About the Scholarships

In 2018, ACEL will award a total of 20 ‘New Voice’ Scholarships across three categories. Each scholarship aims to welcome the recipients into the ACEL network and support the dissemination of new learning and thought. The recipients will be recognised in public as forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educational leaders by peers and the wider education community.

The ACEL “New Voice” initiative recognises ‘new voices’ in educational leadership, acknowledging those as forward thinking, relevant and response to issues in education.

Recipients of the ACEL ‘New Voice’ Scholarships will receive:

  • Complimentary attendance at the 2018 ACEL National Conference, including tickets to social events, valued at $1,000
  • Return flights to/from Melbourne
  • 1 Year ACEL individual membership
  • 1 Year Resource Centre individual subscription
  • 1 Year complimentary registration to attend their choice of any ACEL workshop
  • 1 Year complimentary registration to attend their choice of any ACEL leadership program
  • 1 Year Free subscription to Resources In Action Publication Series [all 6 categories]
  • 1 Year Free subscription to The Australian Educational Leader Journal

Other Features and Benefits:

  • Featuring of their work in ACEL’s ‘Perspectives‘ publication
  • Engagement with their local ACEL Branch
  • Opportunity to have their work published in AEL publications : including The Australian Educational Leader & Resources In Action
  • Featured online editorial on their New Voice award
  • Featured Winners feature in Australian Educational Leader Journal
  • Ongoing acknowledgement as New Voice Alumni in future years
  • Featured Press Releases on Awards & Winners
  • Featured Direct Mail Announcement of Winners and bios to ACEL Members & Database

Category 1: The ‘New Voice’ in School Leadership

This scholarship recognises an impressive ‘new voice’ in educational leadership from each state and territory of Australia.

Criteria for selection:

  • An aspiring educational leader
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Currently employed in an educational institution in the state/territory
  • Demonstrated excellence in current educational role
  • Demonstrated capacity as a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educator

Category 2: The ‘New Voice’ In Educational Leadership Research

This scholarship recognises an impressive ‘new voice’ in educational leadership research from each state and territory of Australia.

Criteria for selection

  • An aspiring educational leader
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Currently employed in an educational institution in the state/territory
  • Currently completing or recently completed (in the past 5 years) a Master of Education or Doctorate in Education
  • Demonstrated excellence in educational leadership research
  • Demonstrated capacity as a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educator

Category 3: The ‘New Indigenous Voice’ in Educational Leadership

This scholarship recognises impressive new indigenous voices in educational leadership, with up to four of these scholarships available nationally.

Criteria for selection

  • An aspiring educational leader
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Currently employed in an educational institution in Australia
  • Of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Demonstrated excellence in current educational role
  • Demonstrated capacity as a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educator

Category 4: The ‘New Voice’ in Early Education and Care

This scholarship recognises an impressive ‘new voice’ in early education and care from each state and territory of Australia. Presented by ACEL and ACECQA.

Criteria for selection:

  • An aspiring educational leader
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Currently employed in an educational institution in the state/territory
  • Demonstrated excellence in current educational role
  • Demonstrated capacity as a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educator