The ACEL ‘New Voice’ Initiative: Supporting emerging voices in educational leadership

ACEL is committed to giving-back to the profession, through the provision of these world-class learning opportunities for up-and-coming leaders. This scholarship initiative represents a commitment of $300,000 over ten years by ACEL.

Background

As Australia’s peak professional organisation for educational leaders, ACEL knows what it means to lead in a time of complex change. ACEL is a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive agent of change and innovation in education in Australia.

ACEL is the independent voice of educational leaders across all sectors and all phases of learning. Our trusted voice is a result of a strong network of 7,000+ practitioners, policy makers and researchers who make up our membership.

The ACEL ‘New Voice’ Initiative recognises ‘new voices’ in educational leadership. These ‘new voices’ are recognised as forward-thinking, relevant and responsive to issues in contemporary Australian education.

About the Scholarships

In 2016, 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.

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

  • Complimentary attendance/participation in the 2016 ACEL National Conference in Melbourne from 28th- 30th September, including tickets to the social event/s, valued at $1,000
  • A cash bursary of $500
  • Featuring of their work in ACEL’s flagship journal, The Australian Educational Leader
  • Additional opportunities to have their work featured at ACEL Events

Category 1: The ‘New Voice’ in School Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship recognises an impressive ‘new voice’ in school 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 Scholarship

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 School Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship recognises impressive new indigenous voices in educational leadership, with a total of 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


Click here to view the winners of the New Voice Scholarships.