About the Scholarships

The New Voice Scholarships are part of ACEL’s significant commitment to recognise the emerging voices in educational leadership. New Voice Scholarships recognise forward thinking, contextually relevant and responsive educational leaders whose work has had an impact above and beyond their immediate context.

Each scholarship aims to welcome recipients into the ACEL network and support their journey by sharing their voices with the education community.

There are four categories of New Voice Scholarship:

  • The “New Voice” in School Leadership
  • The “New Voice” in Educational Leadership Research
  • The “New Indigenous Voice” in Educational Leadership
  • The “New Voice” in Early Education and Care

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

  • Complimentary attendance at the 2022 ACEL National Conference, including tickets to social events.
  • Complimentary attendance at the National Awards Ceremony (held during the National Conference)
  • Reimbursement of return economy flights to attend 2022 ACEL National Conference, contingent upon location
  • 1 Year ACEL Associate membership
  • Spotlight on your work in ACEL’s publications
  • Public acknowledgement as a New Voice Scholar via ACEL communications and through the National Awards Ceremony to all members and database

Other Features and Benefits:

  • Featuring of their work in ACEL’s publications including in the Australian Educational Leader Journal and Perspectives
  • Engagement with their local ACEL Branch
  • Ongoing acknowledgement as New Voice Alumni in future years
  • Featured Direct Mail Announcement of Winners and bios to ACEL Members & Database
  • Taking part as a special guest at a branch meeting in your state to talk about your work
  • Zoom Q & A with New Voice Scholars open to members and non-members

 

How to Apply:

Click here to fill out the online application form
Submissions close 8th August 2022


 

Category 1: The ‘New Voice’ in School Leadership

This scholarship recognises an impressive ‘new voice’ in educational leadership.

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.

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.

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.

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