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PhD scholarship for candidates with a disability - University of Queensland

Project opportunity - Universities as Disability Champions of Change

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

This project is on disability and applicants with a disability are preferred.

His 4 year Future Fellowship project aims to investigate how the higher education sector can better support people with disabilities to transition from economic exclusion to work. One in five Australians have a disability and of these 47.3% are not employed. This is a significant issue with regulatory failures and challenges often affecting rights to education and work being exercised on an equal basis. This project seeks to examine international legal norms, theories and strategic and operational practices in the higher education sector.

Associate Professor Harpur ( is interested in hearing from potential PhD candidates who are interested in working with him to help realize this vision. Candidates will be based in the TC Beirne School of Law.

Preferred educational background

We take into account your:

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history

A working knowledge of disability rights and/or scholarship would be of benefit to someone working on this project. A background or knowledge of either lived experience or strong personal connection with disability is highly desirable.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of law and human rights and the potential for scholastic success.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date (Oct 2023).

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