UniSA Connect Outreach Scholarship

About this scholarship

UniSA Connect is an established and highly effective outreach program promoting participation in higher education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Career Awareness. UniSA Connect is offering a postgraduate scholarship to undertake a research project embedded in the outreach work of the program. We are seeking candidates with a background in a relevant field such as education or science communications who are looking to become leaders in areas such as STEM outreach, expanding higher education participation, or teacher professional development.

Our current research priorities are in the role of outreach in supporting transformative change in schools, and in improving the sustainability and scalability of innovative educational practice through university outreach. The candidate will have access to the Samsung SMART School facility to undertake their research. The successful candidate will complete their research while embedded within the program and gain valuable experience participating in the design and delivery of outreach programs. An allowance for professional and academic development will be available in addition to the stipend.


$28,092.00 per year for three years


The scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

Candidates must be have or be eligible for DCSI clearances to work with children.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia.

How to apply and closing date

Apply online

Application closing date 31 October 2019

For more information contact Associate Professor Simon Leonard at Simon.leonard@unisa.edu.au