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Carolyn Allport scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies

The scholarhsip will provide $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years.

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has established a postgraduate Scholarship in feminist studies in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the NTEU in her 16 years as National President.

Dr Carolyn Allport was National President of the NTEU from 1994 to 2010. Carolyn became a prominent lobbyist at both the national and international levels including as a consultant for UNESCO, through Education International. Described as a ‘warrior for women’, Carolyn was tenacious in advocating for women’s rights to employment equity. She was particularly influential in the struggle for paid parental establishing the NTEU as the leader in setting high benchmarks for other unions and employers to match. Carolyn is also recognised as a leading advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, employment and social justice. Within the NTEU structure, she was a driving force to ensure that Indigenous business is core NTEU business. Prior to becoming NTEU National President, Carolyn worked as an academic for over 20 years at Macquarie University in New South Wales. Her teaching and research publications were in the areas of economic history, urban politics, public housing and women’s history.


The scholarship will be available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline.

The scholarship will be paid in yearly instalments for up a maximum of 3 years.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian public university.

Applications should include the following information:

  • A current CV
  • Details of current study focus – what question is being examined and its value to feminism
  • Evidence of award enrolment
  • Expected date of completion of award
  • References from the relevant supervisor and head of research committee of the university where enrolled.
  • Evidence of trade union membership from the relevant trade union.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Helena Spyrou

NTEU Education and Training Officer

PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205

E:; M: +61419339259

Applications close Thursday 31 July 2014. A decision will be made in late-August 2014.

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Date posted

Tuesday, 27 May 2014