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Sue Napier Postgraduate Fellowship in Education

This fellowship recognises the late Sue Napier’s commitment to education and her desire to support teachers in furthering their understanding and skills for the benefit of their students. Shortly before Sue died she set up a trust fund at the University of Tasmania to support practising teachers to develop their skills through postgraduate education. Sue felt that providing this opportunity would empower practising teachers ‘to make a difference’ for their students. Funding will be made available to successful applicants to help meet the costs of undertaking the research program which might be part of a graduate certificate, masters or doctoral program at the University.



Available to an applicant who is enrolled in postgraduate study in Education at the University of Tasmania (eg Graduate Certificate, Masters or PhD). Master of Teaching students are not eligible to apply. To be eligible, applicants must: be a practising teacher in Tasmania; have received their confirmation of candidature (in the case of a Masters by Research or PhD candidate), OR have already started the research component of their studies (in the case of a Graduate Certificate or Masters by Coursework student); and be able to demonstrate how their research relates to empowering practising teachers to develop their skills ‘to make a difference’ in student outcomes. Funding from the Fellowship is provided to specifically support this research project/study component. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years experience in classroom teaching.


From $2,000 to $7,000 depending on the course in which you are enrolled.


Up to two years

Closing Date

31 January 2023


Apply online prior to closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of the application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

Application status

Closed. Not awarded.