PhD scholarship - Glendon A. Lean Memorial Award in mathematics education

Dr Glen Lean, in whose memory these awards are made, was a mathematics education scholar in the Faculty of Education from 1989 until his death in 1995.

The Glendon A. Lean Memorial Award and The Supplementary Glendon A. Lean Memorial Award have been established through a bequest by Joseph A. Lean.

The awards are offered for a maximum of three years to doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research in mathematics education.

Value and duration


  • A stipend of $26,682 per annum tax exempt (2017 rate)
  • A relocation allowance up to a maximum $1500 (2017 rate) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
  • Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave


3 years

Important dates

Opening date

Applications will remain open until a candidate has been appointed

Closing date

As above


Successful applicants must have achieved a Master of Education degree with a research pathway or equivalent, and have done so with outstanding results.

Awards are only available to those who will be undertaking a higher degree by research, and who:

  • are enrolling as full-time PhD students
  • are not receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program (generally less than 75 per cent of the base APA stipend rate)
  • have not completed a degree at the same level as the proposed candidature, or at a higher level.

Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research page for further information.

How to apply

Please refer to the apply for a research degree page for application information.

Further information

Associate Professor Susie Groves
Email A/Prof. Groves