The Jack Keating Fund Policy Paper

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Jack Keating Fund Scholarship Committee are delighted to offer financial assistance to enable the creation of a policy paper.  This paper would support policy research in Australia in the field of education where the research is likely to impact on greater equality of opportunity and educational outcomes and the advancement of social justice.

Applications open

1 Sep 2022

Applications closed

31 Oct 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $20,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

      • be a staff or student at the University of Melbourne, OR
      • be a person or organisation external to the University.

    Selection criteria


    • The paper must be completed by 15 December 2023 at the latest.
    • The University reserves the right to review the paper prior to publication.
    • The University will house the published paper on the University website, but the recipient of the funding will retain intellectual property.
    • Award recipients are encouraged to publish the paper elsewhere but are expected to inform the University of such publications.
    • The recipient must clearly acknowledge that the paper has been funded by The Jack Keating Fund.
    • The University would have the right to withdraw association with the paper if required.
  • Application process
    • Applications are open from Thursday 1 September, closing Monday 31 October 2022 at midnight.
    • Applicants are to fill in the application form available below.
    • Applications will be assessed by the Jack Keating Scholarship Committee.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful recipient will be notified by late November or early December.

What are the benefits?

  • The recipient would receive up to $20,000 to create a 15-20 page policy paper (desktop research, no ethics required) over a six month period, with the possibility of a three month extension if required.
  • 70% paid to the recipient up front with the remainder paid at the completion of the paper.

For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.