Jack Keating Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Professor Jack Keating, who was a specialist in post compulsory education and training, most noted for his contribution to education policy and debates. This scholarship is open to current or prospective research students of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education who are pursuing policy research in the field of education where the research is likely to impact on greater equality of opportunity and education outcomes and the advancement of social justice.

Applications open

1 Nov 2020

Applications closed

9 Feb 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $8,500

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Cristina Guarrella, Student, Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
    "Scholarship funding has also enabled me to present initial research findings from my PhD at national and international conferences. Exchanging ideas and receiving feedback on my work has allowed me to explore and apply new perspectives to my PhD research. It has also allowed me to establish myself within early childhood science education research networks."
    Read Cristina's story
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a current or prospective research student (with at least a year of candidature remaining as at the closing date) of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
    • Be pursuing policy research in the field of education where the research is likely to impact on greater equality of opportunity and education outcomes and the advancement of social justice

    Selection criteria

    • Eligible applicants will be assessed on the merit of their application, taking into consideration academic merit, impact and worthiness of the research proposal
  • Application process
    • Completion of application via the online application form (the application form will be available when the scholarship opens)
    • Applications are ranked by the selection committee which consists of four academics and a member of the Keating family
    • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to an interview
    • Supervisors may be contacted

    The following information will be required as part of the online application:

    • Contact for the application (name, telephone number, email address).
    • Enrolment details (course name, enrolment date or expected commencement date, expected completion date, full-time or part-time status)
    • Name of supervisor/prospective supervisor
    • Title of research
    • Research summary (maximum 200 word 'lay' description summarising aims, significance and expected outcomes of the research)
    • Research project description (focus on aims, significance and potential outcomes expressed in plain language)
    • Track record –maximum 2 page CV that includes:
      - research and/or relevant professional experience
      - relevant research publications
      - prizes, awards and scholarships
      - other relevant research activities and achievement/any relevant interruptions to career and circumstances

    For further information regarding this scholarship please email: mgse-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au, with the subject header ‘Jack Keating Fund Scholarship'.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    April 2021 at the latest.

What are the benefits?

Up to $8,500 for one year, per award, paid post census date.

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