Life Course Centre Pathways Scholarship

The award is established by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre, LCC). The scholarship is open to students enrolled in an honours thesis or minor thesis (up to 10,000 words), investigating a topic that aligns with Life Course Centre aims. The award is intended to encourage a pathway into further life course research.

Applications open

4 Mar 2021

Applications closed

1 Apr 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Up to 4

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • Be enrolled in an honours thesis or minor thesis (up to 10,000 words) in any faculty
    • Be pursuing research relevant to the aims of the Life Course Centre, investigating the critical factors underlying disadvantage
    • Agree to write thesis (co-)advised by a University of Melbourne LCC Chief Investigator, Associate Investigator, or Research Fellow (list found here)

    Selection criteria

    Student applications will be considered on the basis of:

    1.  A one-page proposal of the research topic for your  thesis, clearly addressing the selection criteria (2) through to (5) below

    2. Academic merit (Weighted Average Mark) from previous study program

    3. Topic alignment with the LCC interests and goals

    4. Topic match with the proposed LCC advisor or co-advisor(s) research interests

    5. Contribution to a potential research career

  • Application process

    Completed scholarship application should include:

    • A cover letter
    • A one-page proposal of research topic for  thesis, clearly addressing criteria 2 to 5 above.
    • The application should include the name of the eligible LCC advisor
    • A current resume
    • Academic Record (available from the Student Portal)
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Students will be informed about their application outcome on Friday 23rd April.

What are the benefits?

Monetary award will be granted to the value of $5,000 with first half of payment to be made in May and second half of payment to be made on submission of the thesis draft around mid-September.

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