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). The scholarship is open to students enrolled in an honours thesis (or minor thesis, where an honours program does not exist) 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

1 Mar 2022

Applications closed

1 Apr 2022

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 must:

    • Be enrolled in an honours thesis (or minor thesis, where an honours program does not exist) 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 supervised or advised (or co-supervised/co-advised) by a  LCC Chief Investigator, Associate Investigator, or Research Fellow from the University of Melbourne (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 Life Course Centre interests and goals

    4. Topic match with the proposed Life Course Centre supervisor/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 selection criteria 2 to 5 above
    • The application should include the name of the eligible LCC supervisor/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 29th April.

What are the benefits?

Monetary award will be granted to the value of $5,000. The first half of the payment will be made in May and second half of payment to be made on submission of the thesis draft in September/October.

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.