PhD Scholarship – Life Patterns project
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education seeks expressions of interest from eligible graduates for 2 PhD positions on the Life Patterns project. Life Patterns is a mixed-methods longitudinal panel study tracking three generations of young people in Australia (education.unimelb.edu.au/life-patterns). The project has 5-year funding (ARC DP, 2021 - 2025), building on two previous 5-year ARC grants. The project is led by Prof. Johanna Wyn (Lead Chief Investigator) and CIs A/Prof. Hernan Cuervo, Dr Jenny Chesters, Prof Helen Cahill, Prof Dan Woodman and Dr Julia Cook (University of Newcastle), and PIs Prof Carmen Leccardi (University of Milano-Bicocca) and Prof Rachel Brooks (University of Surrey). The successful candidates will be supervised by A/Prof Hernan Cuervo (Principal Supervisor) and Dr Jenny Chesters (Principal Supervisor) respectively. Analysis generated from the project’s mixed methods design draws on longitudinal data from three cohorts of Australian school-leavers (cohort 1 from 1991, cohort 2 from 2006 and cohort 3 in 2022). The Life Patterns project contains an extensive longitudinal data set with quantitative and qualitative data from three ongoing cohorts which will span 35 years by 2025. The third cohort will be recruited during 2021. This phase of the program investigates how in a context of technological and structural change (including COVID pandemic), a new generation of young Australians transition to adulthood, keeping the focus on those elements that have proven to be enabling for previous generations to generate new knowledge about the influences of education, work, housing, relationships, and wellbeing on positive trajectories.
1 Jul 2021
1 Nov 2021
How to apply
Full benefit details
Australian / domestic student
Applicable study areas
Education, teaching and training
Number of scholarships awarded
What are the benefits?
The successful candidates will receive a Melbourne Strategic Scholarship (MSS) of approx. $31,200 pro rata per year for 3.5 years of the PhD (full time).
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