What does the scholarship provide?
Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset. Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the School.
We welcome applicants from a range of diverse backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to key issues in engaging with children and families in improving outcomes for vulnerable communities. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in participatory methods, child-directed research, education and/or transition to school, child health and wellbeing.
The successful applicant should: hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications. demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to health, education, psychology, sociology and/or social work. have an understanding of the importance of engaging children and young people in addressing challenges within a community. be willing to learn and develop skills across all phases of the project. be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level. have a current Working with Children Check.
International applicants are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.