The Life Course Centre (LCC) Fellowship Program is building a rich and dynamic network of researchers, policymakers and knowledge professionals with a commitment to addressing the problem of deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia, and internationally.

The Fellowship Program is:

  • building an intellectual network to achieve critical mass around the Life Course Centre’s research and delivery objectives
  • facilitating collaboration and engagement between researchers, government, NGOs, and other stakeholders around research and delivery to solve deep and persistent disadvantage
  • progressing the aims of the Life Course Centre, that is, identifying critical factors leading to deep and persistent disadvantage and developing life-changing policy and service delivery solutions.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Links to other researchers, policymakers and practitioners through the LCC Fellowship network and discussion series and, through these, enhanced links to influence research, policy and practice in areas relevant to the Life Course Centre
  • Opportunities to participate in Life Course Centre seminars and meet with visiting scholar
  • Opportunities to disseminate your research through the LCC Working Paper Series
  • Prizes for high-quality research and translation outputs
  • Discounts to the Life Course Centre’s annual conference and workshops
  • Opportunities to participate in end-user workshops, annual conference, and other initiatives
  • Opportunity to have research outputs recognised in Life Course Centre publications, such as the website, newsletter, and annual report

Affiliation

Appointment of LCC Fellows is not an honorary title, but recipients may wish to include their affiliation in email signatures, publications and business cards. An appropriate form of affiliation is:

  • Title, First name, Surname, Life Course Centre Fellow

Selection and application process

The appointment of LCC Fellows is based on nominations from Life Course Centre Chief Investigators, Partner Investigators, Associate Investigators, Advisory Committee members, and existing LCC Fellows. Applications should include a CV and a completed Application Form. The application form may be accessed at the LCC Application Form. Please complete and email to lcc@uq.edu.au with ‘LCC Fellowship Application’ in the subject line. Successful applicants will receive notification within six weeks of receipt of application.

Nominations will be approved by the Life Course Centre Executive Committee based on an assessment of the nominee’s potential to further the aims of the Fellowship Program, and not on the basis of academic merit alone.

Fellowship term

Fellowship terms are initially for three years. Fellowships may be renewed by the Executive Committee based on the member’s activity in the previous three years in contributing to the aims of the LCC Fellowship Program.

Fellowship rules

Participants in the LCC Fellowship Program are expected to be active participants in debate and discourse on issues relating to deep and persistent disadvantage, and be committed to producing knowledge and practical solutions to address this issue in Australian and international contexts. This may involve:

  • contributing to the Life Course Centre Working Paper Series
  • contributing to understanding of social disadvantage among research, policy and knowledge stakeholders by producing other outputs such as academic publications, policy briefs, policy proposals, preliminary research proposals (including RHD topics, research training and curriculum development proposals), research methods, research translation activities, and analytical tools
  • developing new projects and initiatives that build capacity in areas linked to the Life Course Centre.