Published: May 2, 2019


The University of Sydney’s School of Economics has launched its latest Life Course Centre Scholarship for research addressing social and economic disadvantage.

Applications are now open for students who have an unconditional offer of admission or are currently enrolled full-time in one of the following at the University of Sydney:

  1. Honours year of a Bachelor in Economics degree, or
  2. Postgraduate Degree in Masters of Economics or Masters of Economic Analysis.

Applicants for the Life Course Centre-funded scholarship must conduct research in social and economic disadvantage within families and across generations, and must have a research supervisor that is affiliated with the Life Course Centre.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) investigates the critical factors underlying deep and persistent disadvantage and is a collaboration between four Australian universities – The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne and The University of Western Australia.

Applications for the $5,000 one-year Life Course Centre scholarship at the University of Sydney’s School of Economics close on Monday 20 May 2019.

To find out more and to apply, click here.

This new scholarship opportunity follows on from the Life Course Centre awarding its inaugural Honours scholarships at the University of Sydney’s School of Economics in 2018. The scholarships, announced at the School’s 2018 Anti-Poverty Week event in October, were awarded to Paige Taylor and Aditya Khanna. Paige’s Honours topic is ‘Thank God it’s Thursday – analysing the impact of a full-day alcohol restriction policy on child wellbeing in the Northern Territory’, and Aditya’s Honours topic is ‘Locus of Control and Alcohol and Marijuana Use’.

Pictured: 2018 Life Course Centre Honours Scholarship recipients Aditya Khanna (left) and Paige Taylor (right) with Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark of The University of Sydney’s School of Economics.