Current student research experience
UQ Summer and Winter Scholars
The UQ Summer and Winter Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers.
Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.
Life Course Centre is unfortunately not offering any projects for the 2020 winter program due to COVID-19 restrictions
Pathways to Research – Life Course Centre UQ undergraduate equity scholarship
Thinking about doing a UQ summer/winter research placement but can’t afford it?
The Life Course Centre is offering scholarships to UQ students who have experienced barriers to participating in this program, such as students who are first in family to attend tertiary education, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or out-of-home care leavers.
Summer: We are offering 4 scholarships of $1,500, which in addition to the standard $3,600 scholarship for a 10 week project, gives a total scholarship of $5,100.
Winter: We are offering 4 scholarships of $1,000, which in addition to the standard $1,500 scholarship for a 4 week project, gives a total scholarship of $2,500
You will be notified if you have been awarded a Life Course Centre Equity scholarship prior to the end of the closing date for applications. You are then able to apply for eligible projects in the social sciences and psychology, and if you offered and accept a place you will receive the additional scholarship during your internship. You will also receive an academic mentor from the Life Course Centre, as well as additional training and networking opportunities.
Higher Degree Research Students
Who can be a Life Course Centre higher degree by research student?
The Life Course Centre has a mandate to attract, train and retain the next generation of life course academic and industry researchers for Australia. We do this by delivering professional training, mentoring and development opportunities that bring researchers together across disciplines, universities, government and non-government organisations.
Students are invited to be part of the Life Course Centre if:
- They are enrolled at one of the four university nodes of the Life Course Centre: The University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne or the University of Sydney.
- They have an Advisor who is a Life Course Centre researcher.
- The topic of their research is aligned with the Life Course Centre’s research program.
What do we offer?
Grants and Awards
- Life Course Centre Student Travel and Training Awards – Eligible students may apply for up to $6000 to promote exchange and capacity building with national and international organisations (industry, government and NGO’s) and Life Course Centre Partner Universities. See guidelines here and application form here.
- Travel and accommodation costs are met for eligible students to attend the annual Student development day
- Scholarships and other competitive grants may be advertised from time to time.
Training and networking
- Student Development Day – Eligible students are supported to attend a day of professional development and networking opportunities each year.
- Workshops and professional development – Each node runs a variety of workshops
- Student forum – Life Course Centre students meet monthly via video conference to discuss their training needs, research opportunities at local nodes, and other relevant information.
- Life Course Centre Conference – The Centre Conference is held every two years.
The Life Course Centre Working Paper Series particularly encourages student submissions of completed chapter drafts converted to working papers, to allow early feedback from the broader research community on their work. Visit the page for further information on how to make a submission to the series.
To study with one of our researchers, contact them directly through the People pages. Alternatively, you may prefer to liaise with one of our nodes using the contacts listed below.
- The University of Queensland – Dr Lisa Pope
- The University of Western Australia – Professor Cate Taylor
- The University of Melbourne – Professor Guyonne Kalb
- The University of Sydney – Dr Rebecca Edwards
New Life Course Centre Scholarship for University of Sydney Students
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:
- I. Honours year of a Bachelor in Economics degree, or
- II. 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. For more information, visit the University of Sydney School of Economics page.