PhD Research Scholarship in Modern Australian History at La Trobe University, Australia

Closing date: :15/9/2020


This scholarship is offered as part of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, ‘The ACTU in the Making of Modern Australia.’ It will be awarded to a candidate wanting to study modern Australian history of labour, and is open to any aspect of 20th century labour. Proposals are particularly welcomed that explore women’s or Indigenous labour history, focus on workplace issues and conflicts, or themes of gender, leadership or activism within organisations or communities.

Student type: Domestic and International students are eligible for this scholarship program.

Level of study: graduate researchers, PhD candidates

Study area: Modern Australian History

Scholarship value:

  1. a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,092.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2020 rate)
  2. a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  3. opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.


  • a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above;
  • an Honours degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects;
    any of the following assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above:
    – a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or
    – the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or
    – you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years

How to apply:  apply on-line

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