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Research Master Degree Scholarship

Open to an outstanding student to undertake a Master by research degree in the Social Justice Research Centre. The Centre conducts research with a focus on social justice, social inclusion, wellbeing and criminal justice response to family violence. The Master's research project will be supervised by academic staff of the Social Justice Research Centre.

Preference will be given to applicants who are prepared to develop their research in one of the Centre's strategic areas, social inclusion, community wellbeing, youth, ageing or criminal justice response to family violence.

Application Opening Date: 19 January 2015
Application Closing Date: 16 February 2015
Method of application: Download form and submit all required documentation


Amount: $26,000 tax free per annum
Electronic funds transfer

Step by step guide to applying

You need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):

  1. Before you apply for a scholarship, you must apply for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course
  2. We encourage all applicants to read the Scholarship Conditions: APA, ECU-PRS and ECU Research Excellence Awards (PDF) to understand the application process, selection criteria and the requirements on them as scholarship recipients
    1. Outline of your research topic
    2. Information on your research publications or research grants you have received: Documenting Your Research Experience (PDF)
    3. Academic Referees to support your scholarship application, using the PG Academic Referee Report (PDF)
  3. Complete the Scholarship Application (.DOC), including:

Send application to:

Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship:

By email:
Or post:
Research Scholarships Officer
Scholarships Office
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, Western Australia, 6027

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria:

  • Academic merit, first class honours or equivalent
  • Research experience
  • Special consideration will be given to equivalent professional experience


  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident visa
  • New Zealand citizen

Level of study:

  • HDR - Higher degree research (including Masters by Research)

Year of study:

  • 1st year


  • Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science


Study mode:

  • Full-time on-campus

Length of study/scholarship:

  • 1 year

Applicant information:

Written expressions of interest, together with the application form must consist of the following:

  • a covering letter addressed to Professor Alfred Allan, Foundation Chair in Social Justice, Social Justice Research Centre including your contact address, email and day-time telephone number. It is an opportunity in not more than one page to introduce yourself and highlight the key reasons for your interest in the scholarship
  • a title and statement of not more than 500 words describing your proposed research project
  • a curriculum vitae that includes; academic qualifications and educational history; employment history and research experience in chronological order, specifying name of employer, dates of employment, position and main duties or accountabilities and achievements; information regarding membership of professional associations, prizes awarded and any other relevant data; details of publications; details of unpublished reports of work; the names and contact details of two academic referees and forward an academic referee report to the Research Scholarships Officer
  • attach copies of qualifications, transcripts, Australian birth certificate, residency or citizenship


  • Preference will be given to applicants who are prepared to develop their research in one of the Centre's strategic areas, social inclusion, community wellbeing, youth and ageing or criminal justice response to family violence

Further information:

Professor Alfred Allan
Telephone: (08) 6304 5536

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