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:

What do we offer?

Grants and Awards

  • Life Course Centre Student Travel Awards – Eligible students may apply for up to $6000 (3 rounds per year) 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, with the next one scheduled for some time in 2020.


We regularly promote the research and achievements of our students. Find out more about our current students on the Student PageTwitter, Facebook, and in Life Course Centre Annual Reports.


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.


Contact Us

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.


Current student research experience

UQ Summer and Winter Scholars

The UQ Summer 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 Researches take scholars across several schools and institutes at UQ: ISSR, Social Science, Psychology

Find out more about the program here, or contact Lisa Pope via email or by telephone on +617 3365 1298.

Please apply here.


Current Opportunities


PhD scholarships

None currently advertised

Honours scholarships

None currently advertised