Living with Disability Research Centre – PhD Scholarship Opportunity

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

The Living with Disability Research Centre is delighted to offer a Research Training Program (RTP) PhD Scholarship opportunity for an outstanding candidate to explore a disability related topic in a discipline such as social work, disability studies or any other of the social sciences.

We are seeking a high achieving candidate, preferably with experience in the disability sector, to develop a project and conduct original research on a suitable theme. Specific areas of interest include social inclusion, the effectiveness and quality of disability services, and the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

Join a leading Research Centre and work with a multi-disciplinary team of disability researchers at La Trobe University. As an applicant you should have an interest in improving the social inclusion of people with intellectual disability through research.

Applications are now open and will close on 31 October 2021. Please note, applications must be made through the La Trobe Graduate Research School. See link below.


  • a La Trobe Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,597 per annum
  • a top up scholarship of $8,000 a year for 3 years
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years
  • opportunity to be part of one of the leading disability research centres in Australia

This opportunity is only open to domestic students.

Please contact Professor Christine Bigby to discuss your ideas for a project.
Phone: 0438 602 264

You must apply directly through the La Trobe Graduate Research School by 31 October, 2021.

Click here to apply. 

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