Masters by Research Scholarship in Social Work

Melbourne, Australia
18 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
25 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Masters by Research Scholarship in Social Work with CISVic, Doncare and South East Community Links(SECL)

About the Masters by Research Scholarship

This project will examine the effectiveness, capacity building potential, and learning experience of the Student Placement Pilot Project (SPPP) delivered at CISVic and community agencies including Doncare and SECL in relation to emergency relief and community support.

This scholarship is for research into the Student Placement Pilot Project. Learnings will be used to develop and refine this practice model for student placements and to build capacity in the emergency relief and community support sector. This scholarship will appeal to social work trained students who wish to extend their career and to do so in ways that are both industry engaged and built on a strong evidence base.

Working in close partnership with staff from each organisation, the appointed candidate will have a unique opportunity to carry out research on a student placement model and to use the findings of this research to develop and refine a flexible model that has real and ongoing value for community agencies and community members.

The scholarship will be based within the social work department in collaboration with the Future Social Service Institute. Supervision will be provided from the university and CISVic and will be supported by a reference group which will provide feedback, insights and advice at key points. Research activities will include a literature review, examination of existing data and documentation, and in-depth interviews/focus groups.


To be considered for scholarship you must hold, or be currently completing either:

  • an Honours degree achieving first class honours
  • a Master degree by coursework with a significant research component graded as high distinction, or equivalent


  • meet RMIT's entry requirements for Masters by research



  • $31,000 per year funded by the RMIT University for two years

There will be an additional $3,000 for the first year and $4000 for the second year top up scholarship from CISVic, Doncare and South East Community Links.

How to apply

Submit an online expression of interest for a Masters by Research program to commence in semester 2 2019 at RMIT .

Once you have submitted your expression of interest, you are required to email the following information to Associate Professor Ronnie Egan (

  • A statement of research skills and experience
  • copies of publications, thesis or other scholarly work

Closing date: 25 May 2019

This scholarship will be governed by the Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF 327KB 10p).