Scholarships are now available for students interested in studying with us at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). ARCSHS conducts world-class research and education on the social dimensions of sexuality, gender, health and human relationships. We work collaboratively with other researchers, communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals to advance knowledge and promote positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives. Study at ARCSHS and you could work with national and international research leaders to make a difference.

Scholarships can help with living costs, fee relief and more. See below for more information on available scholarships.

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

La Trobe University is offering a large number of Research Training Program scholarships for applicants who wish to select a topic of research. Our Research Training Program scholarships are available for doctoral or masters research across all areas of research at La Trobe.


Future graduate researchers, future PhD candidates, and graduate researchers who are Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, visit the RTP Scholarship page and review the scholarship eligibility requirements, then follow the steps given on the How to apply page for your proposed course.

Applications: Open

Further information

Contact the Graduate Research School

Project-based graduate research scholarships

We offer a range of doctoral scholarships available for specific research projects as part of our mid-year scholarship round. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship that can help with fee-relief, living costs, and more.

Available projects at ARCSHS

Project title: Understanding the sociality of young people's alcohol and other drug consumption


This PhD scholarship is related to a new qualitative project funded by the Australian Research Council. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a strong track record of academic excellence in anthropology, sociology, gender studies or other relevant discipline (for example, youth studies, science and technology studies or education). The PhD project will complement the broader study which investigates the relationship between young people’s concerns about and experiences of drug consumption and the priorities of drug education. The successful applicant will collaborate with the Project Lead of the broader study to develop a thesis project, which is able to contribute to the aims of the larger project while also reflecting the interests and aspirations of the individual. The scholarship is based at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society – one of the Australia leading research centres investigating the social dimensions of health, gender, sexuality and consumption.


Dr Adrian Farrugia


Open to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents.

Special conditions

Please submit a one-page research project proposal, full CV and academic transcripts with your application.

More information

For more information, please contact Adrian Farrugia

How to apply

Please visit the Project-based graduate research scholarships page for more details on how to apply.

Applications close: 31 July 2022

General scholarships information

Other scholarships may be available at La Trobe. Check out the general information on costs and scholarships at La Trobe, and the project-based scholarships page.