Get paid to do a research project

The Albury-Wodonga campus is excited to offer nine individual Research Stipends that will enable undergraduate students to take part in a research project under the supervision of one of the many talented researchers at Albury-Wodonga. All undergraduate students from all La Trobe campuses with a minimum of 180 credit points are eligible to apply. The projects on offer cover a wide array of disciplines including:

  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Social Work
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business

Over six weeks, students will work closely with their project supervisor and learn valuable and translatable skills in project and experimental design, data collection and analysis and research communication.  All stipend recipients and their supervisors (‘research teams’) will participate in a half-day Research Symposium where each research team will present their project with a focus on the research process.  

Details of the stipend are as follows:

Stipend: $250 per week (tax-free), $1500 total

Tenure: Six weeks, weekly hours to be negotiated with supervisor. Supervisors will endeavour to design flexible research schedules that could fit with other types of causal or part-time work. This is designed to be a taste of research!

Commencement: All programs will begin in December 2020.   Completion dates will be negotiated with the supervising academic staff member.

Selection: Project supervisors will make the final decision.  Only one stipend will be awarded per student.

Application: Students are required to submit their resume and the stipend application form.

Apply here


The application form is included at Appendix I of this booklet.

Submission: Closes 11.59pm on 16 November 2020