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Mental Wellbeing in Elite Sport Industry Research Scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,092 per annum, to support your living costs (2020 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s out-standing researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.


Who is it for?

Future PhD candidates.


Where is it available?

Melbourne, Australia


Important Dates

Opening date

2 December 2019

Closing date

31 December 2019

See also: Molecular Biology Scholarship


The School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University and Carlton Football Club are seeking a talented individual who is looking to expand their career horizons with a post-graduate research degree within the Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area.

The successful candidate will undertake their research while also working in the wellbeing department in an elite sporting environment. The successful candidate will work with their supervisory panel and in collaboration with the Club Psychologist at Carlton FC to conduct high-quality research focused on athlete mental wellbeing. In addition to their research activities, the successful candidate will be involved in the delivery of an evidence-based wellbeing support program to Carlton FC players, coaches, and staff under the direction of the Club Psychologist and Wellbeing and Engagement Manager.



To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

(1) have a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above; or

(2) have an Honours degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects; AND any of the following assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above:

  • a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or
  • the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or
  • you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:


  • Ability to effectively communicate and build strong interpersonal relationships, and work and integrate into a multi-disciplinary team
  • A high level of motivation, initiative and self-directed learning
  • Ability to consistently work to high professional standards, and capable of working unsupervised and being professionally accountable
  • Ability to embrace change and accept the challenges associated with a dynamic working environment.
  • Understanding of ethical issues in sport settings, and competence in how to appropriately communicate and manage ethical obligations.


  • Demonstrated experience working in elite sport or a high-performance environment.
  • Competence to transform research findings into policy and program development under supervision.

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How to apply

  • Submit a full application for the scholarship and PhD candidature. You are not required to identify a potential supervisor. In your application, indicate clearly that you wish to be considered for the “Mental Wellbeing in Elite Sport” PhD Scholarship.
  • Follow the Step 3 on the research application page
  • Interview: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship and candidature, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and Carlton Football Club.
  • Final decision: the final decision will be made based on your application and interview. The successful candidate will be made an offer for candidature and scholarship.
  • The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in January 2020.


Who to contact for further information

Dr Mandy Ruddock-Hudson:

More information: Official announcement