Top-up Scholarship

Applications are invited for a Melbourne Law School graduate research degree top-up scholarship offered by the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL).

The purpose of the CELRL top-up scholarship is to promote and support study into employment and labour relations law in the Australian and international context. This includes research projects in the areas of employment and labour relations, workplace discrimination and work health and safety.

The maximum value of the CELRL top up scholarship/s is $10,000 per year. The top-up scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the Director of CELRL by way of lump sum or a stipend.


To be eligible for a CELRL top-up scholarship, applicants must either be current full-time or part-time candidates in the MLS graduate research program or have submitted a formal application for admission to the program, with entry for the following year. Applicants must be supervised by at least one member of the CELRL. Preference will be given to commencing candidates; however, all eligible candidates may apply.

Application details

Applicants who wish to be considered for the top-up scholarship are required to submit the following materials by 5pm Friday the 1st of March 2024.

  • Two-page application (maximum) including: thesis topic and abstract; progress on the thesis to date (if applicable); identification of all supervisors; identification of study load (full-time or part-time); and
  • A two-page CV (maximum) including work experience and publications  .

Applications should be addressed to Associate Professor Tess Hardy and submitted via email to

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