About this scholarship

Over the course of her past and current research, Professor McKay has innovated in research methods but has found that many funding bodies are wary of such innovations. An example is qualitative research using visual methods (e.g. Photovoice and Photostory) to enable policy makers to have an enhanced understanding of the impact of complex regulation on private and business decision making, with regard to adopting sustainable practices. Professor McKay’s experiences in this area have motivated her to create this award.

The Jennifer McKay Socio Legal Research Grant is open to continuing full-time or part-time Doctorate by Research or Master of Research students enrolled in their second or third year at the University of South Australia. Applicants must have their research proposal approved.

Applicants are required to provide a principal supervisor reference and written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
-    Academic achievements.
-    Reasons for studying their current program.
-    The novel and innovative socio-legal nature of their research.
-    How the research grant will be used.
-    Future career goals.

The grant may be used to cover:
-    Travel to undertake research or for presenting at an international conference.
-    Collecting data.
-    Collaborating with international or interstate experts.

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia and International students.

Applicants would normally be able to study full-time, however part-time applications will be considered with the reason for part-time study clearly outlined in the written statement.

The grant funds should be utilised within 12 months of payment. If it is not expected that funds will be used within the timeframe, the reasons must be outlined in the written statement.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, written statement, and principal supervisor support.

Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting ‘my Current Studies’).

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a principal supervisor reference and written statement, as outlined above, to research.students@unisa.edu.au.

Value: $1,500

Closing date:

Applications currently open

For more information contact:
Research Student Services, Student and Academic Services (SAS)
Tel: +61 8 8302 5880 (prompt 2)
Email: research.students@unisa.edu.au