Christine Critchley Memorial Scholarship

The Christine Critchley Memorial Scholarship will cover the course fee for one full time student at an ACSPRI member institution to attend a course at the ACSPRI Summer Program.


Scholarship application requirements:

  1. Have not previously received the named scholarship
  2. Current full time student at an ACSPRI member institution
  3. Application to be submitted by the Summer Program early bird deadline
  4. Applicants must supply:
    1. A current curriculum vitae
    2. A cover letter explaining how participation in the ACSPRI program will contribute toward the completion of your degree
    3. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor
    4. A short video (up to 5 minutes) describing the proposed research, and how the ACSPRI course will help with the research, including permission to publish the video on the ACSPRI website


Applicants may reapply in subsequent years if they did not receive the scholarship in previous years.


The ACSPRI executive committee will review those submissions providing all required information, and select the applicant that demonstrates the greatest need to complete the chosen course.



About Christine

Christine held a professorial position at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and she served on the ACSPRI Executive Committee from November 2017 until her passing. Christine made an enormously valuable contribution to ACSPRI and she will be greatly missed by her ACSPRI colleagues. She served as Secretary of the Executive Committee in 2017 and 2018 and then as Treasurer from November 2019. These are voluntary and unpaid roles. The ACSPRI family miss Christine’s experience and knowledge of the social sciences, and remember her warmth and generosity of spirit. Professor Christine Critchley passed away unexpectedly on Thursday 22 October 2020, from undiagnosed heart disease.


Apply for the Christine Critchley Memorial Scholarship here



Scholarship recipients

ACSPRI Summer Program 2022

- Courtney McClean, PhD Candidate, Monash University - attended Introduction to Qualitative Research


- Naomi Fillmore, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland - attended Applied Statistical Procedures

ACSPRI Summer Program 2023

- Lauren McFarlane, PhD Candidate, Australian National University - attended Introduction to Social Network Research and Analysis


- Katrina Nilsson, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland - attended Foundations of Qualitative Methodologies, Data Collection and Analysis


ACSPRI Summer Program 2024

- Timothy Low-Wah, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University - attending Introduction to Qualitative Research