The University of Canberra Faculty of Health PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the brightest people who will be health leaders of the future. Students will use research to answer industry-relevant questions and issues that have impact on practice and policy.
Emphasis is given to research translation and impact into changes in practice and policy.
PhD scholars will be recruited into the following strategic research areas;
Spatial epidemiology and prevention research, particularly the prevention of non-communicable disease and understanding the biological pathways between social and physical environments and important population health outcomes and costs.
Examining wellbeing and quality of life in Australia's rural, regional and urban areas to improve quality of life of people living in different communities across Australia.
Assessment of context and implementation in complex population and community health interventions. Mixed-method evaluation approaches e.g. realist and novel social science research methods to large-scale social epidemiological and multi-level evaluation studies.
The scholarship only covers the living costs, no fees will be paid for international students and preference will be given to domestic applicants i.e. Australian citizens.
The Scheme provides 3 years of funding (full-time) for the candidate to complete a PhD by publication.
The University of Canberra has undergone significant transformation over the past 10 years and has continued to rise rapidly in the international rankings. The University is ranked number 34 in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings and puts the University of Canberra among the world’s top 40 young universities. The University of Canberra is also ranked number 193 in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing the University in the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.
Successful candidates will enrol into our flagship PhD programmes and be integrated into high performing academic teams in world class environments.
PhD candidates will be awarded a scholarship stipend of $28,000 per annum (2019 rate, indexed), comprising a tax-free living allowance for 3 years. Please note that international fees are NOT included.
As an embedded component of their research degree, each student will have the opportunity to spend part of their candidature with an industry or local government partner applying knowledge and developing ‘real-world’ skills.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
Successful candidates must be located on the UC campus.
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