Rising levels of obesity, physical inactivity and inadequate diets contribute to an ever-growing burden of chronic health problems. Much of this burden occurs in countries with aging populations and health systems that are ill-equipped to deal with the approaching avalanche of chronic disease.
Griffith Health are investing in the future of health research with higher degree by research scholarships.
Griffith's School of Medicine and Dentistry is placing research priority in the area of non-communicable diseases - specifically, progressing ‘best buys’ in non-communicable disease control and prevention encompassing fiscal, behavioural and policy interventions to modify supply and demand patterns.
The scholarship value is $28,597 (indexed) for a period of 3 years full time study
This scholarships is open to domestic and international applicants*.
Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a Bachelors degree with honours (Class I) or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a substantial research component of a standard comparable to a Bachelor honours degree (Class I) or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment. Applicants who have completed a Bachelors degree with honours (Class IIA) or a Masters degree of a comparable standard together with research experience and/or research outputs (e.g. published research papers or been awarded research funding) will be considered.
Early career health and industry professionals interested in returning to higher degree studies (full-time) are strongly encouraged to apply.
*If you are an international applicant who is currently offshore please discuss with your supervisor short-term study away requirements and/or the viability of applying for a travel exemption before submitting an application. Please see the FAQs web page for further details.