SOLVE-CHD Postgraduate Scholarship

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About the Project

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This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a master's by research or PhD student to undertake research in the cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention fields as part of a NHMRC Synergy Grant.

The aim of SOLVE-CHD is to transform post-discharge secondary prevention and reduce the burden of heart disease by decreasing deaths, hospitalisations and costs via a program of work that integrates data, technology, partnerships and capacity building.

This Scholarship is funded by a NHMRC Synergy Grant entitled Solving the long-standing evidence-practice gap associated with cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (SOLVE-CHD).


The scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $32,000 per annum, subject to satisfactory academic performance for:

  • up to two years for a master's by research recipient who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2019
  • up to 1.75 years for a master's by research recipient who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2019
  • up to three years for a PhD recipient.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have applied for admission or be enrolled to study full-time in a master's by research or PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health. If you have an unconditional offer of admission or are currently enrolled to study part-time and will change to full-time enrolment prior to the scholarship commencement you will also be eligible
  • work within a multi-disciplinary research group investigating the health impacts of extreme heat and hot weather for people with cardiovascular disease, implementing evidence-based guidelines to reduce the burden of extreme heat and develop new communication strategies to help build community resilience to extreme heat
  • be willing to conduct research closely in line with one of the aims of SOLVE-CHD Synergy Grant (a list of potential topics are provided below as a guide):
  • Practice change amongst cardiac rehabilitation providers – barriers, enablers and learnings aiming to support patient level electronic record collection
  • Potential and evaluation of data-driven quality improvement in sustained management of CHD and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Evaluation of service and patient level data to improve reach and equity in sustained managed of CHD
  • Virtual reality advice from future self in secondary prevention, and
  • Expanding peer support in secondary prevention
  • be primarily supervised by one of the chief investigators from SOLVE-CHD team member.
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