We have various HDR scholarship opportunities listed on our website.

The general rounds of application, usually called 'general round RTP and ACU stipend scholarships' are an open call for applications whose research aligns with any of ACU's broad areas of expertise. The closing date for the general round is twice per annum, in late April and mid October.

There are also named scholarship projects where a particular, specialised area of research has been identified in the scholarship advert title. Each of these scholarships will have an individual closing date.

Applicants should check the requirements and closing date for the particular scholarship to which they're applying, and include the scholarship name on their application form.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarships

We are no longer accepting applications from prospective domestic and international candidates for study commencing prior to the census date in Research Term C 2022. Applications close 11.59pm 24 April 2022 AEST

Outstanding MPhil and PhD applicants are invited in the following priority areas:

  • Arts (especially history, sociology and political science)
  • Education (especially educational leadership, Indigenous education, specialist studies in education, and teacher education)
  • Health (especially psychology, exercise science, clinical sciences, allied health, nursing, and public health)
  • Philosophy (all areas)
  • Theology (especially systematic theology, biblical and early Christian studies, medieval and early modern studies, studies of religion, and Vatican II studies)
 

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Scholarship Value
  • A Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship of $28,854* per annum (indexed annually); and either
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship (that is, a tuition fee waiver) for Domestic candidates; or
  • An ACU Tuition Fee waiver and Single Coverage Overseas HealthCare for International candidates.

*value is for candidates enrolled at full-time load. Part-time enrolment value is 1/2 the full-time value

Closing date for applications

We are now accepting applications from prospective domestic and international candidates for study commencing in 2022. Applications close 11.59pm 24 April 2022 AEST.

How to Apply

If you are a currently enrolled candidate: download the ‘application for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship for currently enrolled candidates’ form in Orion and submit with required documentation to Candidature Services res.cand@acu.edu.au

If you are a prospective candidate: Visit the How to apply webpage for application instructions.

Any questions should be directed to ACU Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au

Further information on the ACU Research Training Program Scholarship can be found in the ACU RTP Policy.

Overview

One PhD Stipend Scholarship is available to conduct research within the Health & Wellbeing research group at ACU’s Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE). The research will focus on the Australian Principal Occupational Health & Wellbeing Survey. The comprehensive Principal Health & Wellbeing Survey database (including principals, assistant principals, and deputy principals from every school sector, state, and territory) captures ~50% of all Australian principals. Commenced in 2011, it is one of the most comprehensive and longest running longitudinal data sets of school leader health and wellbeing in the world.

This scholarship offers a unique opportunity to identify psychosocial drivers to improve the wellbeing of principals and prevent negative long-term consequences of an overwhelming increase in job demands to effect change or improve policy. The candidate’s thesis may include studies such as: a systematic review of strategies to improve school leader wellbeing, evaluate previous policies relevant to principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing, and secondary analysis of data from the survey and other related projects.

About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of Education, health, theology, and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts global experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. This PhD scholarship is offered in the field of Health Sciences with a focus on Education and Educational Psychology. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ACU ranked first or equal first Psychology, human movement and sports science, and public health and health sciences.

About Australian Principal Health & Wellbeing

The Australian Principal Health & Wellbeing program has global recognition as a world-leading research team strongly committed to delivering excellence in Education, research, and engagement. This project has contributed to better understand the wellbeing Australian school leaders. Our research responds to concerns surrounding the impacts of increasing workload demand and complexity on Australian school leader health & wellbeing. This research provides diagnostic feedback to school principals and evaluates policies designed to improve school principal wellbeing.
Our research is highly recognised with research articles in leading journals, widely read Conversation articles, and extensive media (print, radio & TV) coverage. This project delivers practical evidence that benefits the wider education community beyond academia, see our national research reports.

Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) is a national research institute hosting a team of internationally-renowned researchers and international scholars undertaking nationally-funded research studies with a range of industry-funded partners. Our research tackles the significant issues of our time through positive psychology and aims to:

  • address critical educational and psychosocial issues
  • translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and
  • demonstrate how people can not just succeed - but flourish and thrive.

In 2020, The Australia Research Magazine listed Australian Catholic University as the Australian field leader in Educational Psychology and Counselling with IPPE researchers Professors Richard Ryan and Herbert Marsh listed as Research Superstars and Dr Theresa Dicke listed as a Rising Star. In 2019, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education also had two Research Superstars and one Rising Star (Philip Parker) working in educational psychology. IPPE is also a world leader in Education and Psychology. Loannidis et al. (2020) listed several IPPE researchers in the top 100 researchers in their respective fields by citation. This included Professors Herbert Marsh (1st in Education by citations), Richard Ryan (4th in Social Psychology), Reinhard Pekrun (6th in Education), and Johnmarshall Reeve (10th in Education).
Further information about the Institute can be found here.

About the PhD Stipend Scholarship

One PhD scholarship is available to conduct research on school leader wellbeing.

PhD Eligibility criteria

Candidates with previous qualifications, expertise and interest in any of the following are encouraged to apply:

  • A post-graduate degree in psychology or Education.
  • Interest or experience in school leadership.
  • A strong background in research design and analysis
Study mode and location
  • Full-time for three (3) years based at ACU’s North Sydney Campus, Australia, commencing as soon as possible in 2022.
Value and duration
  • An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship of A$28,854per annum (tax-free, indexed) for domestic candidates or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed) for international candidates. The stipend duration is for three (3) years, subject to satisfactory progress and full-time study mode; plus
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates;
  • Single OSHC for international applicants.
Application closes

Friday 13 May 2022

Application instructions:

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Herb Marsh before submitting an application for the PhD program and this scholarship:
E: herb.marsh@acu.edu.au

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

  • A cover letter detailing demonstrated interest and/or experience in the proposed area of research

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line Stipend Scholarship specialist research area: ‘Australian Principals’ Health & Wellbeing’.

Overview
Australian Catholic University is offering one stipend scholarship to conduct PhD or MPhil research focused on any topic related to human flourishing and early Christian studies, including biblical studies and stretching to the end of late antiquity.
About the Flourishing Project
Flourishing in Early Christianity aims to elucidate the complex and often contested views of flourishing found in ancient Christian sources and how those visions of flourishing interacted with similar accounts put forward in non-Christian classical and Jewish sources. It offers new interpretations of early Christian visions of the good life by engaging with research on human flourishing from other fields, including psychology, philosophy, health humanities, and the social sciences, while also seeking to inform scholarship in these other disciplines by providing a robust set of historical case studies. The project has three strands: 1) ‘Health: Being and Feeling Well;’ 2) ‘Cultivating the Good Life: Reason and Creativity;’ and 3) ‘Flourishing Communities: Communal Ecologies and Places.’ In addition, a series of capstone seminars on the theme ‘Creation, Christology, and Transformation’ draws together the insights of the individual strands. The project involves leading scholars from around the globe as research collaborators and has a rich and exciting line-up of activities planned from 2022 to 2026 which the successful applicant would benefit from. Further information about the project can be found on our website.

About Australian Catholic University
ACU is a world-leading research university in the areas of education, health, theology, philosophy and other liberal arts. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of human dignity and social justice. In 2020, ACU appeared in the CWTS Leiden Ranking for the first time and was the leading Australian university in the Humanities and Social Sciences when ranked both by the proportion of papers in the top 5% most frequently cited (a scientific quality measure) and by the proportion of papers demonstrating interinstitutional collaborative publication. In the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ACU has risen to the 251-300 band, skipping the 301-350 band entirely and holding its place in the top 2 per cent of universities in the world. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, research in religion and religious studies at ACU was assessed as being above world standard.

Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the MPhil and PhD programs at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations. We prefer applicants with an honours degree or masters degree in a field related to early Christian studies such as classics; New Testament Studies; ancient Judaism; patristics; late antique studies; historical theology; or Byzantine studies.
Study mode and location
Full-time based at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry Melbourne Campus, commencing as soon as possible.
Applicants should note that the full-time duration of the PhD at ACU is 3 years while the duration of the MPhil is 2 years.
Scholarship inclusions
  • An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 per annum subject to satisfactory progress and full-time enrolment; plus
  • a Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for international candidates; plus 
  • Overseas Student Health Care Policy (Single) for international candidates
Application instructions

This opportunity is open to domestic and international applicants.

Closing date for applications 11:59pm AEST 1st August 2022

As part of the assessment process applicants may be invited to participate in a virtual interview.

Step 1: Interested candidates should contact Associate Professor Matthew Crawford matthew.crawford@acu.edu.au before applying.

Step 2: Applicants should submit a formal application to the PhD or MPhil program. Instructions can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section of the ACU Future Candidates Web Page.

In addition to the standard application components, applicants must also include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter outlining how the proposed research advances the aims of the Flourishing Project and how the candidate’s prior academic and (if applicable) professional experience has prepared them for undertaking it.
  • A brief curriculum vitae detailing how they meet the eligibility criteria

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line ‘MPhil/PhD Stipend Scholarship, Specialist Research Area: Flourishing in Early Christianity.’

Overview

We offer two PhD scholarships – described in section below “About the PhD Stipend Scholarships”. The 2 PhD scholarships are available to undertake research in the areas of neuroimaging of addiction and mental health. Join us to undertake fun, exciting and innovative research on the brain and mental health.

The successful candidates will join the recently-founded Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program, where we host a vibrant research team with ~20 people between staff and research students (PhDs, Honours, Masters, volunteers); and a broader research team of the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC) at ACU. The applicants will access a rich and dynamic research hub with a well-organized mentorship scheme, regular forums and seminars on interdisciplinary topics, journal clubs specific to the Program and Psychology, and social activities organized by our fun team.

The Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program focuses on examining the clinical, cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying substance use and related mental health problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders). We believe that everyone vulnerable to or impacted by addiction and mental health problems, deserves the opportunity for better life outcomes. With multidisciplinary methods, we aim to identify the origins, correlates, and harm reduction of substance use, addiction, and mental health problems. Specifically, our research aims to map with precision the neurobiological mechanisms which predate, predict and underscore addiction and mental health problems using unique global consortia, next-generation multimodal brain imaging tools and rigorous experiments; and to trial evidence-based interventions aimed at effectively mitigating addiction-related harms. The successful applicants’ supervisory team will include:

Dr Valentina Lorenzetti
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Professor Val Curran
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The successful applicants will work with and have access to a multidisciplinary supervisory team including also a network of expert collaborators from collaborating international universities. You will have opportunities of training in the required neuroimaging methods in high-quality national/international research centres.
Co-supervisors depend on the specific PhD project selected and include:

  • A/Prof Andrew Zalesky (Principal Research Fellow -and head of the Systems Neuropsychiatry & Neuroengineering Research Stream at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • A/Prof Bradford Moffatt (Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unit, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. These PhD scholarships are offered in the fields of psychology (1701 FOR Code) and exercise science (1106 FOR Code). According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked in the top 100 Young Universities, worldwide. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, psychology and exercise science research at ACU received the top score (5/5), rated aswell-above world standard.

About the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC)

The Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC) aims to advance knowledge critical to improving mental health, physical performance and well-being. Mental health, brain-related, and developmental disorders have significant negative impacts upon the mortality and social participation of the most vulnerable members of the community and are among the most urgent global challenges of the 21st century. The Centre aims to make significant contributions to mental health, physical performance, participation and well-being by integrating cutting edge research expertise and technology spanning neuroscience, addiction science, clinical psychology, developmental psychology and rehabilitation science to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental health, brain-related and developmental disorders. The Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program is one of three leading research programs of the HBMRC.

About the PhD stipend scholarships

Two (2) PhD Scholarships are being offered in 2022 to support the work of Dr. Lorenzetti and her team at the Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program. The Scholarships are available for competitive and high-performing candidates who are driven to make a difference in the field of neurosciences of mental health and addictions, and who are keen to contribute to our mission.

Project one. Can we retrain the brain in addiction? A novel real time fMRI neurofeedback study
You will conduct world-leading research to unpack novel research questions, including:

  1. Which brain pathways are affected in substance use disorders, particularly in those with more severe use and related mental health problems?
  2. Can we mitigate brain harms in substance use disorders? You will train people with severe addictions, to modulate their own brain dysfunction using state-of-the art online brain training using real-time fMRI based neurofeedback. This will be done for the first time using a very potent 7T MRI scanner based at the Melbourne Precinct, The University of Melbourne? To address these research questions, you will learn sophisticated high-res imaging techniques that process in real-time, computationally demanding fMRI data on brain function
  3. You will work with an ambitious, expert and inclusive supervisory team and the study results will be disseminated in high quality neuroscientific journals, but also to members of the public via presentations.
  4. You will be expected to complete a PhD thesis.

Project two. Unpacking sex differences in the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence and comorbid depression: A longitudinal MRI study of a large-scale cohort

  1. You will conduct world-leading research to unpack novel research questions about the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence, using a rich dataset with state-of-the-art neuroimaging data, psychosocial, and cognitive data:
  2. Are men or women most vulnerable to the neurotoxic effects of chronic alcohol use?
    a) what are the neurobiological differences between men and women with chronic alcohol use, depression and comorbid alcohol use and depression?
    b) how do the neurotoxic effects of alcohol dependence and entrenched depression change over time in affected men and women?
  3. To address these research questions, you will learn sophisticated high-res imaging techniques that measure brain integrity in-vivo
  4. You will be working with multi-modal imaging data from one of the world largest biomedical database ie the BioBank UK: a large-scale biomedical database and research resource, containing in-depth genetic and health information from half a million UK participants with comprehensive cognitive, behavioural, clinical and neuroimaging data. https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/
  5. You will work with an ambitious, expert and inclusive supervisory team to disseminate study results via publication in high quality neuroscientific journals.
  6. You will be expected to complete a PhD thesis.
PhD eligibility criteria
Scholarship criteria

Essential requirements:

  • Highly motivated, with a strong interest in addiction, psychopathology, neuroscience, neurodevelopment and/or policy.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in neuroimaging / biostatistics data analysis
  • Experience in writing publications in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with statistical and computer programming skills (e.g., scripting, Matlab, LINUX).
  • A numerate background – e.g., a Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, medical image analysis or related discipline
Study mode and location

Full-time for three (3) years based at the Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program, Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Melbourne Campus, commencing as soon as possible. 

Value and duration
  • An Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed, full-time rate) or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 tax-free, indexed, full-time rate). Both stipend values are per annum for three (3) years subject to satisfactory progress; plus
  • a Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates.
Applications close
  • 11:59pm Friday 1st July 2022 AEST
How to apply

This scholarship is open to high quality international applicants in addition to domestic candidates who are either a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Valentina Lorenzetti before submitting an application for the PhD program and this scholarship, possibly with a brief expression of interest, cv and academic transcripts:

E: valentina.lorenzetti@acu.edu.au

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

  • A CV detailing relevant academic and practical experience;
  • A cover letter detailing demonstrated interest and/or experience in the program of research described.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line ‘PhD Stipend Scholarship specialist research area: Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health’.

Overview
The Biblical and Early Christian Studies (BECS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU in Melbourne invites applications for one (1) competitive PhD scholarship in connection with the Australian Research Council funded project The Vandal Renaissance: Latin Literature in Post-Roman Africa (435-534CE). ACU is a partner organisation to this project, which is based at the University of Sydney. The project has four chief investigators: Assoc. Prof. Paul Roche (Sydney), Prof. Richard Miles (Sydney), Dr Anne Rogerson (Sydney), and Dr Michael Hanaghan (ACU).

The project aims to investigate the Latin literature of the Vandal kingdom of North Africa. It expects to identify a vibrant literary culture that celebrated multicultural diversity, embraced the Classical tradition, and contributed to Christian theology, while helping form a distinct Vandal identity. Expected outcomes include a more detailed understanding of the intellectual influences on Vandal African authors, the mechanics of Vandal court patronage, and the breadth of these authors' contribution to the history of Latin literature.

The PhD thesis will constitute a ‘deepdive’ into one of the texts of the project, (Dracontius, Luxorius, Corippus, Victor of Vita, Quodvultdeus, Fulgentius of Ruspe, Fulgentius the Mythographer, selections from the Anthologia Latina, or any other Latin literature produced in Vandal North Africa between 435-534CE). It may take the form of a full-scale edition with commentary or an exploration into the relationship of the text to classical literature and contemporary contexts.
About Australian Catholic University
ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of liberal arts, theology, philosophy, education and health. Research excellence at ACU is aligned with our mission and identity as a Catholic university and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. Ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2021), ACU was rated above or well above world standard across twelve fields of research in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.
About the Biblical and Early Christian Studies (BECS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

ACU’s BECS program is a dynamic, supportive, internationally engaged research community based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus, with activities also on ACU’s Rome Campus. PhD candidates in ACU’s BECS program are fully immersed in the intellectual life of the program, work closely with supervisors, draw extensively on the talents of the BECS team, participate in the program’s seminars, workshops, and special lectures, contribute to our international collaborations, and pursue research opportunities with our domestic and international partners. Learn more about our research interests, publications and activities online here.
PhD Eligibility criteria
The eligibility criteria for the PhD at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations
Study mode and location
Full-time for three (3) years based at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry Melbourne Campus, commencing as soon as possible.
Value and duration

The successful applicant will be awarded:

  •  An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship ( or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 per annum (tax-free, indexed, full-time rate) for three (3) years subject to satisfactory progress; plus
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates; plus
  •  Overseas Student Health Care Policy (Single) for international candidates

The University may also offer a RTP Allowance (relocation) to assist with relocation from an overseas country to Australia for the purposes of commencing an ACU HDR program. Refer to the RTP Policy for details

Application closes

11:59pm (AEST) Monday 1 August 2022
As part of the application process, candidates may be invited to a virtual interview.

Application instructions:

Step 1. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Michael Hanaghan (michael.hanaghan@acu.edu.au), to discuss their application and proposed projects in connection to the key aims of the ‘The Vandal Renaissance’ project.

Step 2.  To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

  • a 1-2 page cover letter outlining their proposed text(s) and research questions and methodology.
  • a 1 page curriculum vitae detailing how they meet the eligibility criteria.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line “PhD Stipend Scholarship: specialist research area: Biblical and Early Christian Studies ‘The Vandal Renaissance’.”

Nursing Research Institute, Quality in Acute Stroke Care Research Program PhD Opportunity
Overview
Australian Catholic University is offering one Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) PhD scholarship – described in section below “About the PhD Stipend Scholarship”. The PhD scholarship is available to undertake doctoral studies that will evaluate the impact, reach and sustainability of the international upscale of the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) intervention that has been previously tested in a randomised controlled trial.

About the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Research Program
The Nursing Research Institute (St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne & Australian Catholic University) leads, a nationally renowned program of translational research that aims to improve in-hospital stroke management. This work has influenced health policy and clinical practice guidelines nationally and internationally. A recent partnership with the European Stroke Organisation, the European Acute Networks Striving for Excellence in Stroke (Angels) Initiative; and the European Registry of Stroke Care Quality (RES-Q), called QASC Europe, achieved larger-scale implementation of the FeSS Protocols into routine acute stroke care in 64 hospitals throughout 17 European countries.

Under the guidance of Chief Investigator Professor Sandy Middleton, who was awarded an NHMRC Investigator grant to continue this research program, a PhD opportunity is available to (1) undertake an evaluation of the sustainability of the QASC Europe translational research program and to identify factors that influence uptake of the QASC intervention to inform further upscale. (2) undertake an impact assessment of the QASC Europe translational research program using the Framework to Assess the Impact of Translational health research (FAIT) developed in Australia, and evaluate FAIT’s application and utility when applied internationally. The project addresses an important area of health services research, namely how to translate research findings into real time clinical practice in order to improve patient outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to work with the team at the Nursing Research Institute and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and to learn about and be involved in both impact assessment application in the international context and implementation science practice with a view to transform stroke nursing practice internationally.

About Australian Catholic University
ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. This PhD scholarships are offered in the fields of nursing (1110 FOR Code) and according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked in the top 100 Young Universities, worldwide. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, nursing research at ACU received the highest score (5/5).

About the PhD Stipend Scholarship

One (1) Australian Government RTP PhD Scholarship is being offered for mid-2022 commencement to support the work of Professor Sandy Middleton and her team at the Nursing Research Institute (NRI). The Scholarship is available for a driven and high-performing candidate. The successful candidate will be located at the Sydney office of the NRI and are expected to take part in various NRI activities and training opportunities. The successful applicant will be supervised by NRI researchers Professor Sandy Middleton (Principal Supervisor), Professor Elizabeth McInnes and Dr. Oyebola Fasugba and Dr Shanthi Ramanathan from HMRI.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have the opportunity to be involved in observational and qualitative research and/or pilot studies. This will be determined by the exact research topic and applicants knowledge/experience in the field of research.
 

PhD Eligibility criteria
The eligibility criteria for the PhD program at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations
Scholarship criteria

Essential requirements

  • Highly motivated, with a strong interest in evidence translation; mixed-methods research; randomised controlled trials; implementation science.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Desirable skills

  • Experience in health services research
  • Experience in writing publications in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with statistical and qualitative analysis software
  • A health background e.g., a bachelor’s degree in health sciences (nursing, allied health or psychology).
  • Experience in clinical practice change
Study mode and location
  •  Full-time for three (3) years based at Melbourne or Sydney Campus, commencing in Research Term C 2022.
Value and duration
  • A Research Training Program tax-free stipend of A$28,854 per annum (indexed) for three (3) years, subject to satisfactory progress. This is Full time equivalent value, part time will be pro-rata; and
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years.
Application instructions
This opportunity is open to domestic applicants only, that is Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Oyebola Fasugba for further information before submitting an application for the PhD program and scholarship: E: oyebola.fasugba@acu.edu.au
Step 1: Submit Expression of Interest (EOI) by Sunday 10th April 2022 11:59pm (AEST)

Applicants must submit to Professor Middleton (sandy.middleton@acu.edu.au)

  •  a 1 to 2-page cover letter detailing how they meet the scholarship eligibility criteria as listed above and
  •  a brief Curriculum Vitae
Step 2: Shortlisting and Invitation to submit formal application

Applicants who are successful in their Expression of Interest may be invited to interview. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application for the PhD program and the stipend scholarship. Interested applicants are strongly advised to contact Professor Middleton to discuss the research in more detail.
Instructions for submitting a formal application to the PhD program can be found on the ‘How to Apply’ section of the ACU Research Web Page.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line: “Nursing Research Institute, Quality in Acute Stroke Care Research Program PhD Opportunity”


PhD Stipend Scholarship Specialist research area: Autism at ACU Research Program
Overview
One PhD Stipend Scholarship is available to conduct research within the Autism at ACU Research Program. As part of our Inclusive Communities research stream; priority will be given to autistic applicants. The focus of the PhD will be on translating the findings from our ongoing research with major advocacy organisations – such as the Australian Autism Alliance and Amaze – into impactful outcomes for autistic people and their families. Using our unique data sets from large-scale surveys of both the general community and the autism community, and working in collaboration with the research team and our community partners, the PhD candidate will identify a key topic of interest to the autism community. The candidate will undertake further targeted research to develop tools to translate the voices of autistic people and their families into meaningful changes in the community that improve the lives of autistic people.
About Australian Catholic University
ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts global experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. ACU is ranked in the top 2% of all universities worldwide and ranked 251-300 in the Times Higher Education World Rankings. This PhD scholarship is offered in Health Sciences in the field of Public Health. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ACU ranked first or equal first in public health.
About Autism at ACU Research Program
The Autism at ACU Research Program differs from other autism research groups: the research program is led by an autistic autism researcher; autistic researchers are seen as equal partners in research projects, and the program focuses on the identification and development of future autistic autism researchers; and autistic voices (both academics and laypeople) are central to the selection of research projects, the development of research plans and data collection tools, the analysis and interpretation of data, and the dissemination of findings. The focus of the Autism at ACU Research Program is on the lived experience of autistic adults: understanding the issues, and seeking solutions to the challenges, that prevent the inclusion of autistic people in all aspects of society. Find out more about Autism at ACU here.
About the PhD Stipend Scholarship
One PhD stipend scholarship is available for a 2022 commencement.
PhD Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PhD program at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations 

Priority for this scholarship will be given to applicants who are autistic. Non-autistic applicants should provide a statement outlining their interest in autism and their experience interacting with autistic people.

Candidates with previous qualifications, expertise and interest in any of the following are encouraged to apply.

  • Psychology or allied health
  • Research translation
  • Disability studies
  • Participatory action research
  • Communication studies (include media, health communication or similar)
  • Policy analysis or development 
Study mode and location

• Full-time for three (3) years commencing as soon as possible in 2022.

Value and duration
  • An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship of A$28,854per annum (tax-free, indexed) for domestic candidates or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed) for international candidates. The stipend duration is for three (3) years, subject to satisfactory progress and full-time study mode; plus
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates;
  • Single OSHC for international applicants.
Application instructions

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Lisa Lavey before submitting an application for the PhD program and this scholarship:
E: lisa.lavey@acu.edu.au

Step 1: Expression of Interest (EOI) to be submitted by Sunday 13th March

Applicants must submit to Lisa Lavey (lisa.lavey@acu.edu.au)

  • a 1 to 2-page cover letter detailing how they meet the scholarship eligibility criteria as listed above and
  • a brief Curriculum Vitae
  • Non-autistic applicants should also provide a statement outlining their interest in autism and their experience interacting with autistic people
Step 2: Shortlisting and Invitation to submit formal application

As part of the EOI shortlisting, applicants may be invited to interview. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application for the PhD program and the stipend scholarship per the ACU website.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line Stipend Scholarship specialist research area: ‘Autism at ACU Research Program.

Overview
One PhD Stipend Scholarship is available to conduct research within The Early Childhood Futures research group at the ACU Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education. The research will focus on the implementation of school playgroups in areas experiencing social and economic vulnerability, including better understanding of young children’s learning and developmental outcomes in these settings. This project involves working with schools in areas experiencing social and economic vulnerability to implement school playgroups and evaluate the learning and developmental outcomes of children in these settings. Previously developed evidence-based resources will help schools to establish and implement school playgroups seeking to benefit children and families. This project will use previously developed policy and practice-advice about school playgroups for implementation. Pre and post measures of children’s learning and developmental outcomes will be taken. For children, measures include selected tools for Early Years Assessment (birth to eight years-of-age) used in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Victoria, such as Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Pre and post interviews with parents and school staff will also be conducted to identify adult perspectives on the role of school playgroups in supporting children’s learning and development. The successful candidate will work in The Early Childhood Futures research group at the ACU Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education the cross disciplinary areas of early childhood education, early childhood development, family support services and primary school education.
About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts global experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. These PhD scholarships are offered in the field of Education. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked in the among the world’s top 100 universities for Education. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment Education research at ACU scored above world standard. For the 2018 Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment, Education research at ACU was ranked high impact.

About Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education

The Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE) is a national research institute hosting a team of internationally-renowned researchers and international scholars undertaking nationally-funded research studies with a range of industry-funded partners. Our research draws on both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and includes large-scale, longitudinal studies and meta-analyses. A priority focus is on research relating to policy and practice.

ILSTE’s research includes six priority areas:

  • Assessment, evaluation and student learning
  • Sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics in education
  • Early childhood futures
  • Educational semiotics in English and literacy pedagogy
  • Teacher education, quality and professional practice
  • Data analytics and learning interventions.

Our researchers are concerned with generating and disseminating new knowledge to improve the learning outcomes of children and young people, especially those experiencing disadvantage and who are at risk.
ILSTE provides a forum for researchers, scholars, policy makers and practitioners to collaborate and share evidence-based knowledge to address barriers to achievement and learning engagement faced by young people. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.lsia.acu.edu.au

About the PhD Stipend Scholarship


One PhD scholarship is available to conduct research on school playgroups.

Candidates with previous qualifications, expertise and interest in any of the following are encouraged to apply:

1. Early childhood education
2. Developmental psychology
3. Family support services
4. Early years of primary school; and/or
5. Translational research.

PhD Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PhD program at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations
Candidates with previous qualifications, expertise and interest in any of the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Early childhood education
  • Developmental psychology
  • Family support services
  • Early years of primary school; and/or
  • Translational research.
Study mode and location

Full-time for three (3) years based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus, Australia, commencing as soon as possible 2022.

Value and duration
  • An Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship of A$28,854 per annum (tax-free, indexed) for domestic candidates or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed) for international candidates. The stipend duration is for three (3) years, subject to satisfactory progress and full-time study mode; plus
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates;
  • Single OSHC for international applicants.
Application closes

11:59pm AEST Sunday 10th April, 2022

Application instructions:

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Karen McLean before submitting an application for the PhD program and this scholarship:
E: karen.mclean@acu.edu.au

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page , plus:

• A cover letter detailing demonstrated interest and/or experience in the proposed area of research

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line Stipend Scholarship specialist research area: ‘Translating and Disseminating Playgroup Research for Practice and Policy’.

Overview
We offer one Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) PhD scholarships – described in section below “About the PhD Stipend Scholarship”. The PhD scholarship is available to undertake evidence translation mixed-methods research focused on low-value wound care in the acute care setting.
About the The National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Wiser Wound Care

The NHMRC has awarded the team at the Nursing Research Institute, a 5-year Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) grant in Wiser Wound Care. This CRE is led by Professor Wendy Chaboyer at Griffith University and Professor Elizabeth McInnes, Deputy Director of the Nursing Research Institute is the CIC.

The CRE was established on 1 January 2021. The focus of this CRE is on acute wound care (pressure injuries, surgical wounds and intravascular devices) in hospitals.

The main functions of the CRE are to undertake systematic reviews, research and implementation/de-implementation research. We also engage with end-users, both consumers and clinicians, in our research and knowledge translation activities and provide research training in methods and implementation science.

The broad aim of the proposed PhD study is to design and evaluate an intervention to reduce low-value wound care in hospitals and to identify factors that influence uptake of the intervention. The project addresses an important area of health services research, namely how to de-implement from health care practices that are obsolete or inappropriate.

About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. These PhD scholarships are offered in the fields of nursing (1110 FOR Code) and according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked in the top 100 Young Universities, worldwide. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, nursing research at ACU received the score (5/5).

About the PhD Stipend Scholarships

One (1) Australian Government RTP PhD Scholarships are being offered for mid-2022 commencement to support the work of Professor Elizabeth McInnes and her team at the Nursing Research Institute which is a partnership between Australian Catholic University, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. The Scholarship is available for driven and high-performing candidates.

The successful candidate will be embedded in the CRE and expected to take part in various CRE activities and training opportunities.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Elizabeth McInnes (Principal Supervisor) and another ACU supervisor with external supervision to be provided by CRE Research Fellow, Dr Angela Wan.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have the opportunity to be involved in observational and qualitative research and/or pilot studies. This will be determined by the exact research topic and applicants knowledge/experience in the field of research. Applicants should contact Professor McInnes for further information.

PhD Eligibility criteria
Scholarship criteria

Essential requirements

  • Highly motivated, with a strong interest in evidence translation; mixed-methods research; randomised controlled trials; implementation science.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Desirable skills

  • Experience in health services research
  • Experience in writing publications in peer reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with statistical and qualitative analysis software
  • A health background e.g., a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences (nursing, allied health or psychology).
  • Experience in clinical practice change
Study mode and location
  • Full-time for three (3) years based at Melbourne Campus, commencing in Research Term C 2022.
  • Value and duration
  • A Research Training Program tax-free stipend of A$28,854 per annum (indexed) for three (3) years, subject to satisfactory progress. This is Full time equivalent value, part time will be pro-rata; and
  • a Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years.
Application instructions
How to apply

This opportunity is open to domestic applicants only, that is Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Liz McInnes before submitting an application for the PhD program and a scholarship: E: Liz.McInnes@acu.edu.au

Step 1: Expression of Interest (EOI) to be submitted by Sunday 13th March 2022 11:59pm (AEST).

Applicants must submit to Prof Liz McInnes

  • a 1 to 2-page cover letter and
  • a brief Curriculum Vitae detailing how they meet the scholarship eligibility criteria as listed above

Step 2: Shortlisting and Invitation to submit formal application

Applicants who are successful in their Expression of Interest may be invited to interview. Shortlisted applicants with then be invited to submit a formal application for the PhD program and this stipend scholarship.

Instructions for submitting a formal application to the PhD program can be found on the ‘How to Apply’ section of the ACU Research Web Page.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line: “SRA: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Wiser Wound Care PhD Scholarship”

Overview

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU in Melbourne invites applications for competitive PhD scholarships in connection with its new research project ‘Religious Mobilities: Medieval and Early Modern Europe and the World.’ A major new international research collaboration with partners in Leuven, London, Princeton, Stanford, and Toronto, ‘Religious Mobilities’ seeks to investigate the multiple and intersecting roles that religion has played in relation to mobility in this critical period for the formation of a globalised world. More information about the scholarships can be found at https://www.acu.edu.au/research-and-enterprise/our-research-institutes/institute-for-religion-and-critical-inquiry/study-with-us/phd-scholarships-for-religious-mobilities

About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, theology and philosophy and other liberal arts. Research excellence at ACU is aligned with our mission and identity as a Catholic university and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. Ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2021), ACU was rated above or well above world standard across twelve fields of research in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

About the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

ACU’s MEMS program is a dynamic, supportive, internationally engaged research community based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus, with activities also on ACU’s Rome Campus. PhD candidates in ACU’s MEMS program are fully immersed in the intellectual life of the program, work closely with supervisors, draw extensively on the talents of the MEMS team, participate in the program’s seminars, workshops, and special lectures, contribute to our international collaborations, and pursue research opportunities with our international partners and in relevant archives. Learn more about our research interests, publications and activities online here.

PhD Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PhD at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations

Study mode and location

Full-time for three (3) years based at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry Melbourne Campus, commencing as soon as possible.

For Domestic applicants: these scholarships are for commencement as soon as possible.

For International applicants: these scholarships are for onshore commencement though temporary offshore commencement may be possible in certain circumstances (refer 1 ‘If you receive an offer’ for further information).

Value and duration

Successful applicants will be awarded:

  • An Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed, full-time rate) or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 tax-free, indexed, full-time rate). Both stipend values are per annum for three (3) years subject to satisfactory progress; plus
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates. 
Application closes

11:59pm (AEST) Thursday 9 June 2022   

As part of the application process, candidates may be invited to a virtual interview.

Application instructions: 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the MEMS director, Prof. Megan Cassidy-Welch (megan.cassidy-welch@acu.edu.au), to discuss their application and proposed projects in connection to the key aims of the ‘Religious Mobilities’ project.

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line “PhD Stipend Scholarships: specialist research area: Medieval and Early Modern Studies ‘Religious Mobilities’ ”.

Overview

Australian Catholic University is offering one full-time, 3-year PhD scholarship to undertake research in the areas of digital innovation in mental health.
The successful candidate will work with our established team of local and international collaborators, including current research students, as part of the Healthy Mind and Brain Research Centre (HMBRC) at ACU.

Our Research Program, Digital Innovation in Mental Health and Well-being, has a focus on optimising psychological well-being in youth and adults diagnosed with severe mental illness, young people at risk of mental disorders and family members providing care. Based upon a longstanding and strong research collaboration, we are currently partnering with Orygen Digital in a program of research related to an exciting large-scale roll-out across Victorian of a novel digital intervention for youth affected by mental health problems. This has created a unique research opportunity in terms of scale and innovation.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor John Gleeson of ACU. The successful applicant may also receive associate supervision from other ACU and non-ACU project investigators which include world leading experts in clinical psychology and digital interventions for mental health problems:

  • Prof Mario Alvarez-Jimenez (Orygen Digital and The University of Melbourne)
  • Prof David Penn (ACU and The University of North Carolina)
  • Prof Andrew Gumley (The University of Glasgow)
About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. These PhD scholarships are offered in the fields of psychology (1701 FOR Code). According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked in the top 100 Young Universities, worldwide. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, psychology and exercise science research at ACU received the top score (5/5), rated as well-above world standard.

About the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre

The Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC) aims to advance knowledge critical to improving mental health, physical performance, and well-being. Mental health, brain-related, and developmental disorders have significant negative impacts upon the mortality and social participation of the most vulnerable members of the community and are among the most urgent global challenges of the 21st century. The Centre will make significant contributions to mental health, physical performance, participation and well-being by integrating cutting edge research expertise and technology spanning neuroscience, addiction science, clinical psychology, developmental psychology and rehabilitation science to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental health, brain-related and developmental disorders. One of three leading research Programs in the HBMRC is, Digital Innovation in Mental Health and Well-being.

About the PhD Stipend Scholarship

One PhD Scholarship is being offered in 2022 to support the work of Prof. John Gleeson and his team in the areas of digital innovation in youth mental health. The Scholarship is  available for a high-performing candidates, with some prior experience in clinical psychology and/or digital interventions in mental health and interest in researching the following projects:

How does participation by young people with mental health disorders in online digital interventions translate to healthy behaviour change in everyday life?

  • What model of online moderation is effective in increasing motivation for behaviour change in youth with mental health disorders?
  • Can machine learning be utilised to assess and increase motivation for healthy behaviour change in young people with mental health disorders?

We welcome applications from individuals with a background in:

  • clinical psychology;
  • another discipline related to the project, e.g., research experience in digital technology applied to mental health assessment and treatment.
PhD Eligibility criteria
Study mode and location
  • Full-time for three (3) years based at the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Melbourne or Brisbane Campus, commencing Research Term C (end of August 2021).

NB: This scholarship is for onshore commencement only therefore the start date is subject to the Australian Government lifting the travel restrictions on International student arrivals. The restrictions currently in place as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic means the start date may be delayed.

Value and duration

Successful applicants will be awarded:

  • An Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 (tax-free, indexed, full-time rate) or an ACU Stipend Scholarship of A$28,854 tax-free, indexed, full-time rate). Both stipend values are per annum for three (3) years subject to satisfactory progress; plus
  • a Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for domestic candidates or an ACU tuition fee waiver for three (3) years for international candidates.
Application closes

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Application instructions:

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. John Gleeson before submitting an application for the PhD program and a scholarship:
E: john.gleeson@acu.edu.au

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

  • A CV detailing relevant academic and practical experience;
  • A cover letter detailing demonstrated interest and/or experience in the program of research described.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line “PhD Stipend Scholarships: HBMRC Digital Innovation in Mental Health and Well-being”.

ACU and Grant-Funded Stipend Scholarships

We are now accepting applications from prospective domestic and international candidates for study commencing before the census date in Research Term C 2022. Applications close 11.59pm 24 April 2022 AEST.

Outstanding MPhil and PhD applicants are invited in the following priority areas:

  • Arts (especially history, sociology and political science)
  • Education (especially educational leadership, Indigenous education, specialist studies in education, and teacher education)
  • Health (especially psychology, exercise science, clinical sciences, allied health, nursing, and public health)
  • Philosophy (all areas)
  • Theology (especially systematic theology, biblical and early Christian studies, medieval and early modern studies, studies of religion, and Vatican II studies)
 

Our Faculties

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Faculty of Education and Arts

School of Arts

School of Education

Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Allied Health

School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine

Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

Faculty of Law and Business

Peter Faber Business School

Thomas More Law School

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

School of Philosophy

School of Theology

Dianoia Institute of Philosophy

Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

Scholarship Value
  • An ACU Stipend Scholarship of $28,854* per annum (indexed annually); and either
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship (that is, a tuition fee waiver) for Domestic candidates; or
  • Single Coverage Overseas HealthCare plus an ACU Tuition Fee waiver for International candidates

*value is for candidates enrolled at full-time load. Part-time enrolment value is 1/2 the full-time value

Closing date for applications

We are now accepting applications from prospective domestic and international candidates for study commencing in 2022. Applications close 11.59pm 24 April 2022 AEST.

How to Apply

If you are a prospective candidate: Visit the How to apply webpage for application instructions.

If you are a currently enrolled candidate: download the ‘application for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship for currently enrolled candidates’ form in Orion and submit with required documentation to Candidature Services res.cand@acu.edu.au.

Any questions should be directed to ACU Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au.

Overview

Australian Catholic University and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) are offering a full stipend scholarship for a domestic PhD student to be embedded at the TIS whilst completing their research. The student will undertake a series of studies with the aim of advancing knowledge and application of novel training approaches used with High Performance Sport athletes. A range of possible topics are potentially able to be studied. In addition, the student will gain relevant skills and experience required to work as a practitioner in a High Performance Sport environment. The successful applicant should have a strong interest in Strength & Conditioning/Sports Science and applied research.

About Tasmanian Institute of Sport 

The TIS was established in 1985 and its purpose is to provide leadership and quality athlete and coaching services to Tasmania’s talented athletes to assist them to compete successfully on the international stage. The TIS is a member of the National Institute Network and operates from Launceston in the North of Tasmania and Hobart in the South. Both facilities provide office administration space for staff, meeting and function rooms, human performance laboratories, and strength and conditioning facilities with recovery spaces. The TIS offers scholarships to talented Tasmanian athletes in a range of sports which fit into the National Training Centre, Elite Development and Individual Support Programs. The Sports Performance Unit of the TIS comprises Sports Physiology, Human Performance, Video Analysis, Physical Preparation, Sports Medicine and Talent ID and Development. Staff at the TIS include administrators, welfare personnel, sports science staff and full time coaches and also employs consultants in the areas of sports nutrition, sports physiotherapy, sports medicine and sports psychology.

About Australian Catholic University

ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of Education, Health, Theology and Philosophy, and other liberal arts. Research excellence at ACU is founded on the principles of social justice and attracts global experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. This PhD scholarship is offered in the field of Human Movement and Sports Science. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, Human Movement and Sports Science research at ACU scored a rating of Well Above World Standard, the highest rating available. Furthermore, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ACU is ranked among the world’s top 1% of Sports Science Schools and Departments.

About the Sports Performance, Injury, Recovery and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre

This PhD program of research will be undertaken within the SPRINT Research Centre at ACU. SPRINT aims to advance knowledge in the areas of sports performance, recovery, injury and new technologies using established and developing laboratory and applied research techniques. SPRINT research focuses on the interactions between athlete performance, fatigue, sleep and recovery interventions and the prevention, risk identification and rehabilitation of injury with a strong emphasis on findings that directly translate into practice.

SPRINT consists of more than 20 members including 11 academic staff and over 10 research students across honours, masters and PhD programs. All members conduct multi-disciplinary, cutting edge research using world-leading laboratories in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, strengthened by national and international collaborators.

About the PhD Stipend Scholarship

The research project will be chosen from a range of potential topics important to High Performance Sport athlete preparation, with the final decision to be made once the successful candidate is selected and involve consultation with TIS staff and programs. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to; 1. The use of microtechnology in running based sports and 2. Exploring the use of blood flow restriction (BFR) training for priming, conditioning and recovery.

The successful scholarship recipient will undertake their PhD program of research through ACU under the supervisory team of Associate Professor Stuart Cormack (ACU Melbourne), Professor Shona Halson (ACU Brisbane), Dr Paul Tofari (ACU Melbourne) and Dr Jonathon Weakley (ACU Brisbane). The industry based TIS supervisor is Peter Culhane (TIS Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach). The successful candidate will be embedded at the TIS Launceston facility and some intra and interstate travel will be required. As part of the scholarship, the PhD student will work closely with strength and conditioning, sports science, coaching, athletes and other TIS staff.

PhD Eligibility criteria
Scholarship Eligibility criteria

In addition to the PhD program eligibility criteria, applicants should:

  • Have experience working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, preferably with High Performance Athletes across a range of sports.
  • Hold a First Class Honours’ degree or Master’s degree by research/coursework or have demonstrated research experience in any of the following fields: exercise/sport science, high performance sport, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, or physiotherapy.
  • Have research experience, preferably with a track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Have interest in athletic performance from both a research and practical perspective including the desire to conduct research aimed at enhancing performance.
Study mode and location
  • Full-time for three (3) years based at the TIS, commencing as soon as possible.
Value and duration
  • A stipend of A$35,854* per annum for three (3) years, indexed annually, subject to satisfactory progress and full-time study mode; with potential for a 6 month extension if required; and
  • A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship; that is, a tuition fee waiver for three (3) years
  • Contribution to relocation costs if required

*the stipend value is comprised of contributions from and the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) and Tasmanian Institute of Sport

Application closes
  • Monday 6th June 2022 
Application instructions:

This opportunity is open to domestic applicants only, that is Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens.

Interested candidates should contact Associate Professor Stuart Cormack before submitting an application for the PhD program and this scholarship:

E: Stuart.Cormack@acu.edu.au

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:

  • A CV detailing relevant academic and practical experience.
  • A brief cover letter detailing their experience and intended programme of research.

For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on res.cand@acu.edu.au, with the subject line ‘ACU and Tasmanian Institute of Sport Stipend Scholarship’.

Non-ACU scholarships

The Fulbright Commission offers a diverse selection of scholarships for Australian students, scholars, and professionals seeking to study or conduct research in the U.S. Applicants can be at any career stage and from any academic background.

The Fulbright Future Scholarships offer funding for full tuition/visiting researcher fees at any U.S. institution, as well as travel and living costs.

The Scholarships are currently open for application from postgraduate students, PhD researchers, academics and professionals who propose innovative research projects with potential for significant impact.

For further information and to apply, visit the Fulbright website

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

Learn more about the Endeavour Awards on the Department of Education and Training website.

Applications for the 2019 round of Endeavour Scholarships are now open

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia. The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who have completed an undergraduate degree in Australia and wish to pursue postgraduate study at a university outside of Australia. The Scholarship is not restricted by age, discipline or choice of overseas institution.

Australia Awards

Australia Awards is an initiative of the Australian Government that promotes development in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information visit Australia Awards

Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships

The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation is offering Postgraduate Scholarships to high-achieving students with leadership qualities who intend to complete a graduate program overseas.

The application portal is now open for 2022 and will close 5pm AEST, 31 March 2022.

There are two scholarships on offer:

  • The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship valued at AUD $85,000 p.a. for students undertaking postgraduate study at the world’s best universities (e.g., Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton and Bologna to name a few).
  • St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship valued at AUD $67,000 p.a. for students undertaking a Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Students will also participate in an internship program, in an area of interest to them, in Washington D.C.

Students applying for the scholarship will need to have secured a place in a graduate program abroad before finalising their application.

More information about the scholarship, including the application process, selection criteria and key dates, can be found on our website: Postgraduate Scholarships - The Ramsay Centre

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