Current Opportunities

The University of Queensland Earmarked Scholarship

Enrolment status: New students

Level of study: Higher Degree by Research

HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship, Tuition scholarship

Scholarship value: Living stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually

Top up value: $5,000 per annum for 3 years

Scholarship duration: 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

Earmarked scholarships are funded by the Australian Government to assist PhD students with their living costs and tuition fees. Scholarships are offered for projects that are aligned with recently awarded Category 1 research grants. They offer students the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.  

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of public health, biostatistics or life course epidemiology would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Students will enrol through The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine. 

More information about Earmarkd scholarships can be found on UQ’s graduate school website.

If you have any queries about the projects, please contact Ms. Reshika Chand (r.chand@uq.edu.au).

Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases

We are offering a scholarship to an exceptional domestic students who wish to undertake a PhD project at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable diseases: Prevention and Detection. 

The successful candidate will undertake either;

a comprehensive assessment of Australian women’s use of health services across life stages, identifying key factors influencing distinct patterns of health service use and assessing the comparative impact of NCDs (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.) on health service use

OR

a systematic investigation into the associations of established and emerging risk factors (such as stressful life events) at each stage of women’s lives (including early life, young adults, main reproductive stage, menopausal transition and later life) with NCD incidence.

The successful candidate will be based at the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection in Herston, Brisbane.

This project is open to Australian domestic candidates only.

Mother’s and their Children’s Healthcare Experience Study (MatCHES)

MatCHES will survey over 1,500 Australian mothers on their engagement and experiences with preventive care, from preconception to pregnancy, including their children’s care (≤6 years). This data will be combined with existing survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health as well as linked health data.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of MatCHES, be engaged in data collection, and contribute to translating this new evidence into a range of outputs for policymakers, health professionals, and consumers.  They will be based at the Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research in Herston, Brisbane.

 

The Genetic variants, Early Life exposures, and Longitudinal Endometriosis symptoms Study (GELLES)

GELLES will compare survey data and DNA samples from women with and without endometriosis in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) to
identify factors and symptoms linked with increased risk of endometriosis and longer time to diagnosis.

Students interested in contributing to development of new clinical tools for assessing the risk of endometriosis, and of clinical guidelines to reduce time required for diagnosis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be based at the Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research in Herston, Brisbane.

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection

Level 3, Public Health Building

The University of Queensland,

266 Herston Road

Herston, QLD, 4006

General enquiries
wandcre@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3365 5197