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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in the Effectiveness of Supporting Indigenous Primary Care Services to Work with Alcohol

Key details

$35,000 per annum
Length of Support
3 years

About this scholarship


A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the effectiveness of an approach to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) primary care services to provide best possible care for individuals with unhealthy alcohol use. The research is part of a five-year trial of an innovative approach to providing this type of support, for 22 primary care services Australia-wide. Data collection is already underway for this study. The successful candidate will study with a dynamic and dedicated team of experts in the filed of Indigenous public health in Australia..

This Scholarship is funded by a NHMRC Grant.

Open to: 

  1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
  2. The successful recipient of the Scholarship must be available to commence on or before 1 July 2018.
  3. Applicants must undertake research into the effectiveness of supporting Indigenous primary care services to work with alcohol.
  4. Applicants must have at least one of the following degrees:
    • Bachelor's degree with Honours (First Class or Upper Second Class),
    • Master's degree completed at a high standard and includes a substantial original research component, or
    • An equivalent qualification that demonstrates research experience, excellence and capability.
  5. Applicants must have a demonstrated experience or aptitude to work with quantitative data.
  6.  Applicants must have good oral and written communication skills.
  7. Applicants must have respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfctory academic performance.

 An extension of up to six months may be possible if additional funding is available to support the project.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions

Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date:  28 May 2018 at 11:59pm



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Eligible Study Fields
Property & Built Environment
Business & Management
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Teaching & Education
Engineering & Mathematics
Medical & Health Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences