The Australian Stuttering Research Centre has 3 PhD scholarships available.
The Australian Stuttering Research Centre is located at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) within the Graduate School of Health. For eligible candidates, the scholarships will be granted for the evaluation of internet treatment programs for people who stutter. The internet programs include speech and anxiety treatments. The programs are adaptations of our well-researched face-to-face programs and are in various stages of development.
We are looking for researchers to conduct user group testing, communicate with the website developer to refine the program, and to begin preliminary clinical trials of the program. These research opportunities would suit speech pathology or psychology graduates. The duration of the scholarship for a PhD is three years. An extension of up to 6 months may be granted in extenuating circumstances, subject to satisfactory progress.
The Australian Stuttering Research Centre is currently accepting Expressions of Interest from potential PhD applicants. Expressions of Interest will also be considered for Master’s by Research candidates, with a view to them articulating to a PhD, conditional upon satisfactory progress.
Please note that the current research projects will ideally suit local candidates.
UTS Research Strategy
UTS offers an innovative and stimulating scientific environment underpinned by the UTS Research Strategy. The UTS Research Strategy 2027 details an ambitious plan to support the University’s growing national and international reputation as a leading teaching and research institution. The University’s overall strategic goal is to increase the intensity, excellence, impact, and reputation of its research.
UTS research performance continues to go from strength to strength as a direct consequence of the existing strategy and research investment. The University has the flexibility to explore and support emerging areas of research interest, and it continues to grow and leverage those areas where it has been already recognised as having centres and researchers of national and international renown.
The full-time PhD stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $30,000 per annum (tax exempt). The total value of the scholarship is AU$90,000 over three years. It is available to suitable domestic and international applicants. Scholarships are governed by Research Training Program Scholarship Conditions of Award.
Tuition fees for domestic student applicants (Australian citizen or permanent visa holder) are automatically covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic). A successful international applicant may be offered a UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS) subject to availability.
In addition to the scholarships, the Graduate School of Health also provides approximately $1,500 per annum to directly support research related activities, for example, conference travel, training, copy editing, and participant recruitment.
To be eligible for a scholarship, potential applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Speech pathology or psychology undergraduate or graduate qualification.
- A record of excellent academic performance.
- Evidence of strong written and spoken English (https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/international/essential-information/entry-requirements/english-language)
Successful candidates would ideally commence during the Autumn session 2021.
Please note that the scholarship cannot be deferred once an offer of candidature has been accepted.
Expressions of Interest
Please submit your Expression of Interest by providing the following information by email to Michelle Shepherd: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for undertaking a PhD, what you hope to achieve from your research, and your research experience to date.
- Academic curriculum vitae.
- Official academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate), including Master’s thesis results (if applicable).
- If you have been involved in any research, please give a brief overview and provide any relevant evidence.
- If you have received any prizes, scholarships, or awards, please provide details and any available evidence.
- Proof of English proficiency (if not having completed a minimum of 5 years study in Australia).
- Written references that include contact details of suitable academic referees (two required).
Potential candidates who submit an Expression of Interest will be contacted to discuss individual projects. Please note that an Expression of Interest does not constitute an enrolment into a higher degree research program or a scholarship. To formally enrol in a PhD or Master’s program, applicants will be required to submit a full application that includes all of the information listed above, as well as satisfy all other entry requirements as listed on the UTS Research Degree website.
How to Submit your Expression of Interest and Deadline
Please send your Expression of Interest Expression of Interest documentation by email to Michelle Shepherd: email@example.com.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest has been extended to 30th September 2020.
For further information contact Michelle Shepherd by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.