The Graduate School of Health has an exciting PhD research scholarship in the area of Speech Pathology. The scholarship on offer is valued at AU$81,246 over three years. In addition, the School provides approximately AU$1500 per annum to support research related activities.
UTS offers an innovative and stimulating scientific environment underpinned by the UTS Research Strategy. The UTS Research Strategy 2016–20 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.
To support the University’s research direction in Health, the Graduate School of Health (GSH) is offering this scholarship in the discipline of Speech Pathology. It is suitable for applicants who wish to pursue research in the areas of Communication and/or Swallowing Disability or Disorders. The successful applicant will receive doctoral supervision from two senior researchers from speech pathology and other disciplines within the GSH and may be supplemented by expertise outside of the School where applicable.
UTS’s Speech Pathology team is looking for a new doctoral candidate to investigate an area of their own interest in: communication, eating/drinking, dysphagia, mealtimes, e-health records, assistive communication technologies, 3D printed foods, or any other innovations to improve the lives of people with communication or swallowing disorders, which includes children and adults with lifelong or with acquired health conditions.
- The applicant will be in a unique position to benefit from the integrated allied health environment of the GSH and research across the University.
- The applicant will be supported with a mix of research methods teaching and researcher development modules provided throughout the PhD program.
- You can build an interdisciplinary supervision team involving Speech Pathology with Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Genetic Counselling, Indigenous Health, Pharmacy, or any other discipline.
The full-time stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $27,082.00 per annum tax exempt. The total value of the scholarship is AU$81,246 over three years. It is available to suitable domestic and international applicants.
Tuition fees for domestic (Australian citizen or permanent visa holder) applicants are automatically covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic). A successful international applicant may be offered a UTS International Tuition Fee Waiver.
Please note that this scholarship is governed by RTPS Conditions of Award. The successful candidate must commence in either Spring 2018 (preferably) or Autumn 2019 intake.
In addition to the scholarship, the Graduate School of Health also provides approximately $1,500 per annum to directly support the research related activities (conference travel, training, copy editing, participant recruitment, etc.).
To be considered for the PhD, applicants must have:
- a completed a Masters (at least two years) with a major research component (a thesis component of approximately 50 per cent of the degree and 20,000 words) at distinction level, unless the following exemption applies
- PhD applicants may be exempt from having to demonstrate either (a) a completed Masters with a major research component if they can
- also demonstrate equivalence through having completed a research-intensive undergraduate degree, or,
- also demonstrate capacity to undertake independent research through prior research engagement (e.g., as a research assistant with responsibilities in the conduct of research with publication in peer reviewed journals).
- PhD applicants must also demonstrate their interest in the area of research and their strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
To discuss your eligibility for entry into the PhD program in Speech Pathology, and prior to preparing your application materials, please contact Professor Bronwyn Hemsley so that you can discuss your eligibility and the development of the application.
Name: Professor Bronwyn Hemsley
Phone: +61 2 9514 4276
Expression of Interest
To be considered for this opportunity, please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) directly by submitting an application through the UTS’s website:
You will be required to submit a full application which includes all of the information listed in the table below and any other information as listed on the website, as well as satisfy entry requirements
- 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).
- Evidence of writing for research output (e.g., peer reviewed publications) demonstrating your capacity to undertake independent research (if applicable)
- Proof of English proficiency (if not having completed a minimum of 5 years study in Australia).
- Written references to include contact details for suitable academic referees (two required).
- Evidence of prizes, scholarships, and awards (certificates, statements of award).
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and, preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes.
Expressions of interest are due by 29 May 2020