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.
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 continues to grow and leverage those areas where it has been already recognised as having centres and researchers of national and international renown.
To support the University’s research direction in Health, the Graduate School of Health (GSH) is offering this unique scholarship. It is suitable for a GSH-registered candidate who intends to undertake a full time PhD in project that relates to at least two of the disciplines within the School: Clinical Psychology, Pharmacy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Genetic Counselling and Indigenous Health. The successful applicant will receive doctoral supervision from two senior researchers from the relevant disciplines within the GSH. The research project must have a strong translational element.
The candidate will be in a unique position to benefit from the integrated allied health environment of the GSH and research across the University. The candidate will be supported with a mix of research methods teaching and researcher development modules provided throughout the PhD program.
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 candidates.
Tuition fees for domestic (Australian citizen or permanent visa holder) candidates 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 Autumn 2018 or Spring 2018 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, candidates must have:
- completed an Australian honours degree; or
- completed a Master of Philosophy (research); or
- 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.
- PhD candidates must also demonstrate their interest in health care related research, and their strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e. peer reviewed publications)
- PhD candidates may be exempt from having to demonstrate a completed Master of Philosophy or Masters with a major research component, if they can demonstrate equivalence via their research-intensive undergraduate degree and/or capacity to undertake independent research through publications in peer reviewed journals.
Mr. Eddy S Dharmadji
P: +61 2 9514 7403
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 using the following link.
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).
- Peer reviewed journal articles 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 research output (peer reviewed publications).
- 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 31 October 2018