PhD in Adolescent and Young Adult Healthcare Research
The Faculty of Health is offering PhD scholarships to candidates who may propose their own project, within the field of AYA health, or may choose to develop aspects of current work within the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Adolescent Health portfolio.
The National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Adolescent Health is offering one scholarship for a candidate to undertake a PhD in the area of Adolescent Health research at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
The successful candidate will conduct a study focused on the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults and their access and uptake of health services. The candidate will contribute to a program of work focused on optimizing services and young people's access, particularly in relation to Emergency Department care, or may identify their topic within another aspect of current work within the CRE Adolescent Health portfolio.
Contact Lin.Perry@uts.edu.au or at 0401771644 for further details.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicant 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.
The majority of domestic research degree students are funded through the Research Training Scheme (RTS).
The successful candidate will be offered an annual tax-exempt stipend of $28,092 per annum (the equivalent of an Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Stipend over three years full time. Full-time studentship includes an option to work part-time. In addition, students are eligible to claim up to $3,000 to support travel and direct research costs.
Please note that this scholarship is governed by RTPS Conditions of Award. The successful candidate must commence in 2021.
The successful applicant will be supervised by Profs Lin Perry, Fiona Brook, and A/ Prof Melissa Kang.
- Eligibility for enrolment in a PhD program at UTS, should possess an Australian Honours or Masters by Research degree
- Capacity to enroll for Session 1 Autumn (January - March) 2021
- Open to Domestic students only
For information about the UTS PhD program please go to: UTS Doctor of Philosophy Public Health
Expressions of interest
To discuss projects of interest and ensure you are eligible for admission to UTS and scholarship, candidates should contact Professor Lin Perry at Lin.Perry@uts.edu.au or 0401771644 for further details.
Your EOI submission should include:
- 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.
- The outline of a research proposal (maximum of 2 pages, including a statement of the research problem, its significance, and an outline of proposed research methods)
- Academic curriculum vitae including your qualifications, work, and research experience
- Official academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate), including master’s thesis results (if applicable).
- Evidence of research output (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 of 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).
Shortlisted candidate should be available for a face-to-face interview.
The successful candidate is then required to submit an online UTS application for the UTS Course Code C02061 Doctor of Philosophy Public Health under the Thesis subject code: PhD Thesis Public Health 96708 along with all required documentation as listed on the website before the application submission deadline of Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Further detail will be provided by the Faculty Research Office.
Deadline for EOI submission is Monday, 31 August 2020 to Lin.Perry@uts.edu.au.
Apply online now to commence a postgraduate health course in March 2021.