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Spinal Cord Injury PhD and MPhil Top-up and Full Scholarships

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Scholarships are offered through either the University of Queensland or Queensland University of Technology.  If you are at another university or institution; you may still be eligible to apply.  Please contact the scholarship contact person for further information.

The scholarship consists of a top-up to the value of $10,000 per year of enrolment, plus an additional one-off payment of up to $5,000 for research costs, equipment, or research-related travel for site visits, data collection, and/or conference attendance.

In certain circumstances, a potential student who has not been offered a scholarship may be considered for a full scholarship in addition to top-up and costs. Please contact the scholarship contact person for further information.

The scholarship is open to domestic candidates planning to undertake a PhD or MPhil comprising translational research to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. It is made possible by a donor who wishes to support applied and translational research, covering any aspect of clinical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries, including both physical and emotional wellbeing. Topics may be situated in any discipline, including but not restricted to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, exercise physiology, and social work, or may be interdisciplinary.

Eligibility:

The scholarship is open to Australian domestic candidates who have been offered a scholarship to undertake a Higher Degree by Research focused on translational research that aims to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries.  
 
Selection Process:

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement and experience and the potential for scholastic success; 
  • Appropriateness of the proposed project and expenditure plan to the intentions of the topic area (translational research that aims to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries); and
  • Any other matters the selection committee may regard as relevant.

Scholarship contact person, email address and phone number:


University of Queensland: Professor Christina Lee, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences.  Email: habs.adr@uq.edu.au  

QUT: Professor Neil King, Director, Research Training, Faculty of Health.  Email: n.king@qut.edu.au 




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