Kevin Hortle Scholarship Fund

PhD Scholarship

The Spinal Network is offering a PhD Scholarship through the Kevin Hortle Scholarship Fund to support research that aims to improve the bowel and/or bladder function for people with a spinal cord injury.

The PhD Scholarship is designed to attract qualified and promising medical researchers, medical graduates, biological science graduates and scientists, nurses and other health professionals to give them the opportunity to undertake a PhD in this particular area of spinal cord injury research.

The value of the scholarship will be determined by the latest postgraduate award rates as specified by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s Research Training Program.

This award is to be used for living expenses and will be paid fortnightly. Both part-time and full-time awards will be considered. In exceptional circumstances the award may be extended for an additional six months (F/T) or 12 months (P/T).

For more information download the General PhD Funding Guidelines and the Kevin Hortle Scholarship Fund PhD Guidelines.

Download the Application Form.

Award rates can be found at

Please email applications to