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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Scholarship contacts for further information:
  • QUT:  Professor Neil King, Director, Research Training, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, email: n.king@qut.edu.au
  • UQ:  Professor Christina Lee, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, the University of Queensland, email: habs.adr@uq.edu.au

Scholarships are offered to students enrolling at  QUT or UQ who are interested in studying translational research that aims to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries but excluding basic or pre-clinical research on biological mechanisms or novel treatment strategies, e.g. clinical drug trials.  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.  Students at a different institution such as a research institute or who are completing undergraduate studies at another university may still be eligible to apply as long as they enrol for a PhD or MPhil at QUT or UQ.

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.

The scholarships are 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 wishing to undertake a Higher Degree by research at QUT or UQ.  Research must be 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 by QUT or UQ 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.






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