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Deadline: 31st May, 2018
The Graduate School of Health has an exciting PhD research scholarship in the area of Speech Pathology.
To support the University’s research direction in Health, the Graduate School of Health (GSH) is offering this scholarship in the discipline of Speech Pathology. It is suitable for applicants who wish to pursue research in the areas of Communication and/or Swallowing Disability or Disorders. The successful applicant will receive doctoral supervision from two senior researchers from speech pathology and other disciplines within the GSH and may be supplemented by expertise outside of the School where applicable.
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 applicants. In addition, the School provides approximately AU$1500 per annum to support research related activities.
To be considered for the PhD, applicants must have:
- a 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, unless the following exemption applies
- PhD applicants may be exempt from having to demonstrate either (a) a completed Masters with a major research component if they can
- also demonstrate equivalence through having completed a research-intensive undergraduate degree, or,
- also demonstrate capacity to undertake independent research through prior research engagement (e.g., as a research assistant with responsibilities in the conduct of research with publication in peer reviewed journals).
- PhD applicants must also demonstrate their interest in the area of research and their strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
How to apply
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).
- Evidence of writing for research output (e.g., 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 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).