PhD Scholarship – Disability and Health

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An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of disability and health. The research project will explore the disadvantage and inequities experienced by people with disabilities and impact on their health and wellbeing.


The research is to be conducted with the Centre of Research Excellence – Disability and Health (CRE-DH) team which is co-located with the Centre for Disability Research and Policy and the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.


This Scholarship is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (NHMRC-CRE) in Disability and Health grant.


Applicants are encouraged to apply if they:
I. have lived experience of disability,
II. are from Indigenous background, 
III. are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, or 
IV. have coursework studies in disability and related fields. 

Open to:

This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or currently being enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

  Applicants must be willing to undertake research into the field of disability and health.
  Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class) or equivalent in one of the following areas:
I. Public health,
II. Social sciences, 
III. Statistics, 
IV. Social policy,
V. Allied health, or
VI. a related area.


Applicants must have a strong research background in one of the following areas: 
I. Biostatistics, or 
II. Social sciences, and/or 
III. Health research including qualitative methods or quantitative social sciences.


Applicants must demonstrate interest in applying these skills to examining inequities in social participation, economic and health outcomes of people with and without disabilities.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months, if funding becomes available.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Opening Date: 23 April 2019
Application Form: APPLY NOW
Closing Date: 22 May 2019 at 11:59pm