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NSW Health PhD Scholarships Program

NSW Health PhD Scholarships Program – now open

The NSW Health PhD Scholarships Program provides funding to host universities to support PhD candidates to gain skills and undertake projects that will will build capacity in the NSW Health system in areas of identified need.

Grants are available to host universities to support staff who are PhD candidates and who work within, or closely with, NSW local health districts, Ambulance Service of NSW and specialty health networks (SHNs) including medical staff, nursing staff, allied health professionals and population health practitioners. Candidates who are not NSW Health staff are also eligible to apply if they intend to work with one of the entities above as part of their PhD.

Successful applicants enrolled in a PhD at a host university will receive:

  • stipend of $40,000 per annum for three (3) years ($20,000 from NSW Health and $20,000 from the partner organisations and/or host university)
  • an additional one-off ‘Accelerator Grant’ of up to $10,000 will be provided to each successful PhD scholarship applicant after a minimum of one year full-time completion or part-time equivalent of their PhD to assist in the completion of the PhD project.

Submission of applications

Applications must be submitted by the host university on behalf of the applicant. Host universities are limited to a maximum of ten (10) applications each.

Please refer to the PhD Scholarships Application Form and include any supporting evidence.

Applications should be submitted by email to by 5pm Tuesday, 21 February, 2017.

More information

Please refer to the PhD Scholarships Program – Guidelines for Applicants. For additional queries, please email Answers of common interest will be made available.

Signing of the Standard Funding Agreement will also be required.


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