MARC PhD Scholarships 2020

Applications are now closed for MARC PhD scholarships commencing Semester 2, 2020.

The Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) is offering scholarships to domestic students who wish to undertake the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on alcohol and other drug-related projects that align with MARC’s core Workplan areas:

About the Centre

The Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) brings together world-leading expertise from across Monash University and the sector to provide solutions to the challenges of addiction.

Based at the Monash Peninsula campus in Frankston, MARC draws on the multidisciplinary strengths and capabilities of researchers across the University to develop and test novel, scalable prevention and treatment approaches.  Our mission is to provide national solutions to addiction. Our expertise leverages experts in basic and social science, clinical and epidemiological research, to develop new knowledge to shape government policy and evidence-based approaches.

In our quest to find new solutions, we collaborate with leaders at the intersection of health, medicine, nursing, arts, law, IT, design, and public policy.  We partner with health organisations across Victoria, including Turning Point, a national addiction treatment, research and education centre. Together we can leverage the enormous existing expertise from across Monash and multiple sectors.

MARC currently has over 100 academic members across 8 faculties (28 departments) and 2 institutes, making it one of the largest addiction centres in the world. The centre is led by Professor Dan Lubman and Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen.

MARC provides a highly supportive study environment with excellent facilities including desk space, interdisciplinary research collaboration opportunities, computer access and statistical support.

Scholarship award amounts

The scholarship amount awarded to full-time PhD students is $29,000 per annum. PhD Scholarship duration is three years maximum.

In addition, up to $10,000 will be available as a competitive MARC Scholarship Top-up by application. There is opportunity for additional paid employment.

Entry requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Successful candidates are required to enrol in the PhD program through the Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

How to apply

Complete the expression of interest form and provide all requested attachments to You will then receive an invitation to apply along with an application form.

Please note: Applicants must nominate a supervisor on the application form. The supervisor must be a MARC academic based at the Peninsula hub, and it is expected that applicants will have made contact with the proposed supervisor before submission of an application. If you are unsure about an appropriate supervisor, please email, and we will discuss this with you.

Expressions of interest are encouraged to be submitted by Thursday, 30 April 2020.

Full applications must be submitted by midnight Sunday, 31 May 2020:

Applications open: Monday, 23 March 2020

Applications close: Midnight on Sunday, 31 May 2020

Program start: Semester 2, 2020


Click here to download the expression of interest form