2022 MARC PhD Scholarship

Applications are now open for MARC PhD scholarship commencing Semester 2, 2022 – a unique opportunity for someone with lived-experience to build an academic career.

The Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) is offering a scholarship to a domestic student who wishes to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) exploring the role of lived experience and peer navigation in addiction treatment.

MARC is committed to supporting someone who identifies as a person with lived experience and ideally has workforce experience in the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) consumer area. This expertise will be combined with a strong academic background to ensure their success in this PhD opportunity.

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 120 academic members across 6 faculties (30 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 $30,000 per annum. PhD Scholarship duration is three years maximum.

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 marc.info@monash.edu. MARC academics will work with applicants to develop a competitive application for a PhD program aligned with the applicant's experience and the topic of interest.

Please note: Applicants must nominate a supervisor on the application form. At least one 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 marc.info@monash.edu, and we will discuss this with you.

Expressions of interest are encouraged to be submitted by Friday, 30 April 2022.

Full applications must be submitted by midnight Tuesday, 31 May 2022:

Applications open: Monday, 01 November 2021

Applications close: Midnight on Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Program start: Semester 2, 2022

Enquiries to:marc.info@monash.edu

Click here to download the expression of interest form