Indigenous students - PhD scholarships

Indigenous scholarships

Indigenous students - PhD scholarships

The School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health is pleased to offer full scholarships for up to 2 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students annually to undertake a PhD program in a discipline covered by SCS. This can include clinical or basic science projects.

The School is a vibrant hub of teaching and translational research with a strong collaboration between Monash University and Monash Health, Victoria’s largest hospital network. SCS sits within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, and seeks to provide an innovative approach to research, education, teaching and clinical practice. The School is at the forefront of medical, clinical and translational research and education and is an integral part of the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).  Research at SCS is varied and of the highest international standards.

Themes include:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Infection, Inflammation and Immunology
  • Cancer
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology
  • Womens, Men’s and Childrens Health
  • Neuroscience and Psychiatry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Palliative Medicine

Applicants are invited to apply at any time during the year, but applications will be considered twice yearly, in March/April and October/November. Promising applicants may be invited to attend an interview (expenses paid) to help match them with a potential supervisor, based on their research interests. Alternatively, applicants may initiate contact with potential supervisors themselves.

Applicants will be judged on academic merit and research experience/preparedness and may also be encouraged to apply for other scholarships through the Monash Graduate Research system.

  • For applications, please contact:
    • Dr Jim Harris
    • Tel: 03 8572 2579
    • Email: jim.harris@monash.edu
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There is a vibrant community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students at Monash. Additional support for Indigenous students is available through the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit and the Faculty via the Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit. Monash University has a Reconciliation Action Plan, for more information see Monash University's Indigenous Australians website.