PhD Scholarships

The Monash Institute of Medical  Engineering (MIME) is a new institute at Monash University, which aims to create  new medical engineering technologies that can be developed by our commercial  collaborators for improving delivery of healthcare. We achieve our aims by  accelerating the discovery, creation and translation of methodologies,  processes and technologies in order to improve human health.

One of the MIME guiding  principles is to use unmet clinical need in the discovery phase of this  technology translation process. Our project pipeline is derived from clinical  need statements from the clinicians in our partner hospitals. We then challenge  the Monash and partner research community to find engineering and IT solutions  to these unmet needs. This is the process from which our PhD projects are  derived. We are actively seeking applications from prospective students to work  in multidisciplinary teams co-led by clinicians and to carry out world leading  medical engineering research towards a PhD degree. These PhD projects will be  carried out under the supervision of academics in the Monash University  Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Engineering, IT and Science  in conjunction with three of our partner hospitals (Alfred Health, Monash  Health and Eastern Health), CSIRO and our partner medical research institutions  (the Baker IDI and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research).

The projects on offer are  accompanied by living stipends equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award.  In some cases, these scholarships will also cover tuition fees for  International students. The projects proposed by our clinical partners are  diverse in nature but can be grouped in to the following categories (please  follow links for information on individual projects:

Cardiovascular and lung disease

Musculoskeletal disease

Regenerative medicine

Neural, vision and mental health

Trauma, emergency and intensive care


Kidney disease


Surgical training and instrumentation (paediatrics)

Surgical training and instrumentation

Personalised 3D printed materials for reconstructive surgery