Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

The value of these scholarships is $40,000 stipend per year for up to four years. These scholarship awards are offered tax free to full time candidates.


To be eligible for entry to a PhD you must have:

  • successfully completed a research masters degree, or
  • fully completed a masters by coursework degree or professional doctorate, with at least 25% research, or
  • graduated from an honours degree with a First Class or 2A Honours.

This scholarship is for full time study in Australia and is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, or international students willing to relocate to Brisbane who are not currently receiving a scholarship.

How to apply

Submit your application to

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-do-date CV
  • full academic transcript
  • a summary (up to two pages) of your career outlining your experience in health services research, with a focus on digital health, implementation science, health economics and/or statistics.
  • details of 3 referees (email/address/contact number).

Within your application, you should also state your digital health study area preference (i.e. implementation science, health economics or statistics), bearing in mind there will be an expectation of mixed-methods research during your study.

Please note: Do not specify a preference of stipend amount or funding source in your application. Scholarships will be awarded based on order of merit and applicant suitability for the research program.

What happens next?

For further information please contact AusHSI General Enquiries.

We encourage all interested students to contact us by 26th July 2020. Scholarships will commence between July and September 2020. Scholarship terms and conditions are subject to change.


We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a background or strong interest in health services research for a range of opportunities available in the context of:

  • digital health research
  • in hospital and health services with focus areas in:
    • implementation science
    • health economics
    • and/or statistics.

We currently have five scholarships available with stipend values of $40,000pa for up to 5 years.

Two available scholarships are funded by the Digital Health CRC, to the value of $40,000pa each.

Three available scholarships are funded by the Queensland University of Technology to the value of $28,092pa each, with an additional top-up from the Digital Health CRC to bring the total stipend value to $40,000pa each.

There is the possibility of additional scholarships, valued at $28,092pa (funded by QUT), to be made available to strong applicants who are not successful in their application for the higher stipend scholarships.

The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in the application of digital health solutions in hospital settings. Experience working in hospitals (particularly in clinical or clinical informatics roles) may be beneficial. All students will be enrolled at QUT, with supervision, support and mentoring provided by AusHSI’s multidisciplinary research team. Each scholarship opportunity has a strong industry focus and a generous support package.

About the scholarship

Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI):

AusHSI is a research, consultancy and training organisation based at the Queensland University of Technology and part of the Centre for Healthcare Transformation. We are a multidisciplinary centre comprising health economists, statisticians, health service, clinical and implementation science researchers. We enable health service organisations to evolve and improve based on latest research. We integrate research findings into policy and practice, and help make changes that result in greater efficiencies and enhanced patient outcomes.

Digital Health CRC:

The Digital Health CRC partners with universities, industry and government to deliver transformational outcomes through expertise in health data research and knowledge application. The Queensland University of Technology is partnered with Metro South Health to lead a large-scale DHCRC-funded research program, which focuses on embracing digital disruption using intelligent decision supports for more responsive care, better patient outcomes, and greater efficiency. The project is led by AusHSI’s Academic Director Professor Steven McPhail

There are up to five scholarships available, with funding provided by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, QUT. It is therefore expected that PhD projects will have a focus on innovation, implementation, and evaluation of digital health research within health services. There will be an opportunity for the successful candidates to shape their project aims in line with their individual experience and interests, after consultation with the supervisory team.

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