Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of $28,597 each year for three years, indexed annually
  • International students will also receive a tuition fee sponsorship.

A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval.


Applicants must:

  • meet the entry requirements for QUT's Doctor of Philosophy degree.
  • commit to full time, internal enrolment
  • be able to commence in the degree in March/April 2022
  • hold a First Class Honours (or equivalent) in the area/s of palliative care and/or national policy.

How to apply

How to apply for a research degree

You must submit your expression of interest (EOI), and you must indicate in the Financial Details section that you are applying for this opportunity.

Please ensure you nominate Prof Jane Phillips as your proposed supervisor.

If your EOI is accepted you will be invited to submit a full application including a research proposal to finalise your application.

What happens next?

This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please feel free to reach out to Prof Jane Phillips with any questions about the project.

About the scholarship

Equity of access to 24-hour palliative care is a critical element of best-evidenced based palliative care. Yet, few specialist palliative care services can deliver on this promise. There is also a growing number of people with palliative care needs who cannot access the care they need to spend as many days as possible in their preferred place of care, which is their own home for most people.

This mixed-methods PhD project will explore the strategies to ensure that more Australians, regardless of their age, geographical location and illness, have access to 24-hour palliative care advice and support.

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