Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications open
19 May 2021
Applications close
30 June 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship of $28,597 per annum, tax exempt and indexed annually, for a period of three years.

You may be eligible for a six-month extension, subject to satisfactory progress.

International students will also receive either:

  • an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) fees offset (International)
  • a QUT research degree (HDR) tuition fee scholarship.

In addition to the scholarship, you'll:

  • have the opportunity to work in QUT's Centre for Genomics and Personalised Medicine
  • have the opportunity to work closely with:
    • an internationally renowned and multidisciplinary team
    • genomics and statistical specialists at QUT, UQ and internationally
    • clinical experts at QUT and internationally
    • Australian government organisations.


You must:

  • meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students
  • have an undergraduate degree, with first or second class division 1 honours, in biomedical sciences or a related discipline.
  • preferably have experience in one or more of:
    • genetics
    • statistical programming
    • psychology knowledge.

As we are seeking to recruit a student as soon as possible, we'll be considering your ability to be in Australia before July 2022, taking into account Australia's current COVID-19 border restrictions.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship will close at 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Contact Associate Professor Divya Mehta to discuss your application.

If you're a suitable candidate, you'll need to submit an expression of interest for a PhD at QUT before you apply for this scholarship.

How to apply for a research degree

Indicate your interest in this scholarship by nominating Associate Professor Divya Mehta as principal supervisor, and include the name of this scholarship in the financial details section.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact


The scholarship will be governed by QUT Postgraduate Research Award rules.

About the scholarship

We invite qualified candidates to apply for 2 QUT-funded PhD scholarships in the Faculty of Health. We seek highly motivated, hard-working, committed and innovative thinkers with an ability to learn fast, adapt and work collaboratively.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a National Health and Medical Research Council-funded world-first project investigating the trajectories of stress exposure in emergency workers. The project aims to understand:

  • why individuals respond differently to stress exposure
  • what risk and protective factors drive their health outcomes following exposure to stress.

This project is multidisciplinary and spans across genetics, psychology and statistics. The project involves national (QUT, University of Queensland) and international collaborators, including researchers and clinicians from the USA and Germany.

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