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 close
30 April 2021

What you'll receive

The successful applicant will receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,597 per annum for a period of three years, with a possible six month extension, subject to satisfactory progress.

International students will also receive either:

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

The Scholarship will be governed by QUTPRA Scholarship rules.

Students will also:

  • 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.


As we are seeking to recruit a student as soon as possible, consideration will be given to an applicant's ability to be on-shore prior to July 2021, taking into account Australia's current COVID-19 border restrictions.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students.

For this Scholarship, please ensure you meet the additional Essential Criteria

  • an undergraduate degree with First or Second Class Division 1 Honours in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline

It would be desirable for applicants to also have experience in genetics and/or statistical programming and/or psychology knowledge.

How to apply

You should contact A/Prof Divya Mehta via E-Mail ( to discuss your application prior to submitting an Expression of Interest.

Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration prior to applying for this scholarship, as per QUT's how to apply website.

The EOI must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship, and must have A/Prof Divya Mehta listed as your proposed principal supervisor.

What happens next?

Applications for this scholarship will close at 5pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

For more information about the scholarship project please contact A/Prof Divya Mehta.

For questions about the application process please contact

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 and what are the risk and protective factors that drive their health outcomes following exposure to stress.

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

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