Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate

Student type

Future students

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

$28,653 per year stipend for 3 years plus additional funding for project costs.

Eligibility

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree (first class or second class Division A) or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework).

You must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen.

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

For more information on eligibility, read the admission criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (PDF, 98.5KB).

How to apply

For more information please contact Associate Professor Ioni Lewis i.lews@qut.edu.au

What happens next?

The successful applicant will need to meet the requirements to undertake a PhD at QUT, in order to take-up the scholarship

About the scholarship

The project is funded by the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia Limited (CMCA) and QUT’s Faculty of Health. The RV (Recreational Vehicle) industry is booming with strong vehicle growth rates in Australia. RVs include motorhomes, campervans, caravans, bus/coaches, fifth-wheelers, slide-on and camper trailers. This project seeks to understand the characteristics of RV road users and factors that contribute to their involvement in incidents, crashes and near-misses. With such understanding, the project will aim to devise and evaluate communication strategies for their effectiveness in improving road safety for RV road users. The research will draw upon existing data (crash data) as well as in-depth qualitative methods (focus groups/interviews) and quantitative surveys to build a foundation of knowledge.

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