Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate and Research

Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

What you'll receive

The four available scholarships are funded by QUT with an additional top-up provided by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, QLD. They are tax exempt and valued at $35,000 per annum for a period of four years.

Eligibility

You must have:

  • completed a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline area
  • demonstration of excellent research capacity
  • successfully completed a: 
    • research masters degree OR
    • masters degree by coursework with at least 25% research OR
    • first-class honours (H1) or equivalent.

The scholarships would be suitable for domestic students or international students currently residing in Australia.

How to apply

Submit your application to wccnr@qut.edu.au

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 child nutrition or education practice or research
  • details of three referees (email/address/contact number).

Within your application you should state your preference for your project of choice.

What happens next?

We encourage all interested students to submit an application by 11:59 pm, July 31 2020.

Scholarships will commence between August and October 2020

For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact:
Professor Danielle Gallegos
Director
Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research
Faculty of Health
Queensland University of Technology
danielle.gallegos@qut.edu.au

Conditions

These scholarships provide students with an opportunity to work with world class researchers on projects that will contribute to transforming the lives of children living with disadvantage. Students will build research skills on projects that are embedded in the real world. This scholarship will follow the QUT Postgraduate Research Award Rules.

About the scholarship

Up to four scholarships available with funding provided by QUT and the Children’s Hospital Foundation with the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (WCCNR). The WCCNR has been funded to improve nutrition and health outcomes for Queensland children. The WCCNR is committed to a co-design, trauma-informed, social justice focused, strengths-based approach to undertaking research. 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.

The Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research is a newly established initiative, which takes an inter-disciplinary approach to undertaking translational research that works to improve nutritional outcomes for children across the spectrum of pre-clinical, clinical and public health perspectives. As a student in the centre, you will be part of a team of experienced researchers with exposure and access to diverse methods and discipline areas.

Building and Optimising Resilient Food and Nutrition Ecosystems in QLD Schools for equity and sustainability

The PhD program under this project will focus on exploring the food work that children (and families) living with disadvantage do, and how schools can support them in optimizing this work for greater equity and sustainability. It will be mixed methods involving both qualitative and quantitative data collection. It would be suitable for students in the following discipline areas; nutrition and dietetics or education.

Exploring the impact of diet and poverty on the microbiome

This PhD program will be working closely with QUT, QIMRB and the Queensland Children’s Hospital to study the impact of diet and poverty on the microbiome via the production of metabolites that directly affect immune system function.  The project scope will be determined based on the successful candidate. It would be suitable for students in the following discipline areas; biomedical science, immunology, or dietetics.

Feeding Families in Tough Times

The PhD program under this project will focus on children’s perspectives and child outcomes of food insecurity. It will be a mixed methods project involving both qualitative interviews and quantitative data collection. It would be suitable for students in the following discipline areas; psychology, social work, nutrition and dietetics.

Responsive Feeding in Tough Times

The PhD program under this project will focus on an aspect of responsive feeding practices in infants among families experiencing food insecurity. It will be potentially be a mixed methods project which may involve qualitative and/or quantitative data collection. It would be suitable for students in the following discipline areas; nutrition and dietetics, nursing and psychology.

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