Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

This three year scholarship will be paid at a rate of $30,000 per year, plus additional funding for research costs.


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

Please contact Professor Barry Watson, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – QLD,

About the scholarship

The scholarship is intended to support research into innovative solutions to reduce road trauma in Australia. A key goal is to generate new knowledge about ways to better understand the causes of road crashes, the impacts of crashes on the community, or more effective ways to deal with the problem. A range of potential topics will be considered including, but not limited to:

  • the role of human factors in road crashes, including road user impairment, distraction and aggression
  • community-based approaches to improving road safety
  • the use of traditional or new media-based educational to educate road users
  • the use of technology to reduce road crashes
  • strategies to better understand and/or modify traffic safety culture
  • the psychological and/or economic impacts of road trauma.

This scholarship is funded by the Ainsworth 4 Foundation in collaboration with the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

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