What you'll receive
- a top-up scholarship to the value of $10,000 per year of enrolment, plus an additional one-off payment of up to $5,000 for research costs, equipment or research-related travel. There are two top-up scholarships on offer.
In certain circumstances, a potential student who has not been offered a scholarship may be considered for a full scholarship in addition to top-up and costs. Contact us for more information.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be an Australian student studying or applying for a PhD or Master of Philosophy and meet QUT’s admission requirements (PDF file, 235.7 KB)
- interested in studying translational research that aims to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries including in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, exercise physiology and social work, or interdisciplinary.
You'll also be assessed by the following criteria:
- academic record and research achievement relative to opportunity
- research environment and supervisory team
- research project and strategic alignment (projects that aim to improve care, clinical management and clinical outcomes, and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury).
How to apply
To apply for this scholarship, submit your application by email to QUT Health Research Services.
Your application should include:
- your current CV
- academic transcripts
- brief research proposal (1-2 pages).
We will contact you to discuss your research interests, supervision of the project, and eligibility for the scholarship. Once a supervisor has been assigned to your project you will be invited to formally apply.
For information on how to apply for this scholarship, please contact QUT Health Research Services.
About the scholarship
The Spinal Cord Injury PhD and Master of Philosophy Top-up and Full scholarship is open to Australian students to undertake a PhD or Master of Philosophy at QUT comprising translational research to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. This scholarship is made possible by a donor who wishes to support applied and translational research, covering any aspect of clinical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries, including both physical and emotional wellbeing. Topics may be situated in any discipline, including but not restricted to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, exercise physiology and social work, or may be interdisciplinary.
It is anticipated that spinal cord injury research funded through this scheme will result in improved care, clinical management and ultimately improve the clinical outcomes and quality of life of people with a spinal cord injury.