PhD Scholarships in Monash Rural Health

Monash University


PhD Scholarships for Monash Rural Health

Job No.: 606092

Location: Various (Bendigo, Gippsland, Mildura)

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment 

Remuneration: $29,000 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend for 3 years)

Monash Rural Health (MRH) is a part of Monash University’s (MU) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS). MRH carries a mandate to improve the health status of regional, rural and remote communities in Australia, and more specifically in Victoria. We are committed to a sustainable rural health workforce and are achieving these outcomes through the development and implementation of medical and health professions education programs in underserved regional and rural communities, and by undertaking targeted research programs that address priority health problems in rural populations.

As a PhD candidate, you will develop and use implementation skills and theory to contribute to MRH’s research agenda. The School’s primary research themes and leaders include:

Research Theme Theme Lead Contact for more information
Mental Health Dr Anton Isaacs
Alcohol and Other Drugs Dr Bernie Ward
Chronic Illness, Ageing Well and Supportive Care

Dr Eli Ristevski

Dr Matthew Carroll


Longitudinal Studies Dr Rebecca Kippen

Your project will be aligned with one or more of the above research themes. Throughout your PhD, you will be supported by the quality supervision of at least two supervisors from the School, with additional supervision support (e.g. specific technical expertise) as needed.  You will also receive up to 120 hours of dedicated research training and, later in your candidature, support to attend and present at a research conference in your discipline.

Capacity Building Incentives

Monash Rural Health offers an enriching and supportive environment for its students. An annual travel allowance, professional development allowance and publication allowance will be allocated to you each year. In addition, you will be eligible for further funding opportunities that are offered through MRH and be invited to engage regularly with early-career, mid-career and senior researchers through established groups and committees throughout the School.

Candidate requirements

  • Successful applicants will have an excellent academic track record with an Honours or Masters by research degree with H1 or equivalent
  • A strong interest and passion for research and a willingness to undertake a PhD in the theme areas listed above
  • Monash University seeks applicants for this opportunity who are able to demonstrate and present valid and current Australian work rights
  • Applicants from rural areas are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Full admission criteria for PhD enrolment at Monash University

To apply 

  • Contact Theme Leads (above) for more information about specific project topics and opportunities
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae detailing your professional and academic qualifications and relevant research experience

Closing date

Saturday 31 October 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

In your application, please refer to


amsterdam uni

antwerp uni

cambridge uni

florida uni

hamburg uni

harvard uni

hiroshima uni

oslo uni

purdue uni

ryerson uni

shanghai jiao tong uni

stockholm uni