PhD Scholarships: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy, Australia, 2017

Three PhD scholarships are available to investigate how to improve the health of Aboriginal pregnant mothers and their babies, under the supervision of Associate Professor Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski.

There is an exciting opportunity for up to three high-calibre full-time PhD candidates to join our team within the Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research at University of Newcastle, commencing 2017.

The University of Newcastle, informally known as Newcastle University, an Australian public university established in 1965, has its primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are tenable in Indigenous Health Research.

Scholarship Award: The annual stipend (2017 rate) is $26,682 full-time for up to 3.5 years.

Number of Scholarships: Three scholarships are available, that include living allowance and tuition fees.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: University looking for candidates that either:

  • Identify as Indigenous (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or Indigenous from a population similarly affected in a high-income country such as NZ M?ori, American Indian, Canadian First Nations), OR
  • Candidates with an interest in Indigenous Health research

Nationality: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or Indigenous from a population similarly affected in a high-income country such as NZ M?ori, American Indian, Canadian First Nations are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students must hold a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or equivalent.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Students must be fluent in English language.

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How to Apply: Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest.
To enable us to assess your application, candidates will be expected to submit:

  • A 500-word document on why you are motivated to apply for one of these PhD scholarships, which topic would be of interest, previous experience or interest in Indigenous Health research, goals for future career in Indigenous Health, including Indigenous identity if relevant.
  • Full CV including previous degrees, grades, GPA, research experience, employment, and papers published, and any grants obtained.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 31, 2017.

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