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2014 Deakin University PhD Scholarship on Role of Job Stress in Suicide, Australia

Deakin University is inviting application for a PhD scholarship to study relationship between work related exposure to job stress and suicide. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. A background in criminology, sociology, psychology, occupational health, public health, epidemiology, medical or health science is desirable. The annual stipend rate is $25,392 tax exempt. The duration of the Award is three years for a Doctoral candidate. The application deadline is 31 August 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded to study the relationship between work related exposure to job stress and suicide.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD research program at Deakin University in Australia.
Scholarship Provider: Deakin University, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

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Eligibility: Successful applicants must have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies and have achieved a first class Honours degree or equivalent. Awards are only available to those who will be undertaking a Doctoral degree in 2014 and who:
-are Australian or New Zealand citizens or have been granted Australian permanent resident status; and
-are normally enrolling as on-campus full-time students, however permission may be granted for other locations; and
-are not receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program (generally less than seventy-five per cent of the base Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate); and
-have not held a Commonwealth Government-funded postgraduate research scholarship (excluding IPRS) or Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR) unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship commencing; and
-have not completed a degree at the same level as the proposed candidature, or at a higher level.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian or New Zealand citizens can apply for this PhD scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Deakin UniversityThe overall aim of the proposed PhD is to study the relationship between work related exposure to job stress and suicide. Over 2,000 deaths in Australia are due to suicide each year. More deaths are due to suicide than are due to transport accidents. These figures do not take the suffering due to nonfatal suicidal behaviours into account, or the flow-on impact of suicide on friends and family. Evidence from a small number of empirical studies support the premise that psychosocial job stressors – such as low job control, and high psychological demands – are related to increased risk of suicide. These studies have been primarily quantitative, and there has been little qualitative exploration in the area.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of the Award is three years for a Doctoral candidate. An extension of up to six months
may be granted for Doctoral candidates where the research has been delayed due to circumstances which are beyond the Awardee’s control and related to the conduct of the research rather than of a personal nature. The Awardee must be making satisfactory progress. The Scholarship Extension application must be submitted before the Award expires.

What does it cover? The annual stipend rate is $25,392 tax exempt. The stipend does not provide additional allowances for dependants. Where the Awardee must relocate to Melbourne, Geelong or Warrnambool from interstate or overseas to take up the Award, the University will provide a contribution towards cost of relocation. The following allowances may be provided via reimbursement on production of original, dated receipts:
-Removal expenses for Awardee, spouse and dependants of up to $515AUD per adult and $255 AUD per child (max. 2 adults and 2 children).
-Travel expenses in the form of airfares and transport costs from within Australia or overseas up to a maximum of $300 AUD. The travel allowance does not extend to the Awardee’s spouse or dependants.
The total combined maximum allowance for relocation and travel costs to commence the Award is $1840 AUD. No further allowances will be provided for subsequent relocation during candidature or after termination of the Award. Expenses for accommodation or meals incurred during the course of travel cannot be reimbursed.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following documents to julia.malone-at-deakin.edu.au:
-A 1?2 page summary of their previous relevant experience or background, and a description of the area of primary prevention that is of particular interest to them;
-CV; and
-Academic transcripts.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 August 2014.

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