PhD Scholarships in Behaviour Change

at Monash University

Monash University is offering 18 applied behaviour change PhD scholarships through the Monash Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program.

Expressions of Interest are being sought from talented PhD candidates who will work with leading government agencies to co-design and deliver new interdisciplinary behaviour change approaches to help solve public policy issues.

Duration: 3 years.

Remuneration: An annual living allowance based on the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate - indexed annually).


Around the world, demand for behaviour change researchers is growing as more and more government and industry organisations begin to recognise that their programs are more likely to succeed if they are underpinned by an understanding of human behaviour - and how to influence it.

The Behaviour Change Graduate Research Industry Parnership (GRIP) seeks to meet this demand and develop a new cohort of behaviour change researchers and practitioners with sophisticated skills who are capable of straddling the worlds of academia and government.

Successful candidates will be able to select projects that reflect their research interests and will be supported through a comprehensive training and education program. They will work with some of Monash University’s leading academics and learn from each other as a new cohort in this rapidly-evolving field.


Priority will be given to applicants who hold an Australian or New Zealand bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (H1) or qualifications and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University. If your qualifications don’t meet the H1 level, your experience as a researcher could be considered equivalent. Check our eligibility equivalencies for more details.

Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and prior research experience. Details of the relevant requirements are available here.

Applicants must also show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and willingness to travel and work from multiple locations including Clayton (Victoria), the Melbourne CBD and other locations.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research, have adequate training and the ability to pursue the proposed course of study

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