What does the scholarship provide? Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset. International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver. Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the School.
International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia. This cost is not covered by the scholarship.
We welcome applicants from a computer science and/or mathematics background, who are keen to apply their skills to solving problems related to health and wellbeing. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in programming, mathematics, health informatics and distributed computing.
The successful applicant should: hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications. demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to computer science. have an understanding of the importance of informatics in the area of health and wellbeing. be willing to research and apply mathematical concepts as required by the project. be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.