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 training, conference attendance, fieldwork and additional research 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 range of backgrounds, who wish to apply and further develop their skills in the field of eating disorder or body image research. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in mental health, eating disorders, statistics and/or psychometrics.
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 statistics, and research and design have an understanding of the importance of psychological measurement. be willing to learn statistical techniques applicable to psychometrics. be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.
International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.