Ageing Well in Rural and Regional Australia

The Ageing Well in Rural & Regional Australia Research Group is offering three scholarships to attract domestic PhD students to grow the evidence-base supporting healthy ageing in Australian rural communities.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to students undertaking innovative research aligned with one or more of the priorities below:

1: Understanding the unique characteristics of Ageing in Rural and Regional Australia

Innovative research that explores the intersectionality between rurality, identity, culture, and ageing for older adults, including First nations, LGBTIQA+, and CALD individuals; to develop an understanding of the circumstances, processes, or operations of risk and protective factors; to inform the development of evidence-informed, clinical interventions aimed at facilitating and supporting ageing well.

2: Evidence-informed implementation and translation into practice partnerships

Innovative research that promotes evidence-informed interventions, co-designed with older people, families, caregivers, and communities to address complex rural health issues, across the continuum from hospital-based services to home and community settings and residential aged care.

3: Building Workforce Capability to support older people in rural and regional communities

Innovative research that supports the training and education of a workforce that provides culturally safe high-quality care across all aged care settings, based on clinical governance principles, promoting person-centred care, accessibility, universal entitlement, and inclusiveness.

  • Eligibility
    • Commencing a Charles Sturt University HDR program
    • Enrolling as a full-time student
    • Evidence of Academic Merit (Honours Level 2A or above or equivalent)
    • Research experience relevant to the proposed project
  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $28,854 per annum (2022 rate), payable in fortnightly instalments.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period of three years for PhD at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research.

  • Scholarship duration

    Three years.

Applications for the 2022 are open and will close on 21st November 2021.

Applicants must apply via an Expression of Interest.