Three Rivers Department of Rural Health PhD Scholarship

Three Rivers Department of Rural Health works with educators, healthcare providers, and local communities across our footprint to support health students and rural health professionals.

We support research into rural health training and workforce development, and rural health service delivery models that support the health and well-being of First Nations peoples and rural communities.

This PhD scholarship opportunity will focus on research activity in the NSW regional areas of Parkes, Forbes, and surrounding communities.

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

  1. Allied health student training and placements
  2. Local health professional engagement and capacity building
  3. Health research informed by locally identified priorities
  • Eligibility
    • Commencing a Charles Sturt University PhD 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
    • Preference will be given to a rural origin and/or First Nations student
  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $29,863 per annum (2023 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 FTE

Applicants must apply via an Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest are now open and will close at 5.00pm AEST Friday 14 April 2023