Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC) PhD Scholarships


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Business and Economics, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $27,596 per annum (2019 rate), tax free, indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 2 August 2019
Closing date 25 August 2019


The University of Queensland has established the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families.

One scholarship is available on a topic related to the centre including the following.

Feasibility and efficacy of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) directly into the home via telerehabilitation.

This program of research will require the translation of an in-person delivered intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) into telerehabilitation delivery directly into the homes of people with aphasia. Evaluation will encompass communication and quality of life outcomes and a cost analysis.

Process evaluation of delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) in person and via telerehabilitation. A mixed methods program of research.

This mixed methods program of research will determine the access, satisfaction, and implementation barriers and facilitators for delivering an intensive comprehensive aphasia program (ICAP) via telerehabilitation compared to delivery in-person from the perspective of all participants and service providers.

For more information contact Professor David Copland (d.copland@uq.edu.au), Dr Sarah Wallace (s.wallace3@uq.edu.au) or Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will be given the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

You could also contact Professor David Copland (d.copland@uq.edu.au) to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  2. enter in the free-text field ‘QARC’
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  4. enter Professor David Copland as your supervisor

For more information contact Professor David Copland (d.copland@uq.edu.au), Dr Sarah Wallace(s.wallace3@uq.edu.au) or Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre.

Selection criteria

Applicants should have a background in speech pathology, psychology, or health economics / public health.

Applications are closed.


Professor David Copland
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.