CP-Achieve PhD scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value $31,200 per annum (plus clinical loading of $10,000 per annum as appropriate). $5,000 travel stipend.
Opening date 14 May 2020
Closing date 30 June 2020


CP-Achieve is offering PhD scholarships in the areas of:

  • Data linkage
  • Lifestyle programs
  • Building supportive environments
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cerebral palsy cohort studies

Focussing on participants aged 10-30 years. Research Students will be supervised by at least one investigator from the CP-Achieve team.

We have two overarching aims:

  1. To quantify the health impact of CP, evaluate current practice and develop evidence to improve physical and mental health.
  2. To build supportive family, community and health service environments.

We are seeking Research Students to undertake a PhD funded by the CRE in projects relating to the above aims. We welcome applications from Research Students from various academic disciplines, including: physiotherapists, paediatricians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists and nurses.


Research students must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status with qualifications recognised in Australia (except in exceptional circumstances).

Research students must arrange at least TWO supervisors. One supervisor should be a Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator on CP-Achieve. List of investigators can be found here.

Research students will be awarded on a competitive basis and are conditional upon acceptance into a PhD program by a tertiary institution.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Contact CP-Achieve for a copy of the application form and key selection criteria.

You will need to provide:

  1. A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria
  2. Your academic transcripts
  3. The full names and addresses of TWO nominated referees
  4. Submit the completed application form to the Coordinator of CP-Achieve at cp-achieve@mcri.edu.au before the due date
Applications are closed.


Professor Jenny Ziviani
Applications are closed.