PhD Scholarship: Investigating neurobiological predictors of language recovery after stroke.


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 2 December 2019
Closing date 15 January 2020


This research aims to determine whether measures of brain structure, activity and connectivity observed after a stroke can be used to provide more reliable predictions about both initial recovery of language and response to treatment. Predictive modelling methods will be used to identify accurate predictors of recovery.  The extent to which advanced imaging measures can improve classification of these successful predictors will then be investigated. This work will be conducted in the Language Neuroscience Lab at the University of Queensland (


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

Applications are closed.

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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 have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

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  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in ‘NHMRC Neuroin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

This project would suit a candidate with a background in Speech Pathology, Computer science, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology or Medicine

Applications are closed.


Professor David Copland
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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.