PhD Scholarship: The role of cognitive systems in language recovery after a 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


The importance of cognitive control systems in the recovery of language after stroke is well documented. Targeting a person’s ability to engage with, and attend to, a therapy task may be just as important in improving language as the therapy task itself. This project will investigate the influence of executive function neural systems on rehabilitation of language difficulties using a combination of behavioural interventions and/or neuromodulation /neurofeedback protocols. 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.

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

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  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 Cognitivein the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

This project would suit a candidate with a background in Speech Pathology, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroimaging, or Cognitive Neuroscience.

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.