At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Award value:
$10,000 per annum, plus an additional one-off payment of up to $5,000 for research costs, equipment, or research-related travel for site visits, data collection, and/or conference attendance. Applicants must also have a $27,082p/a base stipend
Applications open: 
24 October 2017
Applications close: 
18 August 2018
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the higher degree by research program you are undertaking.
    • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program.
    • Hold a Commonwealth funded tuition fee and base stipend scholarship, or other scholarship of equivalent value.
The scholarship is open to domestic candidates planning to undertake a PhD or MPhil comprising translational research to improve the quality of life, approaches to care, or recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. It is made possible by a donor who wishes to support applied and translational research, covering any aspect of clinical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries, including both physical and emotional wellbeing. This scholarship is not intended to fund basic science or laboratory-based work. Topics may be situated in any discipline, including but not restricted to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, exercise physiology, and social work, or may be interdisciplinary.