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Research Scholarship


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This Award will be on offer during the 2021 Award Round.


To enable an individual to undertake or complete a Doctor of Philosophy in a research area of importance to OHNS (research only).

Term of award

Up to three (3) years (full-time), subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time scholarships will be considered.


Applicants must be a fully-qualified scientist or fully-qualified surgeon or equivalent clinical specialist. The proposed degree must be a research-focused PhD.

Full eligibility requirements are listed in the Terms and Conditions of Award.


The annual level of support will be based on the NH&MRC Standard Stipend or Medical/Dental Stipend rate (or equivalents in New Zealand), as appropriate. A supplementary allowance of AUD $7,500 per annum will be provided for minor items of equipment, consumables and conference attendance.

How to apply

Applications are through the Applications Portal, during the annual Award Round, with outcomes being communicated in December.

Applications must be submitted online via the Applications Portal, which can be accessed here.

Please note that this Award may not be offered every year. See 'How to Apply'.

Application requirements

Key information for Research Scholarship Applications include:

  • Details of the Applicant, including an up-to-date CV
  • Details of proposed Institution, intended Head of Department and intended Supervisor
  • Referee details
  • Research Plan, including Background, Research Aims, Methodologies and Key References

Any additional requirements are specified in the Applications Portal and/or Instructions for Applicants.

Applications are through the Applications Portal. To register, please click here.


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Applications open annually between early July and late August, with outcomes being announced in December.

Exceptions to this are: 1. Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship: supervisors are announced on the Foundation website in February, with applications being aligned with the SET application process. 2. Academic Surgeon-Scientist Fellowship: offered on a periodic basis. For more details, please email us. 3. Chairs in OHNS: for more details on submitting a Chair in OHNS Proposal, please email us (