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Research Scholarship


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In response to the COVID-19 virus, GPRWMF would like to advise our Awardees, collaborators and the OHNS community that we will continue operating under revised protocols. We are also here to support recipients of Foundation funding, whose Awards may be impacted by current events.

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Research Scholarships enable an individual to undertake or complete a PhD (research only) in the field of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery or related fields of biomedical science.

Term of award

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


Eligibility requirements are specified in the Terms and Conditions of the award. These will be available at the time the application round opens.


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 (all pro-rated if undertaken on a part-time basis).

How to apply

Applications are open during July and August for awards commencing the following year, with outcomes being communicated in December. Applications must be submitted online via the GPRWMF Portal, which can be accessed through this website. Please note that this Award may not be offered every year. Awards on offer will be announced on the GPRWMF website in mid-June.

Application requirements

Full submission requirements are made available when the application round opens.

In brief, submissions require:

  • Personal details
  • An up-to-date CV, including current grants and applications pending or to be submitted within the year and professional and research qualifications
  • A proposed institution, intended Head of Department and intended Supervisor
  • Referee details
  • A concise summary and the aims of the proposed research project, describing the background (including references to the work of other scientists), proposed study, experiments and methods to be used.


Applications are through the Foundation’s online Portal. To register, please click here.