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Research Scholarship



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). Part-time scholarships will be considered.


Applicants must be a qualified scientist, or a fully-qualified surgeon or equivalent clinical specialist who have the right to study and/or work in Australia or New Zealand (as appropriate).

The proposed degree must be a research-focused PhD.

Individuals who hold a similar postgraduate scholarship must relinquish that scholarship to accept a GPRW Research Scholarship.

Individuals who have previously held and received funding for a GPRW Research Scholarship are ineligible.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Award for all eligibility and ineligibility criteria (available via this page, closer to the Award Round).


A stipend 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 for minor items of equipment, consumables and conference attendance.

Further detail on Funding is available in the Terms and Conditions of Award.

How to apply

Applications are open during the annual Award Round (early July to late August), with outcomes being communicated in December. Applications must be submitted online via the Foundation's Applications Portal.

For further detail, see How to Apply.

Application requirements

Applications for Research Scholarships must include:

  • Applicant details, including CV
  • Proposed Administering Institution, intended Head of Department and intended Supervisor
  • Signed Letter of Offer
  • Research Plan
  • Details of two (2) professional Referees
  • Signed Terms and Conditions of Award (proforma provided).

Additional requirements are specified in the Applications Portal form and Instructions for Applicants.

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