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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), 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 details are available 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
  • Details of two professional, non-conflicted Referees
  • Research Plan, including Background, Research Aims, Methodologies and Key References

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

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