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Scholarship details

2022 HDR - NDRI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 4/04/2022
Applications close: 20/04/2022

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About this scholarship

NDRI is offering an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship support an PhD candidate who has a keen interest in the relationship of alcohol and other drugs on the development and educational outcomes of Aboriginal children.

Previous research undertaken by the Aboriginal research team with kinship carers and women and children with disability has identified that children with developmental and behavioural issues need greater support and access to services to achieve educational outcomes. Results from qualitative data already collected will inform the development of this project.

  • Current Students
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Merit Based

This scholarship provides a living stipend of: year 1, $40,500, year 2, $40,904.50 and year 3, $42,518, a total of $123,922.50 over three years based on full-time studies.

Scholarship Details


Prospective applicants must enrol in the Curtin University PhD program through the National Drug Research Institute.

  • Keen interest in work designed to improve the health of Aboriginal people who use alcohol and other drugs
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline requiring the completion of a publicly available thesis or research project to an acceptable standard; OR A Bachelor’s degree with first class honours
  • Capacity for full-time enrolment
  • Successful recipient must also not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

Application process

Please email Dr Jocelyn Jones ( an expression of interest with:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A brief covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) that addresses the eligibility criteria. The letter should explain why you are interested in the project and how your skills, attributes and experience make you a good candidate for the award.

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must complete their milestone 1 within 6 month of enrolment and remain enrolled on a full-time basis for the duration of the scholarship.


Jocelyn Jones:, or (08) 9266 1616, 0437 887 930

Further Information

This scholarship is funded through to 30 June 2025 via the core grant to the NDRI from the Australian Government Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Program.

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