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Scholarship details

HDR 2022 Scholarship - Understanding the impacts of criminal justice involvement on the health and social outcome of people who use drugs

Status: Open

Applications open: 18/10/2022
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

This scholarship is linked to a broader program of work conducted in relation to an Australian Research Council grant focusing on criminal justice impacts on two prospective cohorts of people who use drugs: SuperMIX, Australia’s largest cohort study of people who inject drugs and VMAX, a cohort study of people who primarily smoke methamphetamine. The successful applicant will work with a team to investigate how arrest and imprisonment relates to health and social outcomes of cohort members including recidivism. Findings will help inform debates about drug decriminalisation.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

Total value of the annual scholarships (stipend and fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a.

Curtin PhD Stipends are valued at $28,870 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years.

Successful applicants will receive a 100% Fee offset.

Scholarship Details


All applicable HDR courses

  • English language IELTS level of: average 7
  • Meeting the entry criteria for a PhD at Curtin University
  • Quantitative data analysis and research skills
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to meet timelines
  • Demonstrated writing skills

Application process

To apply for this project opportunity applicants must submit an email to The email must include their current curriculum vitae, academic transcript and a summary of their research skills and experience and the reason they are interested in this specific project. The subject line of the email must include ‘ARC Scholarship Application’.

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


Name: Paul Dietze


Contact Number: +61 8 9266 1600 (email preferred contact method)

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