2023 HDR Scholarship - NDRI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship
Applications open: 17/04/2023
Applications close: 26/05/2023
About this scholarship
NDRI is offering an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship support for either a Master of Philosophy or PhD candidate who has a keen interest in the impact of alcohol and other drug on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Possible projects include but are not limited to:
- Co-design of an AOD model of care in partnership with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to be embedded in clinical care.
- Developing health promotion/education toolkit for AOD use during pregnancy and postnatal.
- Explore the relationship of alcohol and other drugs on the development and educational outcomes of Aboriginal children.
- 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:
Masters by research: $41,307 p.a. pro rata over two years on full-time studies or
Master’s degree with a conversion to PhD 41,307 p.a. pro rata over 3 years on full-time studies or
PhD $41,307 p.a. pro rata over three years on full-time studies
Prospective applicants must enroll in the Curtin University Masters Philosophy or PhD program through and be supervised by a National Drug Research Institute qualified academic staff member.
- Australian citizen
- Keen interest in work designed to improve the health of Aboriginal people who use alcohol and other drugs
- Capacity for full-time enrolment
- Successful recipient must also not be in receipt of any other scholarship.
Meeting the eligibility requirements for Master’s or PhD enrolment as specified by the University and set out below Eligibility
2.1.2a Graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours within Curtin University
2.1.2b Graduated with or qualified for the award of Postgraduate Diploma within Curtin University
2.1.2c Graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor within the University with relevant work experience
2.1.2d Obtained qualifications from another institution which are recognised by tertiary admission authorities in Australia and which are deemed to be equivalent to 2.1.2 a-c
3.2.1a Graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor with First Class Honours or Upper Second Class Honours within Curtin University which includes the completion of a supervised research dissertation project carrying the equivalent credit of at least 25 percent of an annual full-time load;
3.2.1b Graduated with or qualified for the award for the degree of Masters of Philosophy or Masters of Research within Curtin University which includes the completion of a publicly available thesis;
3.2.1c Graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Masters by Coursework within Curtin University, and the completion of a research dissertation project carrying the equivalent credit of at least 25 percent of an annual full-time load and which has been awarded an assessed result at or above a distinction level;
3.2.1d Graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree Masters by Coursework at or above distinction level within Curtin University, and the completion of substantive and relevant research which can be evidence in at least one of the following forms:
(i) substantive scholarly papers as sole or primary author, appearing in recognised academic journals or in volumes published by recognised academic publishers;
(ii) published research reports prepared for industry, government or business, which adhere to the broad conventions of academic publishing and which identify the applicant as sole or primary author, and;
(iii) a portfolio of creative work with a published critical discussion of that work, which demonstrates the applicant’s development of a scholarly approach to creative work as research investigation, of which the application is identified as sole or primary author;
3.2.1e Obtained qualifications from another institution which are recognised by tertiary admission authorities in Australia and which are deemed to be equivalent to 3.2.1 a-d.
Curtin University considers that being of Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement for this Scholarship under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
Please email Dr Jocelyn Jones (Jocelyn.Jones@curtin.edu.au) 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. The letter should also detail how you meet the Curtin University entry criteria for either a Masters by Research, or a PhD.
- A proposed research project if you have an existing expertise/interest in an area within the bounds of the scholarship as detailed above
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: email@example.com, or (08) 9266 1616, Mob: 0437 887 930