Location Western Sydney University, Graduate Research School
App. deadline 27/11/2017
  • Scholarship available
Project ID 2016-052
Eligibility Australian residents only

Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship

The Centre for Health Research invites applications from highly motivated individuals seeking to undertake a PhD in the area of posttraumatic stress or other mental disorder and homelessness. The PhD will contribute to a program of research led by Dr Elizabeth Conroy on the intersection between homelessness and health, with a particular focus on the role of trauma and mental illness in experiences of homelessness.

The Centre for Health Research is located on the Campbelltown campus and is part of the School of Medicine.

The scholarship is funded in partnership with Western Sydney University, Centre for Health Research and Australian Rotary Health.

What does the scholarship provide?

  • A tax free stipend of $29 000 per annum for three and a half years, co-funded by Western Sydney University and Australian Rotary Health.
  • A funded place in the degree.
  • Support for conference, field work and research training costs as appropriate.
  • A supportive HDR environment including methodology workshops and research seminar series, qualitative health research network, and academic expertise in psychology, epidemiology, health economics and biostatistics.


  • Applicants should hold at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology or similar and/or research experience in mental health.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand citizen and not be under bond to any foreign government. Evidence of citizenship (citizenship certificate, birth certificate, or passport) or residential status must accompany the application.
  • Applicants receiving additional stipend funding such as an APA or NHMRC scholarship are not eligible to apply. If you have not yet received confirmation of additional funding you may still apply for this scholarship but must notify Australian Rotary Health immediately if an offer is made, in which case your application will be withdrawn. 

 What's the next step?

1. Contact Dr Elizabeth Conroy to discuss your eligibility and research interests: e.conroy@westernsydney.edu.au or +61 2 4620 3931

2. Upon invitation by Dr Conroy, submit the Western Sydney Application for Admission and Scholarship and the Australian Rotary Health Scholarship Application Form to: grs.scholarships@westernsydney.edu.au

3. The University will submit the Australian Rotary Health Scholarship Application on your behalf.

Need more information?
For information about the research being supported by Australian Rotary Health please visit the web:

To discuss the admission and enrolment process please contact the Graduate Research School:

Applications close 27 November 2016

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