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We provide scholarships to exceptional students for assistance with a range of elements including tuition, research expenses and living costs.

Other scholarships may be offered throughout the year, which are funded by Griffith academic areas or external funding bodies.

Health Group Postgraduate Top-up Research Scholarships

Griffith Health Group may offer top-up scholarships to new PhD candidates in research areas across our eight schools.

Scholarship Information

The Health Group may offer top-up scholarships to outstanding new PhD candidates to work with our world-renowned researchers on PhD projects in the areas of Health and Medical Research.

The top-up scholarships are designed to support and encourage top-quality PhD research by providing successful candidates a top up PhD Scholarship stipend for three years duration, contingent on satisfactory progress.

The top-up scholarships are available to domestic and international candidates who:

  • are new candidates who have an Honours 1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field;
  • will be enrolled through the Griffith Health Group;
  • are also applying for a Research Training Program (RTP) or University-funded scholarship;

There is no formal application process.

The Health Group Scholarship Committee assesses new PhD applicants during the Annual Scholarship Round who meet eligibility and will be awarded on a merit based system and awarded by order of overall final rank within the Group.

For further details please email:

The Goda Foundation PhD Scholarships

Griffith Health Group is offering 2 x $30,000 per annum scholarship for 3 years.

Applications for 2020 scholarship are open

Scholarship Information

The Goda Foundation PhD Scholarships will provide vital support to researchers in helping to progress research into a clinical setting; a crucial aspect in ensuring that medical research impacts on our community and generations into the future in the most positive manner.

It is intended that The Goda Foundation PhD Scholarships will ultimately play an important role in contributing to improving the health outcomes for the general populace within Australia and on a global scale.  The Goda Foundation PhD Scholarships will be considered from within the following key research areas:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics / Genomics
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Promoting physical and mental health for young children
  • Examining and training the brain to promote successful aging

With the valued support of The Goda Foundation and Griffith Health, up to two PhD scholarships are available for commencement in the February or April 2020 cohorts.  The Scholarship includes a living stipend (living allowance) valued at $30,000pa for a period of 3 years and includes research support from the host school each year.

The Goda Foundation PhD Scholarships are available to new applicants in the Griffith Health Group and available to Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian/New Zealand permanent residents.

To be eligible for candidature consideration, applicants:

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants:

  • be enrolled through the Griffith Health Group with appropriate supervision;
  • must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours equivalent to first class in a target research area
  • must not be receiving income from another source to support their general living costs that provide a benefit greater than 75% of the GUPRS stipend.

Applications for 2020 round are open

1. Applicants are to make contact with academics within the Health Group to discuss suitability of a research project in a key area (see Griffith Experts).

2. Applicants must be eligible for admission to a Griffith University PhD program – How to apply

3. When applying for scholarship applicants must indicate consideration for The Goda FoundationPhD scholarship.

4. Should you wish to be considered for other University scholarships as your second preference, please select the options appropriate.

5. Applicants are to provide:

  • a detailed research proposal in one of the key research areas
  • a detailed publication history (if applicable) nothing authorship contribution
  • a detailed account of research experience (if applicable) noting research contribution to projects
  • two current referee reports noting suitability to a key research area.

For further details please email:

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership Scholarship

1 x $33,333 per annum for three years

Applications open

Scholarship Information

The Queensland Government agrees that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are too often left out of historical commentaries and therefore seek to fund an Aboriginal person and a Torres Strait Islander person to document the history of ‘Stolen Wages’ in Queensland to enable comprehensive perspectives and experiences (including institutional, cultural and social) to be shared with all Queenslanders.

The purpose of the proposed scholarships is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples the opportunity to document Indigenous perspectives and experiences and of past Queensland governments regarding control of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait wages and savings under the ‘Protection Acts’.

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and The Health Group at Griffith University will provide equal amount of matching financial funding to support two scholarships over a three year period.

  1. One scholarship to the value of $100,000 will be paid over a three year period and awarded to an Aboriginal person; - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  2. One scholarship to the value of $100,000 will be paid over a three year period and awarded to a Torres Strait Islander person. - APPLICATIONS OPEN

In addition, the host element where the candidates will be enrolled will contribute to the costs associated with the research project as pre-determined by the Group.

To be eligible to apply for either of these two scholarships, the prospective candidates must:

  1. identify as being of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  2. undertake a research project that addresses the history of control of wages and savings;
  3. not hold another major scholarship;
  4. have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours;
  5. be a new HDR candidate and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral research program;
  6. be enrolled through the Griffith Health Group with appropriate levels of supervision and culturally appropriate supervision.
  1. A list of finalist candidates will be prepared by a panel of Griffith Health Professors including representatives from The First Peoples Health Unit.
  2. Short listed candidates will be forwarded to the Office of Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships (ICEPP) for ratification of recommendations made by Griffith Health.
  3. Additional criteria, including a written submission on a topic or focus of the selection panels choosing, may be required.

As the funding is envisioned to be spread across a three year period of research studies, conditions for progress and ongoing funding of each of these scholarships will be applied.

These conditions will include a periodic and successful review of the candidate's ongoing work on an annual basis (as outlined in the Griffith Higher Degree Research Policy: 8.16 Review of Progress) including meeting any other conditions which the panel and the successful candidate may have agreed upon when the award is first given.

Your application should include:

  1. a one-page document outlining your interest and suitability for the project;
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae including (where necessary) details of research experience and publications;
  3. undergraduate and honours transcripts;
  4. two academic referee reports.

How to Apply

New applicants must follow the Griffith Graduate Research School process for submitting an online application for a higher degree by research program, which also includes a section for scholarship applications.   Applicants wanting to be considered for the DATSIP scholarship must indicate it in the scholarship section under 'other scholarships.  Apply now link.

Applications Close date: TBC.

Health Group PhD Completion Scholarship

The Health Group PhD Completion Scholarship (HGPhDCS) is funded by the Office of the Health Dean Research.  The scholarship purpose is to support thesis completion for PhD candidates who have experienced personal or candidature related circumstances that have hampered progress.

Tenure is 4 - 12 weeks for a maximum of $6 368.30

Applications close 5.00pm, 31 October 2019

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