About the scholarship
The Centre of Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship (CRE-PCS), Menzies Health Institute Queensland together with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship to undertake a project in psycho-oncology and men diagnosed with prostate cancer. The project will focus on cancer survivorship and particularly gaining a better understanding of men’s use of supportive care services such as online forums, face-to-face or other remotely delivered peer support networks; how these work; and their effectiveness. Located at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus, the CRE-PCS has links with academic, clinical, industry and commercial research partners.
The CRE-PCS aims to:
- develop, evaluate, and translate responsive, equitable, and accessible survivorship interventions for men with prostate cancer in high need areas;
- support evidence-based policy and practice in prostate cancer survivorship care;
- train and equip the workforce and its leaders to ensure translation, and sustainably improve the underpinning healthcare and other relevant systems.
The PhD candidate’s project will be developed around ongoing research examining cancer survivorship and the psychological and physical wellbeing of people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Applicants should have a strong background in the behavioural or social sciences and health.
Duration and Value
The scholarship provides a tax-exempt living allowance at the rate of AUD$27,199 (2017 rate, indexed annually) per annum for three years contingent on satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a fortnightly stipend. A six-month extension may be granted to doctoral candidates in certain circumstances.
The CRE-PCS Scholarship is available to a new candidate who is an:
- Australian citizen
- New Zealand citizen
- Australian permanent resident.
Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours equivalent to first class and be intending to enrol full-time.
Equivalency to first class honours may be demonstrated through the following:
- refereed journal publications (or acceptance for publication)
- refereed conference paper presented and written as first author
- evidence of other research output such as a book or book chapter, OR
- evidence of any research income, awards, significant professional experience.
Applicants must have high-level communication skills. An ability to accept and follow direction and work as part of a larger research team are essential.
Experience in psychological interventions would be advantageous.
Compliance with relevant legislation and University policies and procedures, including health and safety is expected.
Award of the scholarship is contingent on successful enrolment in a PhD program at Griffith University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at Griffith University can be found on the Programs and Courses site.
Your application should include:
- a one-page document outlining your interest and suitability for the project
- a detailed curriculum vitae including (where necessary) details of research experience and publications
- undergraduate and honours transcripts
- two academic referee reports.
Applications Close date: Tuesday, 3 October Midnight (AEST).
How to apply
- Applicants must be eligible for admission to a Griffith University PhD program.
- In case of enquiries for suitability to the project, applicants can make contact with Dr Melissa Hyde: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Fiona Williams: (07) 5678 0001 or email@example.com
- Applications must be made using the Apply Now link.
- You must nominate in your online application under the scholarship section that you wish to be considered for the CRE-PCS Scholarship.
Higher Degree Research Policy
Grounds for Bachelor Degree with Class 1 Honours Equivalence