National Suicide Prevention Research Fund opens applications for PhD scholarships

Jun 25, 2018, 12:17 AM

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to advise that the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund is today opening applications for PhD scholarships.

There are six scholarships being offered each valued at $105,000 over three years. Applications open Monday 25th June and close 3rd August 2018.

Please read and share the application information on our website.

The aim of the scholarship program is to support outstanding graduates early in their research career to be trained to conduct research that is relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention, is internationally competitive and will assist in developing a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

Review the Guidelines for Scholarships to determine eligibility, funding and the criteria for assessment.

There will be up to six scholarships offered to researchers in the 2018. Three of these will be funded directly through the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund.

Up to three additional scholarships will be funded by SPA partners supporting research into suicide and its prevention

An important note is that the partner scholarships have some specific areas of interest:

• Regional Australia Bank is seeking a candidate studying at a regional university who is seeking to better understand suicide in rural and regional communities

• Anytime Fitness Australia has a specific interest in candidates who are exploring links between physical activity and its role in suicide prevention.

We are encouraging applications from those who are working fulltime in the sector and simultaneously completing their PhD. In support of these individuals we will be offering flexible funding options through this program.

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