Joint PhD Scholarship – Deakin University - University of Copenhagen

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
12 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Applications are now open for five new Joint PhD Program scholarships between Deakin University and the University of Copenhagen’s Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.

The Deakin University - University of Copenhagen Joint PhD Program offers research students an unparalleled international experience, working alongside world-class researchers across two continents. Joint PhD students spend time working with their supervisors at both universities. As a result, they gain unique exposure to different cultural and scientific environments and substantially increase their employability after graduation. Upon completion of the joint degree program, students receive a dually badged internationally recognised doctoral degree from both institutions.

Research projects include:

  1. Investigating the psychosocial needs of gynaecological cancer survivors;
  2. Preventing excessive gestational weight gain;
  3. The connection between the maternal biome during pregnancy and the offspring’s risk of allergic disease;
  4. Digital health support for multiple chronic conditions; and
  5. Developing smart phone apps for carers of people with chronic conditions

Scholarship benefits include:

  • A stipend of $A26,682 per annum tax exempt (2017 rate) for 3 years
  • Tuition fee wavier for international students for the duration of 4 years.
  • Overseas health coverage for international students for the periods the student is in Australia during candidature.
  • Top-up stipend and travel funding for an Australian student’s period/s of residency in Copenhagen

Eligibility

The scholarships are open to domestic and international candidates. Applicants must: meet Deakin University and the University of Copenhagen’s PhD entry requirements; be enrolling full-time; and hold an Australian Honours degree (First Class) or an equivalent standard Master's degree with a substantial research component in a related field.

Applications close 30 November 2017

For further information on individual projects and application advice, please visit the online project descriptions:

  • The Guided Self-determination: an intervention targeting the psychosocial needs of gynaecological cancer survivors
  • Preventing excessive gestational weight gain
  • The maternal microbiome during pregnancy and the offspring’s risk of allergic disease
  • Digital health support for multiple chronic conditions
  • Implementation of a digital platform to develop smartphone applications for carers of people with chronic conditions. Test case: carers of cancer patients in Denmark