Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation - PhD Excellence Award 2023

Applications open
17 October 2022
Applications close
20 January 2023
Payment per year
$5,000 per annum - subject to successfully securing a Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) or equivalent
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Supplementary Scholarships
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The PhD Excellence Award is valued at $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years, to augment an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship or equivalent competitive scholarship.


Applications are invited for PhD Research Scholarships in the areas of Healthy Development.
Disciplines include, but are not restricted to: allied health, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, demography, dentistry, digital health, disability, economics, education, endocrinology, epidemiology, ethics, genetics, indigenous health, law, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, politics, psychiatry, psychology, public health and sociology.

Preference will be given to projects with a multidisciplinary focus and that enhance more than one discipline within the research topic.

Applications are invited from domestic and international students in their first year of candidature i.e. commencement date between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.  Applicants should be eligible to enrol or be currently enrolled at the University of Adelaide. In addition, applicants must satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the chosen field of study
  • Applicants hold an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship or equivalent competitive postgraduate scholarship
  • Applicants must be a ‘paying’ HDA member. Membership is $20 (excluding GST) for 1 year or $50 (excluding GST) for 3 years
  • Applicants must have a HDA member as their primary/principal supervisor. Supervisors must be a ‘paying’ member. Membership is $20 (excluding GST) for 1 year or $50 (excluding GST) for 3 years
  • Research projects must be aligned with the Healthy Development research pillars spanning preconception to adolescence
Conditions of Funding

Successful HDA Scholars will be required to participate in the HDA Research Training Program during their candidature. The program consists of a 20 hour practicum placement, mentoring component, and attending and assisting as required at HDA events.

Annual renewal of top-up funding will also be subject to meeting your University postgraduate requirements, and subject to ongoing funding availability from the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation.

Acknowledgement of HDA in research publications.


Please submit documents by 5:00pm Friday 20 January 2023 to Healthy Development Adelaide, Anne Jurisevic at

  1. Completed HDA Application (doc format - in font Arial 12)
  2. Up-to-Date curriculum vitae
  3. Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent competitive scholarship Letter of Award
  4. Academic transcript