Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation - PhD Excellence Award 2021

Applications open
23 October 2020
Applications close
20 January 2021
Payment per year
$5,000 per annum - subject to successfully securing a Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) orequivalent
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

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, 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 who are newly commencing a PhD for the first time in 2021, and commencing between January – March 2021. 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 Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) or equivalent competitive postgraduate scholarship
  • Applicants must be a ‘paying’ member of Healthy Development Adelaide. 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 partake in the HDA Research Training Program during their candidature. The program consists of a 20 hour practicum placement, mentoring component, and attending HDA events.

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

Further details available from:

Anne Jurisevic

Healthy Development Adelaide 


Applications must include

  1. Completed HDA Application (both pdf with signature and doc format - in font Arial 12)
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) or equivalent competitive scholarship awarded
  4. Academic transcript