2023 Australian POTS Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarship

Applications open
12 September 2022
Applications close
14 November 2022
Payment per year
$5,000 per annum
up to 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Students with Disabilities
Supplementary Scholarships
Available In
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Available To
Continuing Students

The Australian POTS Foundation (APF) is committed to supporting a brighter future for people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) through advocacy, support, and research. We strive to improve awareness and education of those with POTS, their families, clinicians and support services.


In 2023 the APF is offering PhD top-up scholarships to Australian researchers whose primary research project, directly targets Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).


To be eligible applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full time in a PhD program at an Australian University
  • Residing in Australia for the tenure of their PhD program
  • A recipient of an Australian Government RTP grant, NHMRC scholarship or similar
  • No more than 18 months into their PhD program at the time of application. (Pro-rata payments will apply accordingly)


The scholarship:

  • Comprises $5,000 per year for a maximum of three years. A total commitment of up to $15,000 per successful candidate
  • Will commence no earlier than the date of receipt of application and will finish no later than the end of the underlying PhD. A maximum of three years from the start of the underlying PhD grant.
  • Applications will be assessed, and successful candidates selected by the Australian POTS Foundation Medical Advisory Panel. Assessment will be based on the academic record of the applicant, the recommendation of their supervisor with regards to their suitability for research training and the research track record of the primary supervising institution.
  • APF Medical Advisory Panel will recommend the successful candidate(s) to the APF Board for ratification.
  • Candidates will be encouraged to disseminate their work through peer reviewed journals and any such publications will be publicised on the Australian POTS Foundation website.
  • Applicants will be required to provide annual progress reports to the AFP Board.


Application form and requirements. 

Please contact research@potsfoundation.org.au with any enquiries.