Scholarships at NDARC

NDARC offers scholarships to select researchers who wish to undertake a PhD at the Centre. Applications for scholarships generally open towards the end of the calendar year and are advertised on this web page.

Scholarships are for research aimed at improving the effectiveness of Australian and international treatment and prevention of alcohol and other drug related harm. NDARC conducts psychological and public health research. 

Applicants should have a strong honours degree in one of the behavioural sciences (psychology, public health or a related discipline) and knowledge of EEO/AA principles and policies. Experience in the drug and alcohol field is desirable, although not essential.

As at January 2017, full-time PhD Scholarships are indexed annually to align with the Australian Postgraduate Award stipend rates; and are tax exempt.

Successful candidates are required to enrol in the PhD program through the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Any enquiries in relation to the PhD program through the School of Public Health and Community Medicine should be addressed to the SPHCM Graduate Research Student Support Officer, phone: +61 (2) 9385 3588 or email: resdegree-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

The UNSW Postgraduate Research Students’ Website provides useful information on UNSW, entry requirements and information on how to apply, how to enrol and what constitutes a PhD.

Successful applicants will receive support via NDARC's PhD training and development program.

 

NDARC PhD Scholarship Commencing Semester 1, 2017

Stipend of $26,682 per annum over 3 years

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is offering at least one PhD scholarship to carry out innovative research on drug or alcohol related issues including, but not limited to, prevention activities or clinical interventions for substance use and disorders, epidemiology, health economics and drug policy research.  NDARC provides a highly supportive study environment, with excellent facilities including desk space, regular training opportunities, computer access and statistical support. The scholarship will be indexed annually to align with the Australian Postgraduate Award stipend rate, with the opportunity for additional paid employment.

Since its inception in 1987, over 58 students have successfully completed a PhD at NDARC, at a success rate of over 90%.  Our research is of the highest quality: NDARC PhD candidates and staff publish in both general medical and health journals, such as The Lancet and the Medical Journal of Australia, and the most influential specialist drug and alcohol journals. Our research is often multi-disciplinary in nature, creating strong opportunities for research that overlaps with related disciplines, including mental health, criminal justice, and socio-economically disadvantaged and minority groups.  Given the highly visible, pervasive and often contentious nature of drug and alcohol issues in the community, NDARC research is of high practical relevance to governments and policy agencies, communities, providers of clinical services and non-Government organisations.  Our relevant and high-quality research program has meant that NDARC PhD graduates have many career opportunities in a range of organisations, including Australian and international universities, the WHO/UN and in the delivery of clinical services.

Applicants should have a strong honours degree in one of the behavioural sciences (psychology, public health or a related discipline) and knowledge of EEO/AA principles and policies. Applicants must also satisfy the University of New South Wales requirements for enrolment in a PhD (http://med.unsw.edu.au/postgraduate-research). Experience in the drug and alcohol field is desirable, although not essential.

This scholarship is available to Australian permanent residents only.

To apply, applicants must submit the following to j.sale@unsw.edu.au:

  • Thesis proposal
  • Academic Transcript
  • CV
  • A completed application form, as well as any attachments outlined in the form.

*Note – the student must nominate a supervisor on the application form. The supervisor must be an NDARC Academic and it is expected that applicants will have made contact with the proposed supervisor prior to submission of an application. 

Program start   Semester 1, 2017
Closing date  18th November, 2016
Enquires

 A/Prof Tim Dobbins
 t.dobbins@unsw.edu.au