Applications are now open for National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) higher degree research (HDR) scholarships commencing Term 1, 2020.
NDARC is offering scholarships to students who wish to undertake HDR on drug and alcohol related projects that align with NDARC’s core workplan areas:
- Prevention and early intervention
- Clinical research
- Physical and mental comorbidity
- Epidemiology of substance use and harms
- Justice health and drug policy
- Indigenous health
- Health economics and biostatistics
- Family, communities and society
The scholarship amount awarded to full-time HDR students is $30,000 per annum, tax exempt. In addition, up to $10,000 is available for professional development activities and up to $5,000 for associated research costs across the period of candidature. There is also the opportunity for additional paid employment.
Since NDARC was established in 1986, more than 70 students have successfully completed a HDR program at the Centre. NDARC provides a highly supportive study environment with excellent facilities including desk space, regular training opportunities, computer access and statistical support.
The Centre’s research is multi-disciplinary in nature and of high practical relevance to governments and policy agencies, communities, providers of clinical services and non-government organisations. HDR graduates have many career opportunities in a range of organisations, including Australian and international universities, the WHO/UN, the delivery of clinical services, and with policy agencies such as NSW Health, NSW Family and Community Services and in local health districts.