Current Scholarships in Psychiatry @ UNSW

Scientia PhD Scholarships


The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest people into strategic research areas and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community, with:

 *   $40,000 stipend per annum, for 4 years
 *   Fees covered to complete a PhD at UNSW
 *   Up to $10k per annum to support career development and international collaborations


Scientia Scholarships are open to domestic and international candidates.

Five academics from The School of Psychiatry have had projects successfully approved for Scientia Scholarships this year.


Primary Supervisor


Perminder Sachdev

Risk factors and biomarkers for dementia in diverse ethnocultural groups

Kimberlie Dean

Tracking young people in early contact with the police

Colleen Loo

Developing brain stimulation as a tool for cognitive enhancement

Vibeke Catts

Environmental, social and genetic determinants of successful ageing

Wei Wen

Genetic and environmental influences on human brain changes in ageing


For more information on how to apply, go to the Scientia Scholarships site.


You can also email the Graduate Research School at or phone +61 9385 5500.



If you are interested in other Scholarships @ UNSW, please refer to UNSW Scholarships.


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