Current Scholarships in Psychiatry @ UNSW

PhD Scholarship - Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism 

Closing Date: 30 January 2018

The School of Psychiatry is offering a three-year full-time PhD scholarship on a study evaluating the effects of early intervention in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This PhD position is being offered as part of a broad program of research under Program 1 of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC).

The successful candidate will conduct research involving preschool aged children with autism. The project will utilise neuroimaging and eye tracking technology as well as clinical and behavioural data to search for sensory subtypes and evaluate the impact of early intervention in autism.

This PhD scholarship will be provided under the guidelines and conditions of the Research Training Program (RTP) scheme for a period of 3 years, with a stipend rate of AUD $27,082 pa. Candidates who successfully attract an APA can apply for a partial or top up scholarship to the value of AUD $5,000pa.

Selection Criteria

  1. Bachelor degree with honours in psychology, health sciences, science or a related field
  2. An interest in or knowledge of autism spectrum disorders
  3. Knowledge or interest in neuroimaging and eye tracking techniques
  4. Previous research experience including literature reviews, coordinating research projects, data analysis, conference presentations and journal publications
  5. Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated capacity to meet project outcomes and objectives
  6. Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen

Please attach your CV and a one-page summary demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria as well as some information on your skills, experience and research interests to Professor Valsamma Eapen For further details please contact Dr Anne Masi


PhD Scholarship - Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) within the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney is offering one or more upcoming three-year full-time PhD positions to highly motivated students to work with Professor Julian Trollor on a longitudinal study of participation, productivity, and health and well-being of adults living with autism spectrum disorders.

There is strong likelihood one full scholarship will be funded by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Autism CRC under the Australian Government CRC Program

For more information, please see the detailed Study Subject: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Health and Wellbeing

Provided By: The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry

To be undertaken at: School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, The University of New South Wales.

Level: Post Graduate

(Research) Availability: Scholarships are currently open for applications. Please apply as we hope to fill the position ASAP

Payment Information: The value of this scholarship is AUD $26,682.00 per annum. Recipients of an RTP can apply for an AUD $5,000.00 pa top up scholarship. This award is to be used for research and living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

These positions are dependent upon successful enrolment in the Faculty of Medicine.

Research Information: This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES.

Eligibility: This scholarship requires you to have achieved outstanding academic results.

Only citizens of Australia or New Zealand or Australian permanent residents can apply.

Application Details: To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the Prof Julian Trollor.

You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship

Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.

Main Contact Prof Julian Trollor;



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


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