Examining the effects of the at-sea environment on Navy personnel

Examining the effects of the at-sea environment on Navy personnel

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Opening Date

01 Oct 2019 12am AEST 

Closing Date

31 Mar 2020 11pm AEDT 

Scholarship available to



Exploration of the effects of the at-sea deployment environment on Navy personnel resilience, experience of chronic stress, job performance, and cognitive functioning.

Study 1: will involve interviews with approximately 25-30 Navy personnel.

Study 2: will involve the collection of survey data from 600 Navy personnel at 4-time points (i.e., pre-deployment, mid-deployment, post-deployment, and six- month post-deployment follow-up). 250 participants from this initial sample will be asked to also provide a pre and post deployment hair sample for the analysis of hair cortisol and participate in pre and post-deployment cognitive assessments.

  • Must commit to full-time study
  • Must have completed MRes
  • Scholarship is for three years with a start date in 2020.


This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program.

Scholarship Components

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $28,092 per annum (in 2020 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Contact Details

Name: Monique Crane
Email: Monique.crane@mq.edu.au
Phone: 9850 8604

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, select the "How to Apply" button below.

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Project/Supervisor Specific Scholarship"

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