Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded HDR Top-Up Scholarships

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded HDR Top-Up Scholarships

Programs Available

PhD Top-Up Scholarships 

Reference Number

2019022 and 20192510 

Opening Date

01 Jul 2019 12am AEST 

Closing Date

30 Sep 2019 12am AEST 

Scholarship available to



We are currently advertising 2 x INTERNATIONAL Top Up Scholarships, being for three-year full-time PhDs.

Macquarie University is recognised globally as one of Australia’s leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability.

Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) was established to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Its vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems.

Macquarie University and MUCHE have recently partnered with pharmaceutical companies to develop a unique and innovative HDR program, the first of its kind in Australia. These partners include Amgen Australia, Janssen Australia, MSD Australia, Pfizer Australia, and Roche Australia.

The program is aimed at students willing to undertake research relevant to the pharmaceutical sector. This includes:

  • Medicine choice among consumers and GPs.
  • Post-market surveillance of medicine outcomes.
  • Outcomes based payments within the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Health equity, social justice and need.
  • Impact of medicines on broader economic outcomes.
  • International competitiveness of the Australian clinical trials sector.
  • Value of patient support programs.

While specific research questions would be determined by the student and their supervisor, students can also draw on outcomes from an annual pharmaceutical sector research workshop that will be organised and facilitated by MUCHE. Previous workshop outcomes can be found here.


MUCHE Stipend top-up scholarships valued at $20,311.50 per annum each for 2 x PhD candidates.

Scholarship Components

Each stipend top-up scholarship is valued at $20,311.50 per annum for PhD candidates.

The full-time stipend rate associated with an iMQRES stipend scholarship is $27,596.00 per annum (2019 rate). This means that the successful candidates could be awarded a stipend scholarship plus top-up with a total value of $47,907.50.

International iMQRES scholarship holders are also offered a tuition-fee offset scholarship.

We encourage students with potential research topics relevant to the pharmaceutical sector to apply, regardless of their discipline.

PhD candidates must demonstrate their interest in health care related research, and their strong analytical and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e. peer reviewed publications).

Contact Details

Name: Ashley Soytemiz
Phone: +61 2 9850 2999

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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