Domestic Scholarships

Domestic Scholarships

Current domestic scholarships on offer

The Centre for the Health Economy currently has three DOMESTIC PhD scholarships available.

Eligible program and status/reference:
2018152 (PHD)
2018153 (Bundle MRES YR 2 + MQRES PHD)
2019021 (MRes Y2 MUCHE Top Up)

Closing date: October 31, 2018

Department

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Project Name

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships

Project Description

We are currently advertising three DOMESTIC Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES).

  • 2018152 – one PhD scholarship. The period of candidature and scholarship is three years.
  • 2018153 – one Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship. The period of candidature and scholarship is four years (the second year of a two-year degree for the Master of Research and three year PhD)
  • 2019021 – one Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship. The period of scholarship is one year (the second year of a two-year degree for the Master of Research)

All scholarships are offered on a full-time basis.

Applications for 2019 commencement will open in June 2018 and close on 31 October 2018

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 five 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 high calibre students willing to undertake research relevant to the pharmaceutical sector and government. 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.

Contact:

Dr Henry Cutler
Email:   Henry.Cutler@mq.edu.au
Phone:  02 9850 2998

What we offer:

  • 2018152 PhD scholarship and 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship: The full-time stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $47,393.50 per annum tax exempt, consisting of a 2019 MQRES funded full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum tax exempt plus a $20,311.50 per annum top up.
  • 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship: The full-time top up stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $20,311.50 per annum tax exempt for one year.

Tuition fees for domestic candidates (Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident visa holder) are automatically covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.

Successful scholarship applicants may also have access to Research Assistant work to supplement the scholarship stipend (on average for 14 hours per week).

In addition to the scholarship, Macquarie University provides approximately $1,000 over the second year of the Master of Research and $10,000 over the course of the PhD for research related activities (travel to present at conferences, training, copy editing, thesis production etc).

Essential requirements:

  • To be considered for the Master of Research (Year 2), candidates must have a Master degree (by coursework, inclusive of research methodology units that are comparable to our MRes Year 1 units in order to be exempted from Year 1) with a distinction average, in an area relevant to health economics (and micro-economics) or closely related subject (mathematics, statistics, and other social science subjects such as epidemiology or allied health, psychology, medically qualified individuals will also be considered).
  • To be considered for the PhD, the minimum requirement for admission is completion of a: 
    • Master of Research (MRes) with a grade of at least a Distinction level (75% or greater in second year); or
    • Master of Philosophy; or
    • Master’s degree (of at least two years) with a major research component at distinction level (75% or greater).
  • PhD candidates must also demonstrate their interest in health care related research, and their strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e. peer reviewed publications).

PhD candidates may be exempt from having to demonstrate a completed Master of Research, Master of Philosophy or Masters with a major research component, if they can demonstrate equivalence via their capacity to undertake independent research through publications in peer reviewed journals.

Candidates may also be considered for both the Master of Research and a PhD (i.e., a four year scholarship bundle) if the prerequisites for direct entry into the PhD cannot be demonstrated, but prerequisites to the Master of Research can be demonstrated.

Essential scholarship requirements:

  • 2018152 PhD scholarship: this scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.
  • 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship: this scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘1+3 bundle offer’.
  • 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship: this scholarship is available to candidates which can meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Meet the requirements for Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 program for 2019 commencement with a full time enrolment/load
    • Awarded a scholarship which comprises of a tuition fee scholarship and a full-time stipend/living allowance. The Domestic Main Scholarship Round will open in August and close in October 2018, please refer to the website for further information.

How to Apply:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Candidates applying for allocations 2018152 PhD scholarship and 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship will need to indicate RTP/MQRES round and PhD MUCHE Top Up 2018152 or 2018153 under the scholarship details question.

Currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates who are awardees of a full-time stipend/living allowance scholarship applying for the 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the scholarship allocation number (as mentioned above) within your application.

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