Scholarships

Information and applications for scholarships

The Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL) offers two types of scholarships for students working in the CRE research priority areas of infertility, early menopause (medical and spontaneous), polycystic ovary syndrome and improving translation.

  1. PhD top-up scholarship for one year (up to $6,000 each) for students who have a guaranteed scholarship (NHMRC, RTP, University scholarship or another source)

  2. Entry level part scholarship for one year (up to $12,500) for students with a health professional background, positioned to optimise translation, who are entering or are in their first year of their PhD or undertaking a Master’s degree and may not meet the criteria for a national and university scholarship. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and applicants from the health professional workforce are encouraged to apply.

Key dates

  • Applications open Monday 7 September 2020
  • Applications close Friday 30 October 2020
  • Notifications by Monday 14 December 2020

Eligibility criteria

PhD Top-up scholarships
To be eligible applicants must be:

  • enrolled in an Australian University as a PhD or Masters’ (100% research) student
  • an Australian citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. International students based in Australia for the duration of the scholarship are also eligible to apply
  • a recipient of a Research Training Program, NHMRC Postgraduate or University funded scholarship
  • pursuing research aligned with the New Knowledge activities of the CRE WHiRL in any of the following topic areas:
  • be directly supervised by a Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator of the CRE WHiRL

Ineligible if:

  • you are a recipient of a previous CRE WHiRL scholarship

Entry level scholarships for students
(Masters or PhD, including those who don’t meet the criteria for national and university scholarships)

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen (based in Australia for the duration of the scholarship)
  • have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and intend to enrol in a full-time or part time PhD or a full time Master’s degree (100% research) the following year. Part time PhD students will receive a pro-rata amount of the full scholarship. The scholarship will be contingent on enrolment in the research degree and project described in the application.
  • be pursing research aligned with the New Knowledge activities of the CRE WHiRL in any of the following topic areas:
    • Infertility
    • Early menopause (medical or spontaneous)
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • Improving translation
  • be directly supervised by a Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator of the CRE WHiRL

Ineligible if:

  • you are a recipient of a previous CRE WHiRL scholarship

Career disruptions (e.g. maternity leave) will be considered when assessing applications

How to apply

Complete and submit to cre-whirl@monash.edu by Friday 30 October 2020:

Contact

If you have any queries regarding these scholarships please email cre-whirl@monash.edu