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Announcing the Barwon Health and Deakin University Research Partnership PHD Program

Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Growing the next generation of clinician-academics is a strategic priority for the Barwon Health and Deakin University (BH/DU) partnership.

We are delighted to announce that the Deakin University Faculty of Health will provide up to five PhD scholarships available to support the BH/DU PhD program. Each PhD scholarship will be supported by $10,000 of project funding in year one from the Barwon Health Foundation. Supervision teams and their candidates will then have the opportunity to apply to the Barwon Health Foundation for further project funding for subsequent years of the project. Scholarships will be awarded to joint supervision teams to enable them to attract strong candidates.

The BH/DU PhD Program will:

  • bring together clinical and academic teams to tackle important clinical research questions for the Australian health system
  • support allied health, nursing and medical practitioners to develop their research interests and skills
  • provide flexibility to enable people to maintain their clinical training and roles whilst embarking on a PhD

The PhD program is an excellent way to bring together a multidisciplinary team to tackle an important clinical research question, and build research capacity in clinical units.

Expressions of Interest are requested by Friday 30 April 2021. For more information and EoI guidelines, visit