PhD scholarships at Monash University

There is an interesting opportunity for young trauma researchers: to do a PhD at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Monash Injury Research Institute is a multidisciplinary center, doing research on both the prevention and outcome side of trauma, which may lead to creative cross-overs. Particularly interesting for researchers in psychotraumatology are the topics adolescent refugee mental health, child abuse, disaster resilience, and injury outcomes.

For the full text of the advertisement, see below. Beware that the deadline for expressions of interest is 12 October.

Postgraduate Scholarships EOI – Monash Injury Research Institute (MIRI)

  • Join an internationally recognised research institute
  • Innovative and creative research environment
  • A chance to make a real difference

Applications are invited for three-year PhD scholarships, within the Monash Injury Research Institute.  Monash Injury Research Institute (MIRI) is unique in its dedication to the prevention, management and rehabilitation of injury, across the full range of injury types, causes, and settings, and across the full range of age groups of people concerned.

The Institute draws on Monash University’s strengths in all disciplines including the humanities, and the health, physical and social sciences to define injury problems, identify their causes and develop solutions.

The specialist, multi-disciplinary research teams within the Institute work with collaborating partners from government, community and industry to prevent injuries, save lives and build futures.

Details of the Scholarships:

  • Australian Post Graduate Awards and Monash Graduate Scholarship. As a scholarship recipient, you will receive a stipend of $22,860 pa for three years. See eligibility criteria at
  • Monash Injury Research Institute Top-Up Scholarships for recipients of Australian Post Graduate Awards and Monash Graduate Scholarship, and you will receive a stipend of $5,000.
  • Peter Vulcan Award: Professor Vulcan is one of the most distinguished road safety scholars in the country with a career spanning over 40 years. He was Founding Director of MUARC until his retirement in 1998, prior to which he was Chairman of the Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Commonwealth Department of Transport. Professor Vulcan’s unique and distinguished contribution both to MUARC and the field of injury prevention were recognised in 2002 with the establishment of the Peter Vulcan Scholarship by the Monash Accident Research Foundation. As a scholarship recipient, you will receive a stipend of $27,222 pa for three years.
  • John Lane Award:  Dr John Lane, recognised as the father of aviation safety in Australia, and a leader in road safety, died in January 1999 at the age of 81. In recognition of Dr Lane’s contribution in the field of injury prevention, and as a personal tribute, the Trustees of the Monash University Accident Research Foundation established the John Lane Memorial Scholarship. The successful candidate will undertake their studies at the Monash Injury Research Institute in any one of the broad areas of injury prevention. The scholarship offers a stipend of $27,222 pa for three years.
  • The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research Scholarship. The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) was established in April 2009 under the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) as a collaboration between the University, WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).  The scholarship offers a stipend of $22,860 pa for three years and a ‘one-off’ research support grant of $10,000.  The PhD awardees will be made on a competitive basis for research aligned with the ISCRR’s areas of research focus, and the needs and objectives of our core partners WorkSafe Victoria and TAC.


Candidates may have a degree in any discipline relevant to injury prevention, preferably at first-class honors level, and must meet the eligiblilty criteria for PhD candidature at Monash University.

Candidates for the Peter Vulcan, Jane Lane and ISCRR scholarships must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The successful candidates will undertake their studies at the Monash Injury Research Institute in one of the following broad areas:

  • Adolescent refugee mental health
  • Child Abuse
  • Disaster resilience
  • Falls prevention
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Injury outcomes
  • Injury prevention in lower and middle income countries
  • Road/Transport safety
  • Sports injury
  • Workplace safety

For more information on these research activities, visit the Institute’s website.


Postgraduate Studies Administrative Officer, Monash Injury Research Institute, Building 70, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria 3800.  Phone: 9905 4020 Email:

How To Apply:

Applicants must complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form available at and submit this form to the Postgraduate Studies Administrative Officer (at the above address).

Closing date for EOI’s is Thursday October 6, 2011.

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