Murdoch University is providing the selected students $30,000 per annum to cover the cost of their undertaken research studies.
This 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship provides an exciting opportunity to undertake consumer driven research with the MS community (patients, careers, healthcare providers) and the emergency-response community.
In 1962, the Government of Western Australia earmarked an area of land in Bull Creek to be the site of a future, second, state university. Integral to the planning of the creation of Western Australia’s second university was the planning for the School of Veterinary Science, which was to be the first professional faculty of the new university. It was decided that the new university would be named after Sir Walter Murdoch, a prominent local author, philosopher, and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Australia. When asked if he minded a new university in Western Australia being named in his honour, he was quoted as saying, “No, but it had better be a good one.”
Murdoch University was formally constituted on 25 July 1973. It was opened with an inauguration ceremony on 17 September 1974. This date was chosen as it was Sir Walter Murdoch’s 100th birthday. The Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, attended the ceremony as the guest of honour. Lectures began in 1975, with 510 students initially enrolled for undergraduate programs. At the time, the young university was notable for its admissions policy of taking into consideration eligibility factors other than the school leaving exam results of students. Other universities later came to adopt this more holistic perspective of student eligibility for entrance into university education.
Since 2015, Murdoch University has become more teaching-focused.
In late 2018, the university faced scandal subsequent to an enrolment surge of international students, many said to be “lacking English language and computing skills”. In 2019, a Four Corners investigation by the ABC found further deterioration of standards with allegations of foreign students being recruited as “cash cows”.
In May 2021, the university unveiled a new brand, replacing the traditional banksia logo with a simplified “MU” logo intended to be “modern and future-focused”, as well as signifying the university’s commitment to being a “progressive”, “free thinking” university.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2022.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: $30,000
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
- Applicants must have submitted their applications by the application deadline.
- Applicants must demonstrate an interest in improving health outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable populations prominent persons with MS.
- Applicants must have well-developed interpersonal skills to communicate with the interdisciplinary and collegial team and public and professional representatives.
- Applicants must have a first-class Honours or Masters degree with a thesis component in relevant psychology, public health, medical, or allied health field.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
IELTS – 7.0
TOEFL – 110
How to Apply: Please send the required documents (as separate documents) to email@example.com before the closing date to apply for the scholarship.
The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- maximum two pages outlining how you meet the application criteria
- current CV
- academic transcript (from former universities)
- example of written work as the primary author (e.g., manuscript or thesis)
- single page justifying your interest in the C-RIMS project and potential research questions you might like to address as part of the project.
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