Applications are now closed

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) recently called for applications for PhD Scholarships in both clinical and scientific medical research for South Australian students.

A total of ten scholarships at $32,000 per annum (for three years) will be awarded, supporting students commencing their PhD at a South Australian university in Semester 1 2019.

Five of these will be awarded to basic science research with the other five awarded to clinical research.

Applications closed at 4pm, Friday October 12 2018. These are now under assessment through THRF’s independent panel. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of November.


The following criteria applies. Students must:

  • Be a current Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be commencing a PhD at a South Australian university in Semester 1 of 2019
  • Be undertaking a PhD in a field of research related to finding cures and improving care in the community
  • Have an affiliation with one of the South Australian Public Hospitals (for clinical research applicants)
  • Not be a recipient of another stipend or scholarship

The selection process will be assessed on:

  • Academic merit
  • The quality of the proposed research
  • The suitability of the intended supervisor, and Department
  • Relevant work experience
  • Postgraduate clinical training (where relevant)


Relevant Documentation:

Please direct any queries to Alexandra Brown, Executive Assistant – (08) 8244 1100 or