EMHS Aboriginal Mental Health Top-Up Scholarship

University of Western Australia


February 21, 2022



EMHS Aboriginal Mental Health Top-Up Scholarship


EMHS has identified Aboriginal mental health as a priority and is offering a PhD or Masters by Research top up scholarship to an Aboriginal candidate at a WA University to conduct research that will improve services to Aboriginal consumers experiencing mental illness.The total value of the scholarship will be:PhD Candidate: Up to $60,000 (tax exempt) over three years full-time, with a maximum payable rate of $20,000 per annum.Masters Candidate: Up to $30,000 (tax exempt) over two years full-time, with a maximum payable rate of $15,000 per annum.Applications are invited from doctoral or masters students enrolled or seeking enrolment at a WA University whose postgraduate research is in the field of mental health with a focus on Aboriginal health. For more info: Mark Woodman, EMHS Research Manager; Mark.Woodman@health.wa.gov.au; (08) 9224 3189

Payment type

Fortnightly Stipend



Value unit

Per annum

Basis of award

Academic Achievement, Indigenous


1 Applicants must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree or equivalent in medical sciences, nursing, biological/health sciences, allied health, psychology, pharmacology or related fields.3. Applicants must be enrolled in or applying for admission to full-time candidature for the degree of PhD or Masters by Research at a WA University.4. Applicants may be recipients of a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or equivalent but cannot currently hold another supplementary scholarship.5. Projects must relate to the provision of mental health services to Aboriginal people in a hospital or community setting, preferably within EMHS. 6. Projects must have the potential to be of value to EMHS and the broader WA health system and to be translated into meaningful and enduring improvements to mental health for Aboriginal consumers.



Study area

Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, Medicine, Mental Health

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a public research university in the Australian state of Western Australia. The university's main campus is in Perth, the state capital, with a secondary campus in Albany and various other facilities elsewhere.UWA was...