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ECU-SCIA Phd Scholarship

We are calling for applications to be considered for Research Scholarships valued at $30,000 AUD per annum (tax free) to undertake a PhD at Edith Cowan University in partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia in the realm of exercise medicine and neurological disorders. The scholarship also includes a full tuition fee sponsorship up to $35,000 per annum. Our research team at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University wish to contact any high-quality candidates interested in pursuing a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) embedded within our NeuroMoves clinic, a partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia.


Important dates

Opens: 9-03-2020 Closes: 30-06-2020

Applies to

Domestic International Postgraduate Research

The Project

The project will be determined in consultation with the supervision team, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and the successful candidate but within one of the following the broad areas:

1. Evaluation of a community-based, resistance and aerobic exercise program for people with neurological disorders with an emphasis on cardio-metabolic outcomes.

2. Development and evaluation of targeted exercise prescription and nutritional supplementation to improve bone health in people with spinal cord injuries.

You will be based at the NeuroMoves Clinic and Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia supervised by leaders in the field of exercise medicine and neuroscience.

Questions about this scholarship can be directed to Leah Sholer or Professor Robert Newton

Eligibility guidelines

  • Applicants must have submitted a course application for L61 within the School of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Applicants must be proposing a thesis in spinal cord injuries

How to apply

Applications are made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available between the application opening and closing dates.

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