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Flinders University 2022 PhD Enterprise Scholarship: Health Economics/Health Systems Research

Improve the Australian health system with impactful PhD research co-funded by Flinders and the South Australian Commission for Excellence and Innovation in Health. The Commission is the government agency responsible for inno­va­tion in health­care in South Aus­tralia. This means the candidate will gain academic and health service experience, whilst undertaking research with direct relevance to the real-world delivery of health care.

  • Receive a $28,854 (2022 full-time rate, indexed annually) per annum scholarship tax free, for up to 3.5 years
  • Apply your research skills during an internship with the Commission for Excellence and Innovation in Health

Flinders University and the Commission for Excellence and Innovation in Health in South Australia are offering a PhD Enterprise Scholarship to undertake research on economic frameworks to promote innovation in local health service settings. Local health services are often too busy surviving to thrive and insufficient capacity is available to develop and implement processes to promote innovation. The research will investigate incentives and supports relating to the prioritisation, development, assessment and implementation of health service innovations in local health service settings, engaging with clinicians, consumers and health service managers.

About Flinders University

Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university[citation needed] and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked amon... read more


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Flinders PhD Enterprise Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Flinders PhD Enterprise Scholarship

This PhD Enterprise Scholarship offers:

  • $28,854 (2022 full-time rate, indexed annually) per annum tax free, for up to 3.5 years
  • Access to academic and industry expertise through joint supervision
  • A supportive environment to learn leading-edge research methods and become an expert in your area
  • The opportunity to manage a complex research project and respond innovatively to challenges
  • A collaborative research community where you can enhance your skills and build your network to progress your research career. 

Requirements for Flinders PhD Enterprise Scholarship Qualification

To be eligible for a PhD Enterprise Scholarship you will need:

  • to be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have, or are eligible to apply for, a relevant international visa; and
  • meet Flinders University PhD admission requirements – an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A or equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8), or evidence of equivalent research experience, such as refereed publications or significant experience as a lead researcher; and
  • are available to commence as a full-time PhD student at Flinders University in semester 1, 2022.
  •  Any other eligibility criteria relevant to the industry partner/research project (e.g., have or able to apply for a National Police Criminal History Check)

It is desirable for applicants to also have:

  • Experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Knowledge about the Australian health system

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Application Deadline

August 31, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Flinders University on www.flinders.edu.au to apply

Complete the Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Application Form, send your application with supporting documentation to Professor Jon Karnon via email at: [email protected]

To find out more about this exciting scholarship opportunity, contact Professor Jon Karnon via email at: [email protected]

Please note that successful scholarship applicants must also apply for, and be admitted to, HDR candidature at Flinders University in order to receive the scholarship.  For further information refer to: Apply for a Higher Degree by Research

Submit an application

For more details, visit Flinders University website.

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