ECR HDR Candidate scholarship

The University recognises the contribution Early Career Researchers (ECRs) make to the University’s research profile and productivity. Research Advantage has partnered with Graduate Research to support and develop ECRs research and research leadership, through the provision of PhD candidate scholarships.

Scholarship opportunities

For a list of current opportunities, visit Graduate Research.

Women in Research STEMM ECR PhD Scholarships

The next round will be 2022.

2020 Women in Research STEMM ECR PhD Awards

Dr Emma Beckett

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

This scholarship will allow the development of a project focused on consumer acceptance and perceptions of low alcohol wines, a multidisciplinary project encompassing nutrition and health, food science and consumer science.

Dr Renee Goreham

School of Information and Physical Sciences

This will allow me to continue to grow my research group with an additional student to investigate the synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Dr Fiona Hawke

School of Health Sciences

We will continue to develop a clinical model to prevent foot and leg complications, including ulceration and amputation, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes, and improve cultural capability training in undergraduate podiatry students.

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences

The student will have a specific focus on building world-first epidemiological evidence to demonstrate how modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g. diet, physical inactivity) modify the association between hypertensive pregnancies and cardiovascular health outcomes.

Dr Tessa Lord

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

The student that takes on the research project will be studying spermatogonial stem cells as a potential tool to treat male infertility.

Dr Tracy Schumacher

Clinical Teaching and Research Academic/Research Academic
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health|School of Health Sciences

The scholarship will allow me to continue to build a small team of focused clinical researchers to be dedicated to the prevention of chronic disease in rural areas. The candidate’s project will align with a local clinical diabetes service.

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