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Awards + Scholarships

The Stillbirth CRE supports a number of awards and scholarships for both PhD students and post-doctorate researchers. Please view internal and external opportunities currently available below.

Internal opportunities

Stillbirth CRE PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Through a competitive process, the Stillbirth CRE offers top-up scholarships to eligible PhD students receiving external competitive PhD scholarships (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award).

The Stillbirth CRE is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 PhD top up scholarship round will open shortly. The Stillbirth CRE offers generous top-up scholarships worth up to $9000 for eligible PhD candidates.

These top up scholarships are designed to support exceptional PhD candidates whose projects align with the CRE's priority areas and make a meaningful contribution to the CRE's program of work.

At a Glance

  • Award Value: $9000 (Full time candidate) or $4500 (Part time candidate) for 1 year.
  • Applications open: TBA
  • Applications close: TBA

Terms and Conditions

If you are awarded this scholarship, you must:

  1. Provide a short written report (with a photo) about your projects key outcomes for 2021, for use on the Stillbirth CRE website and newsletters (to be provided by 1st November 2021)
  2. Attend and present an update of your project at the Stillbirth CRE Annual National Stillbirth Forum in the year the scholarship is awarded.
  3. Acknowledge the support/contribution of the scholarship provider (Stillbirth CRE) when publishing or presenting material that relates to the research project.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Research project must align with the Stillbirth CRE's program areas.
  2. Principal Supervisor must be a Stillbirth CRE collaborator and this study must sit within the CRE's program of work.
  3. The candidate must be enrolled in a PhD in 2021 and hold a competitive PhD scholarship. (Please note: final year candidates who plan to submit in the first 6 months of 2021 are NOT eligible to apply. Consideration (on a case by case basis) will be given to awarding part scholarships for those applicants planning to submit in the last 6 months of 2021.
  4. Previous recipients of this award are eligible to reapply

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria used for judging these scholarships will include the following three components:

  1. Merit of the proposal (40%),
  2. Merit/track record of the applicant relative to opportunity and their perceived potential for ongoing stillbirth research (40%) and
  3. Alignment of the research to the Stillbirth CRE and its objectives (20%)

How to Apply

To apply please email your signed, completed application form and accompanying documentation to stillbirthcre@mater.uq.edu.au.

Required documentation

  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Evidence of enrolment as a PhD candidate in 2021

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr Christine Andrews, christine.andrews@mater.uq.edu.au.

  • If you are planning to complete your PhD (submit) in 2021 please contact us to discuss your eligibility prior to completing an application form.
  • We welcome expressions of interest from all those working on projects that are aligned with the overarching objectives and values of the Stillbirth CRE. All collaborations are governed by our Shared Understanding for Collaboration. To initiate a discussion regarding potential collaboration please review our Shared Understanding for Collaboration and contact us.

Shared Understanding for Collaboration

Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of Midwives Research and Travel Scholarships

The Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of Midwives (ACM) have several funding opportunities available in 2021. Opportunities include:

Stillbirth CRE and ACM Research Fellowship

An opportunity for a Research Fellowship to undertake a research project related to the goals and priority areas of the Stillbirth CRE.  One fellowship will be awarded up to the value of $AU 20,500.

Find out more

Stillbirth CRE and ACM Travel Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide a rural or remotely based midwife the opportunity to attend a Stillbirth CRE annual meeting and update and network with colleagues and leaders from around the country.

Find out more

The Stillbirth CRE can also assist with compiling competitive applications for submission to any internal or external funding body.


Awards and Scholarships from Collaborators

A number of additional awards and scholarships are offered annually by our Collaborators, including the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). Awards and scholarships are available to students and junior and senior researchers. Annual PSANZ awards and scholarships include:

  • PSANZ President's New Investigator Awards
  • David Henderson-Smart Scholarship
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Travel Award
  • Ritchie Centre Award For Translational Research

Information pack and how to apply

External Opportunities

UNESCO-L’Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science

Information pack and how to apply

Franklin Women Scholarships

Information pack and how to apply

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