PhD Research Scholarship, Alcohol Consumption and Price

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Amount: $28,392 per annum, for three and a half years.


This scholarship, established by La Trobe University associated with an Australian Research Council Discovery grant, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in exploring the relationship between alcohol consumption and price across four countries.

We are seeking outstanding applicants with a strong track record of academic excellence in public health, epidemiology, health economics, social psychology or statistics. Applicants with quantitative research experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

The doctoral student will be located at La Trobe’s CAPR – an innovative, multi-disciplinary world-class research facility at the forefront of alcohol research. Our discoveries are used to promote and inform the development of evidence-based, effective alcohol policy in Australia and internationally.

A strong focus on staff development and collaboration makes CAPR a collegial place to work, demonstrated by strong staff retention, effective collaboration, and high productivity. CAPR is connected to research groups from around the world and our team of established and emerging experts offers doctoral students opportunity to develop and maximise their skills, networks and careers.

The project

This project will use existing data collected from four countries to examine the link between the price of alcohol and harmful alcohol consumption. Doctoral students will use and develop their epidemiological and statistical skills while developing a network of international collaborators.

The successful applicant will collaborate with the chief investigator to discuss the details of the project, which will contribute directly to the aims of the larger project while also reflecting the interests and aspirations of the student.

Benefits of the Scholarships include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,092.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2020 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.
  • Are you eligible to apply?

    To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, applicants must have:

  • a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above; OR
  • an Honours degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects;
  • AND any of the following assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above: a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years
  • How to apply

  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to Sarah Callinan (the principal supervisor of the project). Dr Callinan can be contacted at [email protected] .
  • The EoI should include a current CV, academic transcripts, and a statement of interest comprising a brief description of relevant research interests and experience, including any theory or methods interests (statement of interest – 2 pages maximum including references)
  • CV should include:
  • Personal details (name, address, email and phone contact)
  • Citizenship
  • Tertiary (university) qualifications
  • Current study (if applicable)
  • Evidence of research ability and qualifications to undertake a PhD
  • Summary of original research, such as a thesis, dissertation or research project (not coursework essays or assignments); and research methods subjects/units completed
  • Any research employment experience
  • Any research publications, such as in refereed journals, conferences papers, books with original research or research reports in industry
  • Scholarships or awards received, including where and when you received the award
  • Names, position and telephone contacts for two referees who can comment on your research ability.
  • Academic transcripts: Please supply a scanned copy of your full academic record comprising transcripts of all tertiary education studies. These should indicate the name of the qualification, the institution of enrolment, the years of study, the subjects/units undertaken, the grades achieved and explanatory notes concerning the grades.
  • The successful applicant will be required to also submit a formal application for entry into the PhD program at La Trobe University (see details on how to apply for candidature) BEFORE the DUE DATE.
  • DUE DATE: International students: Midnight September 30th 2020/All other students: Midnight 31st October, 2020

    Please do not use the apply now button on the La Trobe University website prior to submitting an EoI.