Midnight on Sunday, 10 November 2019


The University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Australia

(Paid Opportunity)


NDARC HDR scholarships 2020

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is offering scholarships to students who wish to undertake higher degree research (HDR) on drug and alcohol related projects that align with NDARC’s core workplan areas:

  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Clinical research
  • Physical and mental comorbidity
  • Epidemiology of substance use and harms
  • Justice health and drug policy
  • Indigenous health
  • Health economics and biostatistics
  • Family, communities and society

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NDARC was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • psychology
  • public health
  • criminology
  • sociology
  • medicine
  • pharmacology
  • health economics
  • biostatistics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

From two years to up to four years.

PhD scholarship duration is three and a half years (with the capacity to apply for an extension to four years if required). MRes and MPhil scholarship duration is two years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Meet UNSW requirements for enrolment  in a Higher Degree Research Program (A four year Bachelor’s degree with Honours Class I (80 percent or above) from an Australian institution or an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC) or an equivalent research qualification experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to the proposed area of research.)
  • Meet residency, visa and English requirements
  •   Not be concurrently enrolled in a separate HDR program at either UNSW or another university during the tenure of the NDARC-based candidature.
  • Evidence of previous research or study (e.g. honours or masters degrees) is desirable for entry into a HDR scholarship although not essential.
  • Experience in the drug and alcohol sector or related fields, such as psychology, public health, criminology, sociology, medicine, pharmacology, health economics and biostatistics.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The scholarship amount awarded to full-time HDR students is $30,000 per annum, tax exempt. In addition, up to $10,000 will be available for professional development activities and up to $5,000 available for other associated research costs across the period of candidature. There is opportunity for additional paid employment.

How to Apply

First Step: Provide all requested documentation

  • Completed Application form
  • Academic Transcripts (including explanation of grading systems)
  • English Proficiency documents
  • Publications
  • Research Proposal
  • Proof of contact with proposed supervisor (Applicants must nominate a supervisor on the application form. The supervisor must be an NDARC academic and it is expected that applicants will have made contact with the proposed supervisor prior to submission of an application. If you are unsure about an appropriate supervisor, please email and we will discuss this with you. )
  • CV

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