Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Family of the late Dr Raymond Seidler


Raymond Seidler Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Research Areas:

Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the mental health of general practitioners. The aim of the research is to break down barriers preventing doctors from receiving the support they need.

It will endeavour to translate these findings into actionable change within the medical community. 

The Scholarship has been established by family of the late Dr Raymond Seidler, through extensive planning with experts including Professor Ian Hickie.


Eligibility Criteria

 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research into the mental health of general practitioners. 

3. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in medicine or related field.

4. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in mental health.


Selection Criteria

1. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of: 

  • academic merit,
  • relevant work experience in mental health,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a cover letter that demonstrates their interest in the area of research, and 
  • recommendation from two referees.

2. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum for up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Application guide:

For more information, please see the Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

To apply for the Scholarship, please complete the Online Application Form.

Closing date:

14 March 2019