Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Sydney Health Partners


PRS in Patient-reported Outcome Measure in Ovarian Cancer

Research Areas:

Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in ovarian cancer.

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate how PROs can be incorporated into clinical trials and practice to improve ovarian cancer patient's quality of life during treatment and follow-up.


Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen and have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in ovarian cancer and hold an Honours degree or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

Applicants must have a background in psychology, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, public or population health, health sciences, behavioural science, or other related disciplines.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and data management and analysis.

Selection Criteria:

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

  • academic merit,
  • curriculum vitae, and
  • a personal statement which demonstrates:
    • their interest in the research field,
    • knowledge of cancer related issues,
    • proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and data management and analysis,
    • their ability to work independently,
    • strong written and oral communication skills, and
    • project management skills.

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) in the Faculty of Science.

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum (fixed rate) for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The scholarship may be awarded for an additional two years, subject to funding becoming available.

The successfully applicant will also be provided with a one-off up front research allowance of $10,000 paid after formal enrolment in their PhD. A further $10,000 may paid for each additional year, subject to funding becoming available

A one-off relocation allowance of $1,500 (moving from interstate or New Zealand) will be paid after the recipient has formally enrolled in their PhD.

Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered for and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

No other amount is payable. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility for Progression:

Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.


Application guide:

Further information on the area of research can be obtained from Professor Madeleine King at:





Closing date:

20 July 2018