Creating a digital learning resource for new mothers’ mental health

The project aims to develop a digital resource to support young mothers’ perinatal journey and mental health.

Brief Description:

  • HOST: Western Sydney University
  • LOCATION: Australia
  • OFFERED SUBJECT: All Subjects
  • LEVEL: Research
  • ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY: Domestic Students, International Students
  • TYPE: Partial Funding
  • DEADLINE: 30 AUGUST 2022

Scholarship Benefits:

As a preventative tool for young mothers’ mental health, the overall goal of the project is to develop a digital resource from the ground with a partially funded scholarship.

  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
  • International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.
  • Support for training, conference attendance, fieldwork and additional research costs as approved by the School.

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Scholarship Eligibility:

The applicant should have the following qualities:

  • hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent international qualifications.
  • demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to one or more areas of focus of the project, including but not limited to qualitative and participatory methodologies, social determinants of health, youth mental health, education and training, and digital media.
  • have an understanding of the importance of youth mental health.
  • be willing to learn and develop skills in participatory research, co-design and digital media.
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • be willing to work with others in a team environment.
  • be willing to conduct fieldwork across NSW.
  • be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

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How To Apply:

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the how t how to apply for a project scholarship

Note: You do not need to complete ‘Step 5: Submit an online application for admission’ when applying for this scholarship. You must complete ‘Step 6: Submit an online application for a project scholarship’.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

For questions and advice about the research project, please contact the Lead Researcher;

Associate Professor Arianne Reis: [email protected][email protected]

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