Scholarships

Corporate Sponsorship of Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Our corporate partners can help guide advances in accident and injury prevention by sponsoring our research students.

We value the contribution of our research students and regard them as partners in the pursuit of excellence in injury research and prevention.

All of our research students have access to support and advice from the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.

PhD scholarship opportunities

Exciting opportunities exist for a range of scholarships (including those below) for postgraduate students to study at MIRI.  

The Monash University Accident Research Foundation has made scholarships available for students at the Monash Injury Research Institute for study in any of the principal research areas of the Institute. These scholarships are widely advertised each time they become available.


Peter Vulcan Scholarship

Professor Vulcan is one of the most distinguished road safety scholars in the country with a career spanning over 40 years. He was Founding Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) until his retirement in 1998, bringing to an end eleven years of outstanding service.  Prior to this, he was Chairman of the Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Commonwealth Department of Transport. Professor Vulcan's unique and distinguished contribution both to MUARC and the field of injury prevention were recognised in 2002 with the establishment of the Peter Vulcan Scholarship by the Monash Accident Research Foundation.

As a scholarship recipient, you will receive a stipend of $27,222 pa for three years.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Ben Brooks in January 2002.  Subsequent recipients of the scholarship are: Matthew Ericson, Tiffany Too and Amanda Warmerdam.


John Lane Memorial Scholarship

Dr John Lane, recognised as the father of aviation safety in Australia, and a leader in road safety, died on 21 January 1999 at the age of 81. In recognition of Dr Lane's contribution to the field of injury prevention, and as a personal tribute, the Trustees of the Monash University Accident Research Foundation established the John Lane Memorial Scholarship. The successful candidate will undertake their studies at the Monash Injury Research Institute in any one of the broad areas of injury prevention.

The scholarship offers a stipend of $27,222 pa for three years.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Wendy Watson in May 2000.  Subsequent recipients of the scholarship are: Sujanie Fernando, Robin Hutchinson, Shannon Gray and Kate Bone.


Thomas Triggs Scholarship

Professor Thomas Triggs, former Deputy Director of MUARC, was instrumental in creating one of the most successful research centres not only at Monash University, but in Australia. His development of MUARC's young driver, driver training and driving simulator research programs have led to the introduction of safety initiatives that have dramatically reduced Australia's road toll. Professor Triggs died on 7 September 2012 and in recognition of his contribution to the field of driver safety, and as a personal tribute, the Trustees of the Monash University Accident Research Foundation established the Thomas Triggs Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship offers a stipend of $27,222 pa for three years.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Sarah-Louise Donovan in April 2013.


Eligibility

Applicants may have a degree in any discipline relevant to injury prevention, preferably at first-class honours level, and must meet the eligibility criteria for PhD candidature at Monash University. The scholarships are awarded for full-time studies only.

Applicants for the Peter Vulcan, John Lane and Thomas Triggs scholarships must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The successful candidates will undertake their studies at the Monash Injury Research Institute in one of the following broad areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Disaster preparedness and management
  • Disaster resilience
  • Falls prevention
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Injury outcomes
  • Injury prevention in lower and middle income countries
  • Road/Transport safety
  • Sports injury
  • Workplace safety

Enquiries:

Postgraduate Studies Administrative Officer
Monash Injury Research Institute
Building 70, Clayton Campus
Monash University, Victoria 3800
Phone: 9902 0358
Email: samantha.bailey@monash.edu

How To Apply:

1. Scholarship applicants should first complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form and submit this form with full CV and transcripts to the Postgraduate Studies Administrative Officer (at the above address).

2. Selected applicants will be invited to make a full application online.