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 for postgraduate students to study at MIRI, including:
- Peter Vulcan Award: 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, prior to which 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.
- John Lane Award: Dr John Lane is recognised as the father of aviation safety in Australia, and a leader in road safety. He died in January 1999 at the age of 81. In recognition of Dr Lane's contribution in 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 Thomas Triggs Award: Professor Thomas Triggs, former Deputy Director of MUARC, was instrumental in creating one of the most successful research centres not only at Monash, 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 Professor Triggs' 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.
- Child Safety. Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship, within the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) - Monash Injury Research Institute. This scholarship is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of a large-scale study of children's safety in cars (LP110200334). As a scholarship recipient, you will receive a tax fee stipend of $27,222 pa for three years. The broad aims of the proposed project are to reduce the incidence of death and serious injury to child vehicle occupants by quantifying the positions and posture of children as rear seat occupants of vehicles and their interaction with the driver. The PhD project will use naturalistic driving observation data to study a range of potential topics including (i) predictors of children's out of position status and ways to optimise use of child restraint systems using behavioural and engineering techniques; and (ii) the role of children's behaviour in driver distraction. To be eligible applicants must hold an appropriate undergraduate degree, preferably at first-class honours level. Students with a background of psychology, human factors or other behavioural science areas, engineering, biomedical engineering or biomechanics are encouraged to apply. For more information please contact Assoc Prof Judith Charlton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9905 1903.
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, Tom Triggs and ISCRR 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 epidemiology
- Disaster resilience
- Falls prevention
- Injury epidemiology
- Injury outcomes
- Injury prevention in lower and middle income countries
- Road/Transport safety
- Sports injury
- Workplace safety
For more information on these research activities, visit the Institute's website.
Postgraduate Studies Administrative Officer
Monash Injury Research Institute, Building 70, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria 3800
Phone: 9905 4371
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). Closing date for EOIs is 25 January 2013.
2. Selected applicants will be invited to make a full application online.