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  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship: Spinal Cord Injuries:University of Sydney, Australia

    A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably
    qualified candidate with an undergraduate degree in exercise science,
    physiotherapy, medicine or equivalent educational background, to
    undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Health Sciences. The
    potential student must be a full-time PhD student (or enrolled in a
    Masters degree by research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, with
    eligibility to convert to a PhD) and fulfil Faculty of Health Sciences
    requirements for higher degree student enrolment and progression. The
    project is to investigate the physiological and psychosocial benefits of
    the Walk On program, including functional improvements, altered general
    health, improved quality of life and to identify any associated health
    economic benefits of the program. Walk On is a program conducted by
    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and details about the program can be
    viewed at .


    Applicants should have a particular interest in exercise rehabilitation
    after spinal cord injury. Preference will be given to Australian
    citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
    However, foreign students intending to commence PhD studies at the
    University of Sydney are also eligible to apply. As part of the research
    to be undertaken, the student is expected to spend approximately 8 hours
    per week over a period of 40 weeks per year working with participants in
    the Walk On program located at the Lidcombe campus. The student will be
    trained in the skills necessary to take on these participants.

    Amount awarded:

    The scholarship is valued at $30,000 to $35,000*** per annum (tax
    exempt) for up to 3 years and may be extended to a total of up to 4
    years, subject to satisfactory progress. ***Please note that this
    scholarship is conditional on the University signing an agreement with
    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, the scholarship's sponsor.

    Application guide:

    Further information can be obtained from Professor Glen M Davis,
    Exercise, Health and Promotion Research Group, Faculty of Health
    Sciences, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9351 9466;
    E-mail: Applications should be sent direct
    to Ms Lyndall Burke (EHaP FRG Research Groups Administrator) at the
    above address or via email to, and should
    include (i) a cover letter describing their educational and employment
    background and research interests, (ii) recent curriculum vitae, (iii) a
    copy of academic transcript(s), and (iv) the names and contact details
    of at least two referees.

    Closing date:

    06 December 2010

    Richard Smith | Associate Professor
    Exercise and Sport Science | Faculty of Health Sciences

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