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USQ Health Economics PhD Scholarship

The School of Business at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia is offering two USQ Research Training Program (RTP), Health Economics PhD scholarships to carry out research that will contribute to the health economics program of the Applied Economics and Policy Analysis research group.

The health economics program is focused on the application of economic theory to problems of non-communicable diseases and the development of innovative policy interventions. Topic areas of interest include cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, chronic disease management, mental health, cancer as well as ageing generally. A particular focus is on regional and remote areas in line with our links with the Health and Wellbeing program within the Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR). The IRR is one of three USQ research institutes.

The USQ RTP, Health Economics PhD Scholarship carries a stipend (living allowance) of $30 000 per annum. Payments are made on a fortnightly basis over the year.

In addition, the successful applicant will have their tuition fees funded for the standard duration of the PhD. Domestic students (Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Australian Permanent residents) will normally be allocated a RTP Fees Offset place that covers the payment of tuition fees. Alternatively, international students will be allocated a USQ RTP Tuition Fees Scholarship.

The maximum period of tenure of an award is three years. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure.