PhD or Masters by Research Scholarship

21 October 2021

The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC) at the University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is currently seeking applications for a dynamic research project in collaboration with its industry partner, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). 

This project aims to develop a significant evidence base for better understanding the effectiveness, experience, and impact of formal programs for the employment of registered undergraduate nursing students.

The research degree project is a PhD or Masters by Research Project.

The successful candidate will undertake research to respond to questions such as:
How effective are formal programs on the employment of registered undergraduate student nurses?
What factors (i.e. barriers and facilitators) impact the effectiveness of the programs?
What are the experiences of the students and other stakeholders participating in the programs?

You will conduct a mixed-methods research study using a combination of qualitative interviews, focus groups and cross-sectional research.  Applicants based in South Australia will have the opportunity to travel between Victoria, where the student model is running, and South Australia.  Applicants may also be based in Victoria. 

There will be opportunities to undertake placements at the ANMF Victoria Branch and Federal Office to better understand the role industries play in this model of employment, as well as ANMF’s focus on supporting better workforce policy and planning in nursing.

This project is funded for reasonable research expenses. Additionally, a living allowance scholarship of $28,597 per annum is available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, and permanent residents of Australia, including permanent humanitarian visa holders.  A fee-offset or waiver for the standard term of the program is also included.  

An additional top-up scholarship with a value of up to $5,000 per annum for a Masters student and up to $10,000 per annum for a PhD student, will be offered to the preferred applicant.  

This project is open to applications from Australian or New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents or permanent humanitarian visa holders. International applicants are not invited to apply at this time.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for entrance into a Masters by Research or a PhD.  Additionally, the candidate must be a registered nurse. Applicants who are a current member of the ANMF will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant is expected to study full-time, and to be based at the RBRC’s City East campus in the heart of Adelaide, or alternatively in Victoria.  

Applications close 14 November, 2021.

To apply click HERE