How to Apply for the 2024 AHPRA International PhD Scholarship for Dentists at Flinders University

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Flinders University is offering a PhD scholarship for an AHPRA-registered dentist to undertake innovative research in sleep research, working with an experienced team of researchers in this specialized field. The successful applicant will be involved in cutting-edge research with this multi-award-winning team, including fitting mandibular advancement splint devices for the treatment and management of sleep apnea.

When is Application Deadline:

Opening date: March 18th, 2024

Closing date: September 30, 2024

Tell Me About the Award:

During the AHPRA International PhD Scholarship candidacy, the student will:

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  • Undertake a full-time PhD (preferred or part-time as negotiated) and meet all key candidature milestones for timely completion as per the university guidelines.
  • Translate academic knowledge into practice that results in better provision of dental sleep health services for patients.
  • Practically apply academic skills to practical outcomes that bolster the practice, performance, and evidence base for the use of dental sleep devices to treat sleep apnea.
  • Communicate research-based evidence and new research results to both lay and academic audiences.
  • Assist industry partners and Flinders University with various engagements that are aligned with the objectives of the research project.
  • Proactively seek external opportunities to communicate, educate, and translate research findings to external education or research bodies to bolster communication and knowledge translation.

Which Fields are Eligible?



International scholarships

Who can Apply for the AHPRA International PhD Scholarship?

International students and domestic students can apply for this scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Hold current AHPRA dental registration and have an interest in sleep-specific dentistry.
  • Be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or have (or be eligible to apply for) a relevant international visa.
  • Meet Flinders University’s PhD admission requirements, which include an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A, or an equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8). Equivalent research experience, such as refereed publications or significant experience as a lead researcher, is also acceptable.
  • Agree to undertake a National Police Criminal History Check, Working with Children Check, and complete the Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse, and Neglect—Education and Care (RRHAN)-EC Training.
  • Intend to enroll as a full-time student at Flinders University.

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How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of the AHPRA International PhD Scholarship?

This Scholarship offers:

  • $40,000 per year, tax free, for up to 3 years
  • Access to academic and industry expertise through joint supervision
  • A supportive environment to learn leading-edge research methods and become an expert in the area of dental sleep medicine
  • The opportunity to manage a complex research project and respond innovatively to challenges
  • A collaborative research community where you can enhance your skills and build your network to progress your clinical research career 

How Long Will the Award Last?

Scholarship duration: up to 3 years

How to Apply for the AHPRA International PhD Scholarship:

The required documents include:

  • Proof of current AHPRA registration (or enrolment and expected completion date/date of registration).
  • A CV including two academic referees.
  • An indicative research topic/proposal (up to ½ page) and proposed AISH supervisor(s).
  • Academic transcripts.

Applicants must submit both an application for admission here ( into a higher degree by research and an application for the scholarship.

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