Flinders University: :PhD in Geriatric Cancer Survivorship

Opening Date: 18-11-2021   Closing Date: 31-12-2021  


We are seeking an outstanding candidate for PhD scholarships for a project in geriatric cancer survivorship commencing in 2022.

The project aims to improve health care outcomes of older cancer survivors by developing and implementing system level approaches to early assessment and interventions.

The project will be based at Flinders University (Principal supervisor Prof. Bogda Koczwara).



The scholarship includes:

  • a stipend  valued at $40000* per annum (2021 rate) tax free
  • The scholarship will be awarded for 1 year
  • a Research Training Program Fee offset to cover tuition fees for Australian Citizens, NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents



To be eligible for the award of this scholarship a student must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or New Zealand citizen; or have been granted permanent resident status; and
  • Have completed advanced training in Medical Oncology and is eligible for registration as a specialist in medical oncology
  • meet PhD admission requirements including: have an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A or equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8), including a research component of at least 6 months’ full-time study achieving Distinction (75%) OR including evidence of equivalent research experience, such as a substantial first-author refereed publication or track record as an investigator on a competitive grant; and
  • be available to commence as a full-time PhD student at Flinders University in semester 1, 2022.



Those who apply for the scholarship opportunity that have not already applied for admission to a relevant HDR must also apply.  Instructions on how to apply for admission can be found here: https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/apply/apply-research-degree/how-to-apply

By lodging this separate application, applicants acknowledge:

  • The ‘Supervisor confirmation’ must refer to the application for this scholarship
  • The application for PhD admission will only be assessed where:
    • The applicant is successful in being awarded the scholarship


  • The applicant confirms in the application for PhD admission that, if they are not successful in being awarded the scholarship, their supervisors agree that the project and enrolment can still proceed and the applicant agrees to this.

All other applications for PhD admission lodged in line with this scholarship opportunity will be not be assessed and will be withdrawn.


APPLICATION for Scholarship

Prospective applicants are advised to contact the project Lead Investigator, DR Bogda Koczwara via email at: bogda.koczwara@flinders.edu.au to discuss the project and opportunity.

After an initial discussion, you may be invited to apply by providing specific supporting documentation to the Project Lead Investigator.

The application for admission and the scholarship will be separate processes; applications for admission to candidature are submitted electronically as detailed above.

The successful candidate will ideally begin by March 2022 subject to negotiation