HDR Scholarship - Human nutrition

Applications now open. A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Human nutrition'.

Project Contact


Melbourne Burwood Campus

Research topic

A HDR scholarship with a top-up is available for a PhD undertaken within the Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) in the area of human nutrition.

Interested applicants are encouraged to identify a project of interest from the options below and to discuss the project with the relevant Principal contact before proceeding with an application.

Applicants can choose from PhD projects in the following areas:

Applicants please note: If you are unsuccessful for the top up scholarship, you may still be considered for a standard Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) scholarship by the Faculty of Health.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Saturday 31 October 2020


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $28,092 per annum tax exempt (2020 rate)
  • Plus a top-up scholarship of $15,000 per annum tax exempt
  • Relocation allowance of $500 -1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate (domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship).
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements.
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

Additional desirable criteria include:

  • Applicants from a non-traditional pathway, including those with a background in another field or with industry experience are preferred.

How to apply

Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page.

In addition to the online application, please also email a copy of your CV to: ipandir@deakin.edu.au prior to 2 November 2020.


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Prof Anna Timperio

Prof Anna Timperio
Alfred Deakin Professor (Faculty of Health)
Email Anna Timperio
+61 3 925 17244