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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

PhD Scholarship for AHPRA-Registered Dentists in Sleep Health at Flinders University

If you hold a AHPRA dental registration and are looking for a PhD scholarship, then this blog post is for you.

Flinders University, Australia is giving a fully funded PhD Scholarship for AHPRA-Registered Dentists in Sleep Health. In this blog post, we present to you this unique opportunity and its details.


Description and Role responsibilities:

Flinders University at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health are offering a PhD Scholarship for a an AHPRA-registered dentist to undertake innovative research in sleep research, working with experienced an experienced team of researchers in this specialized field.

Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) is a transdisciplinary team that brings together over 60 health and medical professionals, students, and researchers. Their expertise spans clinical, physiology, psychology, engineering, and epidemiology. AISH collaborates with external expert and consumer advisory groups, fostering strong connections with international universities, industry partners, professional societies, and patients.

AISH focuses on designing and translating innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches to improve sleep for individuals with sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea. The institute’s cutting-edge research includes fitting mandibular advancement splint devices for sleep apnea management.


Scholarship Benefits:

  • $40,000 per annum 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


Eligibility Criteria:

1. Dental Registration:

- You must hold a current AHPRA dental registration

- Show an interest in sleep-specific dentistry and the treatment and management of sleep disorders.

2. Citizenship and Visa Status:

- You should be one of the following:

- An Australian citizen

- A New Zealand citizen

- An Australian permanent resident

- Eligible to apply for a relevant international visa

3. PhD Admission Requirements:

- Meet Flinders University's PhD admission requirements:

- Hold an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A (or equivalent qualification at least AQF Level 8).

- Provide evidence of equivalent research experiences, such as refereed publications or significant lead researcher experience.

- Admission to the PhD program is a condition for scholarship award.

4. Study Start Date:

- Scholarship recipients should begin their studies as soon as practicable within a timeframe specified by the Office of Graduate Research (up to a maximum of 3 months from acceptance).

5. Additional Checks:

- Be willing to undertake a National Police Criminal History Check

- Obtain a Working with Children Check

- Complete the Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse, and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC) Training*.

6. Enrollment:

- Intend to enroll as a full-time student at Flinders University.


Application Information

Applicants must submit an application for admission into a higher by research student as well as for the scholarship. Read Further information at

Students will need to prepare the following:

  1. To have proof of their current AHPRA registration (or their enrolment and expected completion date/date of registration)

  2. CV including two academic referees with good knowledge of the applicant

  3. Indicative research topic/proposal (up to ½ page) and proposed AISH supervisor/s

Academic transcripts

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