The Repat Pharmacy Practice PhD Top Up Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Repat Pharmacy Practice PhD Top Up Scholarship provides financial assistance to an early to mid-career pharmacist commencing a PhD program at the University of South Australia.
The scholarship supports research in pharmacy practice with a focus on pharmacotherapeutics or pharmacoepidemiology of disease states common in older people, or related multidisciplinary care.
The scholarship has been established in recognition of the significant role played by the Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia in advancing pharmacy practice over almost four decades until 2017. In 1991 a joint initiative between UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences and Pharmacy Department at The Repat led to the establishment of a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, the first post-graduate course for clinical pharmacy in South Australia. The Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS) has its origins at The Repat. DATIS provides educational and clinical support services to general practitioners throughout South Australia plus research and training at a national and international level.
The scholarship is open to students commencing full-time or part-time Doctorate by Research studies and subject to acceptance of a research proposal within six months of commencement at the University of South Australia.


  • commencing Doctorate by Research student
  • approved research proposal within six months of commencement
  • full-time or part-time
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • have minimum three years full time equivalent post-registration pharmacy work experience
  • be registered as a Pharmacist with AHPRA and the Pharmacy
  • reside in South Australia
  • applicants already holding a Doctorate are ineligible
  • must be in receipt of a full living stipend


Up to $60,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend (up to $20,000 per year for a maximum of three years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment

How to apply and closing date

The application for the scholarship forms part of the online application for research degree admission. Research degree applications are made through UniSA’s Apply Online facility (available at the UniSA Research degrees website).
In addition to applying online (which includes referee reports), applicants are required to provide a written statement and Curriculum Vitae including two professional references to

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • academic achievements
  • reasons for undertaking a PhD program
  • their research question or problem to be investigated
  • the importance of the research and potential impact
  • future career goals

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.
Students can only be offered this scholarship once. Any withdrawal from the program forfeits the scholarship.
Students may be in receipt of another scholarship administered by UniSA.

Application opens from 08/07/2019 to 02/08/2019.