Awards and Scholarships

Internal opportunities

Stillbirth CRE PhD Top Up Scholarships

Through a competitive process, the Stillbirth CRE offers top-up scholarships to eligible PhD students receiving external competitive PhD scholarships (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award).

The Stillbirth CRE is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 PhD top up scholarship round will open shortly. The Stillbirth CRE offers generous top-up scholarships worth up to $9000 for eligible PhD candidates. These top up scholarships are designed to support exceptional PhD candidates whose projects align with the CRE's priority areas and make a meaningful contribution to the CRE's program of work.

At a Glance

  • Award Value: $9000 (Full time candidate) or $4500 (Part time candidate) for 1 year.
  • Applications open: TBA
  • Applications close: TBA

 Terms and Conditions

If you are awarded this scholarship, you must:

  1. Provide a short written report (with a photo) about your projects key outcomes for 2021, for use on the Stillbirth CRE website and newsletters (to be provided by 1st November 2021)
  2. Attend and present an update of your project at the Stillbirth CRE Annual National Stillbirth Forum in the year the scholarship is awarded.
  3. Acknowledge the support/contribution of the scholarship provider (Stillbirth CRE) when publishing or presenting material that relates to the research project.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Research project must align with the Stillbirth CRE's priority areas.
  2. Principal Supervisor must be a Stillbirth CRE collaborator and this study must sit within the CRE's program of work.
  3. The candidate must be enrolled in a PhD in 2021 and hold a competitive PhD scholarship. (Please note: final year candidates who plan to submit in the first 6 months of 2021 are NOT eligible to apply. Consideration (on a case by case basis) will be given to awarding part scholarships for those applicants planning to submit in the last 6 months of 2021.
  4. Previous recipients of this award are eligible to reapply

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria used for judging these scholarships will include the following three components:

  1. Merit of the proposal (40%),
  2. Merit/track record of the applicant relative to opportunity and their perceived potential for ongoing stillbirth research (40%) and
  3. Alignment of the research to the Stillbirth CRE and its objectives (20%)

How to Apply

To apply please email your signed, completed application form and accompanying documentation to

Required documentation:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Evidence of enrolment as a PhD candidate in 2021


Further information

For further information, please contact Dr Christine Andrews,

  • If you are planning to complete your PhD (submit) in 2021 please contact us to discuss your eligibility prior to completing an application form.
  • We welcome expressions of interest from all those working on projects that are aligned with the overarching objectives and values of the Stillbirth CRE. All collaborations are governed by our Shared Understanding for Collaboration. To initiate a discussion regarding potential collaboration please review our Shared Understanding for Collaboration and contact us.

Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of midwives Research and Travel Fellowships

The Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of Midwives (ACM) will have a number of funding opportunities available in 2021. Opportunities include:

  • Stillbirth CRE and ACM Research Fellowship
  • Stillbirth CRE and ACM Travel Fellowship

Applications open: TBA

Applications close: TBA


The Stillbirth CRE can also assist with compiling competitive applications for submission to any internal or external funding body.

A number of additional awards and scholarships are offered annually by our Collaborators, including the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). Awards and scholarships are available to students and junior and senior researchers. Annual PSANZ awards and scholarships include:

  • PSANZ President's New Investigator Awards
  • David Henderson-Smart Scholarship
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Travel Award
  • Ritchie Centre Award For Translational Research

 >>More information and how to apply


External opportunities

  • UNESCO-L’Oréal fellowship for women in science

 >>More information and how to apply

  • Franklin women scholarships

 >>More information and how to apply