PhD Scholarship


Autism CRC and the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of New South Wales is offering one or more upcoming three-year full-time PhD positions to highly motivated students to work with Professor Julian Trollor on a longitudinal study of the participation, productivity, health and well-being of adults on the autism spectrum.

The PhD is to be undertaken as part of Autism CRC’s Program 3, Adults Years.

The PhD students will work on the Australian Longitudinal Study of Autistic Adults (ALSAA), which is part of the Autism CRC Program 3, Adulthood. This program aims to improve opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to successfully participate in higher education and employment, and identify best practice in physical and mental health management. Currently only one per cent of all autism research is focused on post school outcomes. The candidate will contribute to the two project aims and the final topic of the PhD research will be determined by the candidate in collaboration with the research team.


Post Graduate

Payment Information:

The value of this scholarship is AUD $26,682.00 per annum. Recipients of an RTP can apply for an AUD $5,000.00 pa top up scholarship. This award is to be used for research and living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

Research Fields:

Medical and health sciences

Location of Study:

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, the University of New South Wales


This scholarship requires you to have achieved outstanding academic results.

Only citizens of Australia or New Zealand or Australian permanent residents can apply.

Closing Date:


Selection Criteria:

  1. Quality of academic record (a Bachelor’s degree with first or upper second class honours in a related field, an Australian medical degree, or a Masters degree with a research focus)
  2. An interest in/knowledge of the Autism Spectrum disorders in adults
  3. Experience of undertaking research (including running research projects, analysing data, and experience publishing in a peer reviewed journal or research publication)
  4. Potential for completing a PhD
  5. Good organisational skills and demonstrated capacity to meet milestones
  6. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Commitment to working as part of a team
  8. Residency requirement: You must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.


Please contact Professor Julian Trollor Email: to discuss this opportunity prior to submitting a full application. Please attach your CV and a one-page summary demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria to the email listed above. We encourage potential applicants to submit an expression of interest as soon as possible.

For more information on this scholarship opportunity and the application process, click here to visit UNSW’s Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) scholarship application page, or click here to download a pdf version.