Research Scholarship

The AHDC Design Research Scholarship is intended for architect-researchers, health facility planners, and other design professionals with an interest in health facility design.

Applications open in April and Close in May each year. Please contact if you have any questions.


The AHDC Research Scholarship is a $5,000 per year grant to a PhD (or equivalent doctoral studies) candidate, or a one-off grant of $5,000 to a Research Masters student studying within a design faculty or health service management course offering the opportunity to specialise in the field of health facility design. Each grant will provide valuable financial aid for high-performing research students to further their research project and disseminate knowledge within the health facility design community.

  1. PhD (or equivalent) candidates will receive funding over a maximum of three (3) years, totaling $15,000, paid in annual installments of $5,000.
  2. Successful Masters students will receive a one-off $5,000 grant.

Who can apply?

Applicants for scholarships must be enrolled as Higher Degree Research students at an Australian university, either as PhD candidates or master’s students. Additional weighting is given to applicants who are architects/designers/health facility planners, and current financial members of AHDC. Preference will be given to Australian or New Zealand residents and citizens.

How can it be used?

The Scholarship provides top-up funding for Higher Degree Research students undertaking thesis projects related to health facility design.

When can I apply?

Scholarships are awarded annually, with applications accepted during April-May. Successful applicants will be notified in June. Late applications will not be considered.

Submission Requirements

Application form and all supporting information to be submitted via email as a single Adobe PDF document. Please ensure the document is less than 10MB in size. 

For full eligibility, selection criteria, and scholarship rules, download a copy of the AHDC Research Scholarship Application. If you’ve read the guidelines and have further questions, please contact us.

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AHDC Research Scholarship Application.pdf