Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship

The Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship was established by MATES in Construction to honour the legacy of Associate Professor Allison Milner. Allison served as the National Academic Director of MATES from 2013 until her untimely passing in 2019. She was a prolific researcher who championed efforts to curtail the high suicide rate among workers – predominantly men- in blue collar industries.

This scholarship is an important avenue through which talented and dedicated PhD candidates can be supported to continue the research highly valued by Allison, and the MATES team. The scholarship funds PhD research that addresses suicide prevention initiatives in male dominated, blue collar industries within Australia.

The application period for the 2020 scholarship round is open from September 14 to October 15.

For the guidelines and application materials, please click on the button below.

MATES would like to acknowledge the invaluable support of Suicide Prevention Australia in assisting with the Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship recruitment and administration processes.

The SPA PhD Scholarship is also currently open with SPA, and recruitment for the scholarships is occurring in tandem.


Suicide Prevention Australia PhD Scholarship

The SPA PhD Scholarship provides funding for successful applicants to attain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The PhD Scholarship is a funding agreement between Suicide Prevention Australia and the applicant’s Administering Institution (a University in Australia).

The PhD Scholarship aims to support outstanding graduates who are at the early part of their research career. The Scholarship supports research relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention and to develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

The PhD Scholarship aims to:
- Support excellent clinical and applied research for those
undertaking research in the suicide prevention field
- Advance promising early career researchers and promote
enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways
- Enable research and research training in high quality
and supportive environments
- Expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability; and
- Enhance the scale and focus of research relevant to the
Suicide Prevention Research Fund priorities

For further information on the SPA PhD scholarship, please click the button below.

SPA PHD Information

Opportunities for applicants

MATES and SPA jointly recognise that a pool of talented and capable applicants will apply for the Allison Milner Memorial PhD scholarship. While only one scholarship will be awarded, applicants who are unsuccessful will be reviewed and assessed by the SPA Research Advisory Committee for the SPA PhD scholarship.