2024 Allison Milner Memorial PhD Scholarship Round – now Open

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.

PhD Scholarships are open to Aus grad researchers undertaking research on mental health or suicide in blue collar, male dominated industries, including both etiologic and intervention research.

This scholarship provides $108k over 3-4 years with funds able to be used as a stipend, and/or cover conference costs, open access publishing costs, research equipment or other running costs.

Applications can be made by those currently engaged in Bachelor Honors or Masters by Research who intend to enrol in a PhD.


Applications close 6th November, 2023.
Please allow approximately 4 weeks to prepare your application.

Submit your application here by completing the online form.