Spinnaker UNDA partnership

Spinnaker UNDA partnership


Spinnaker and The University of Notre Dame collaboration!
New stream of funding within the Early Career Research Grants

We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with UNDA.

Use your grant and complete a Master of Philosophy at the same time!

Building on the strong collaboration between Spinnaker and universities, a new partnership with The University of Notre Dame of Australia will provide funding for two research projects where the lead researcher can use their research project as the basis for a Master of Philosophy research degree.  This fee free degree provides formal, online training that will develop knowledge and skills in research, provides a pathway for subsequent enrolment in a PhD, and is recognised by most Australian medical colleges. During their study period, the candidate will have an experienced academic researcher join their research team and guide them through to the completion of their degree.  They will also have access to the quantitative and qualitative biostatisticians working within the Institute for Health Research at Notre Dame (Fremantle).

Further details can be obtained from Professor Jim Codde, Director of the Institute for Health Research at UNDA, or Professor Gerard Hoyne, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Science, UNDA.

Please note, indicating you wish to be considered for the MPhil funding option will not prejudice you from being considered for the other grants, should the two available positions be allocated.

Spinnaker UNDA Grant Eligibility

All projects must meet the General Project Eligibility & Guidelines outlined above, and

  • Lead researcher meet the eligibility requirements and agree to enrol in a Master of Philosophy at UNDA by February 2023
  • A senior member of the project’s research team must agree to co-supervise the lead researcher with an academic researcher from UNDA who will oversee the university’s requirements, and
  • The candidate must make satisfactory progress towards completion of their degree over the expected duration of ~ 1.5 – 2 year (part-time).