The AusCP-CTN CRE aims to foster and develop current and future leaders in cerebral palsy research and clinical practice. Our vision for the future workforce for children with Cerebral Palsy is national capacity building comprising individuals (Medical/Allied health) with expertise in more than one key area of research and/or training (basic science/neuroscience, epidemiology, clinical/health services initiatives, and translation/implementation). The interdisciplinary nature and depth of research across broad research areas will enable clinical training across multiple disciplines including: Medical, Newborn Medicine, Paediatrics, Neurology, Neurogenetics, Orthopaedics; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Biomechanics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Knowledge Translation. 

Workshops and training courses

We will facilitate the delivery of workshops and training courses including:

  • Systematic Review and meta-analyses
  • General Movements Assessment by accredited trainers from our international review panel, AI Guzzetta and Prof. Giovanni Cioni
  • Semi-quantitative MRI scoring
  • NIH-style grant writing course

PhD Opportunities 

The AusCP-CTN will be recruiting new enthusiastic PhD students for various projects. Our PhD students can look forward to high quality support and mentorship through the following initiatives:

  • students will be allocated a primary and secondary mentor within the CRE relevant to their area of interest
  • students can participate in an annual leadership training program developed by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • reverse internships may be offered to students to give exprience in international clinical/research environments
 

AusCP-CTN PhD Top-Up Scholarships 2018

SCHEME OVERVIEW

Through mentorship and direct training opportunities, the AusCP-CTN aims to grow the next generation of highly skilled clinical research workforce. AusCP-CTN will be awarding a number of top-up scholarships of $5,000 p.a. to support PhD students who are currently pursuing research relevant to cerebral palsy.

Successful candidates will join the AusCP-CTN network of clinicians, researchers, students and families, and receive other benefits such as:

  • Support and mentoring from national and internationally recognised leading clinicians, researchers, and allied health professionals in cerebral palsy.
  • Collaboration opportunities for future research projects; involved in knowledge translation and education activities.
  • Access to systematic review course and biostatistics training.
  • Opportunities to present research findings at a suite of symposia, conferences and training workshops.
  • Opportunity to be involved with cerebral palsy families and relevant community groups.
  • Networking opportunities with multi-disciplinary researchers and professionals.
FUNDING

Each top-up scholarship comprises of an AUD$5,000 p.a. payment awarded to the successful applicant, to supplement the applicant’s main funding, for up to three years at maximum. The top-up scholarship is awarded based on the awardee’s PhD candidature, with extension and renewal assessed based on annual progress report. The funds involved in the top-up scholarship are to be administered by the university at which the applicant is enrolled, so that funds can be dispersed in line with the applicant’s main scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY   

PhD students are encouraged to apply for an AusCP-CTN Top-Up Scholarship, provided they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program with at least one year remaining of their candidature.
  • Preferably, hold a main scholarship which was awarded through a competitive peer-review process
  • NOT currently hold any other top up scholarship.
  • Must have an official PhD supervisor who is affiliated with an Australian institution and/or research organisation.
  • Research topics must be focusing on cerebral palsy diagnosis, treatment or intervention, and must directly relevant to AusCP-CTN research themes, including:
    • Pre-clinical & Neuroprotection
    • Early Detection and Neuroimaging
    • Clinical Trials
    • Knowledge Translation & Implementation
    • Engagement & Health Policy

Submission Instructions

Applications Open: 9th April 2018

Applications Close: 21st May 2018

 

 

 

 

Training courses

Training and education dates for 2018 (click the link for further information):

  • Systematic review course (click here): PACE library and via Zoom videoconference. June and August.
  • General movements training (click here): Brisbane, 5th-8th November
  • NIH-Style grant writing workshop: South Brisbane, 6-8th November
  • Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) training: Minnesota 8th-9th April, 2018; Ohio 12th-13th April 2018
  • Hot topics in cerebral palsy research forum: Herston Brisbane, 9th-10th November

Student funding and scholarships

AusCP-CTN PhD Top-Up Scholarships 2018

Through mentorship and direct training opportunities, the AusCP-CTN aims to grow the next generation of highly skilled clinical research workforce. AusCP-CTN will be awarding a number of top-up scholarships of $5,000 p.a. to support PhD students who are currently pursuing research relevant to cerebral palsy.

 

Students interested in undertaking a PhD within the CRE should indicate their interest by emailing the CRE manager.

Students will be enrolled through their local university and would be expected to apply for competitive living stipends.

Find out more about current UQ scholarships

 

Register your interest

Expressions of interest

Researchers and clinicians interested in training opportunities facilitated by the CRE may contact auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au

Students interested in undertaking postgraduate studies through the CRE may contact auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au