International Scholarship for Dentists 2024 by AHPRA

Change lives by advancing the science of sleep with impactful PhD research at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University. This scholarship offers a unique opportunity for AHPRA-registered dentists to engage in pioneering dental sleep medicine research.

The Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health is known for its transdisciplinary approach, combining clinical, physiological, psychological, engineering, and epidemiological expertise to tackle sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea. The successful applicant will be involved in cutting-edge research, including the fitting of mandibular advancement splint devices to manage sleep apnea.


  • Generous Financial Support: Receive $40,000 per annum, tax-free, for up to 3 years.
  • Professional Development: Gain access to academic and industry expertise through joint supervision.
  • Innovative Research Environment: Work within a state-of-the-art sleep research facility, featuring the latest technology for measuring respiratory and brain function.
  • Career Advancement: Build your network and enhance your skills in a supportive, collaborative research community.
  • Real-World Impact: Translate academic knowledge into practical outcomes that improve dental sleep health services for patients.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Hold current AHPRA dental registration and have an interest in sleep-specific dentistry.
  • Be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or have (or be eligible to apply for) a relevant international visa.
  • Meet Flinders University’s PhD admission requirements, which include an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A, or an equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8). Equivalent research experience, such as refereed publications or significant experience as a lead researcher, is also acceptable.
  • Agree to undertake a National Police Criminal History Check, Working with Children Check, and complete the Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse, and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN)-EC Training.
  • Intend to enrol as a full-time student at Flinders University.

Application Process

Applicants must submit both an application for admission here ( into a higher degree by research and an application for the scholarship. Required documents include:

  • Proof of current AHPRA registration (or enrolment and expected completion date/date of registration).
  • A CV including two academic referees.
  • An indicative research topic/proposal (up to ½ page) and proposed AISH supervisor/s.
  • Academic transcripts.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 30-09-2024 and forward your application to [email protected].

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