Our Pacific PhD scholarships provide three years of personal support for outstanding graduates undertaking a PhD in any discipline related to improving the health of Pacific peoples. The value of the scholarship is $30,000 (tax-free stipend) per annum, with other benefits including a $10,000 grant for working expenses and a $3,000 grant for mentoring costs.

All the information you need to apply for a Pacific PhD scholarship is now available here on HRC Gateway.


Application dates

24 May 2019 - 8:00am
5 July 2019 - 1:00pm
10 July 2019 - 5:00pm

Dr Neti Tamarua Herman is the first Cook Islands nurse to gain a doctorate. Neti's PhD thesis, which was funded through a HRC Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship, lays out a new holistic model to promote the health of young people – one of the first to do so within a Cook Islands context. Read more in HRC Pacific News.