Thanks to Turning Point’s Scholarship Program, the path to your career in alcohol and other drugs and addiction research may be closer than you think. Applications are now open for Turning Point PhD Scholarships commencing during 2024, providing a unique opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the way society provides treatment, specialist care and support for those affected by addiction.

Scholarship funding is also available via Monash University

Available PhD projects

To learn more about current PhD research projects available, please see the Available projects page.

Scholarship information

Turning Point’s Scholarship Program is supported by and offered via Monash Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences (MNHS)’s Graduate Research Program.

The scholarship amount awarded to full-time PhD students is $33,000 per annum, with a maximum duration of three and a half years.

Entry requirements

All applicants must satisfy the following Monash University entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research, and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.

See Section 2.1 of Monash University’s Graduate Research Handbook for more detailed information.

English language requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.

See Section 2.2 of Monash University’s Graduate Research Handbook for more detailed information.

Minimum entry requirements

All applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for Monash University courses, noting that meeting these requirements does not guarantee entry to a course as there may be more applicants than places available.

See Monash University’s Minimum entry requirements for more detailed information.


Successful candidates are required to enrol in the PhD program through the Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS).

How to apply

To apply, please send a completed Expression of Interest form alongside all requested attachments to [email protected], including the nominated program from the Available projects page in the email title.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to work with Turning Point academics to develop a competitive full application that aligns with the applicant's experience.

Please note: It is expected applicants will have contacted the primary supervisor of their nominated program area before submitting an Expression of Interest form.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Research Support team at [email protected].