Collaborative research opportunities at Griffith University open doors to greater innovation and discovery for our higher degree researchers, who are ready to think globally and discover new world solutions.

At Griffith, we undertake significant, socially relevant research with partners from across and beyond the University. This means you'll gain all the advantages of studying at a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community, government, national and international research collaborations—offering you a unique university experience. Griffith researchers are well connected and collaborative, with over 5,000 national partners and over 200 international research agreements.

From what could be the world’s first malaria vaccine—now at human trial stage—to the first photo of a single atom’s shadow, Griffith researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Analysis of Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 found 99% of our research outputs were returned in disciplines rated at world standard or above. Working in our world-class research centres, institutes and schools, our researchers are driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives. With research expertise spanning everything from violence prevention to lowering the cost of health care to using quantum physics for cybersecurity to protecting our fragile coastlines, Griffith researchers are tackling some of the big questions of the day.

Explore multidisciplinary collaborations with researchers across our 30+ research centres and institutes, exploring extensive varied discipline areas. Learn from more than 1,700 experts across a broad range of disciplines who will help you pursue your research interests. We're building research and teaching infrastructure based on areas of strategic priority. With $320 million being invested in campus developments over the next five years, you'll benefit from world-class research and teaching facilities.

Research Areas

From what could be the world’s first malaria vaccine - now at human trial stage - to the first photo of a single atom’s shadow, Griffith researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Working in our world-class research centres, institutes and schools, our researchers are driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives. Our research strengths span a broad spectrum of areas, from chronic diseases to criminology and Asian politics to the arts.

  • Water science
  • Drug discovery and infectious diseases
  • Asian politics, security and development
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Criminology and crime prevention
  • Music, the Arts and the Asia Pacific
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Health and chronic diseases
  • Physical sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Nursing
  • Education

Funding

  • The GOstralia! Research Centre in cooperation with Griffith University award exclusive PhD full tution fee scholarships open to all faculties. More information
  • More funding information and application deadline available here.
  • Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher. More information

Testimonials

Research Projects

GU Projects

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University:Griffith University
Faculty:School of Applied Psychology
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:The closing date for expressions of interest is 11:59pm 15 August 2021 (AEST).
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Caroline Donovan
Location (City/Campus):Brisbane/Mt Gravatt Campus
Project Description:Funded through the Australian government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology is working in partnership with USQ’s Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research to lead a societally impactful research program that aims to translate knowledge about evidence-based psychological practice (regarding the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and recovery of mental health conditions) into affordable, digital solutions for young people aged 7 to 17 years. This project involves working in collaboration with partnering universities including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Australian National University and Federation University, as well as partnering government (e.g. West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network) and non-government organisations (e.g. Kids Helpline and Aftercare/Poppy Centre). The opportunity: Griffith University is currently looking to fund a research-only PhD candidate to contribute to a large-scale randomised control trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of an online, tailored intervention, that aims to treat symptoms of anxiety and/or depression amongst youth aged 7-17 years. This project includes opportunities to answer additional research questions relating to the mechanisms that may contribute to treatment outcomes in youth, and the methods that may improve treatment success among digital mental health users. In collaboration with the various team members and supervisors, successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their project aims in line with their individual experience and interests. This project will allow the candidate to develop his/her capabilities as a researcher and support them in contributing to research that makes a substantial difference in the lives of young people struggling with anxiety and depression. In doing so, the research team aims to help the candidate to develop a program of research that will ultimately result in publications within high impact Q1 journals and have meaningful impact and standing within the research community. This is a unique opportunity for potential PhD students interested in the area of child and youth mental health and digital mental health service provision. Opportunities will be provided to collaborate with world-renowned researchers across Australia’s leading universities, to develop the successful applicant’s early career research profile, and to gain access to a wide range of formal and informal mentoring and team development opportunities.
Funding InformationThe 2021 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $ 28,597 AUD for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.
Special RequirementsAbout you: The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to work autonomously as well as within a team, demonstrate excellent communication and written skills, be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, and demonstrate evidence of critical and applied thinking skills. You will have evidence of a passion for improving child and adolescent mental health outcomes at the population level, with a strong desire to undertake research in digital mental health and youth mental health. Eligibility requirements: This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants. Please note that due to travel restrictions, only applicants who can commence onshore or with an approved study away are able to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or a master’s degree, incorporating a significant research component (e.g. half an academic year from a recognised institution); or A record of research (i.e. publications in refereed journals); or A qualification granted by a professional or other body deemed by the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to be of a standard comparable to a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours. In addition, you will embody the principles and values that the University stand for and reflect fairness, ethics and professionalism at all times in the work that you do. English Language entry requirements: All research candidate applicants are expected to have reached an appropriate level of proficiency in English. International applicants must provide documentary evidence of their English language proficiency (ELP). Section 7.5 of the Higher Degree Research Policy gives full details.
Additional InformationInterested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EoI) containing: Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship Evidence that you have completed a Bachelor Degree with Class 1 Honours or will be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy A brief CV Research proposal Two references
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | GU Projects
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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Blue Economy CRC & Molecular Ecology Laboratory (Griffith University)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:The closing date for Expressions of Interests is 11:59pm on 23 June 2021 (AEST).
Supervisor Name:

Dr Carmel McDougall

Location (City/Campus):Hobart
Project Description:This project is a collaboration between researchers at CSIRO Hobart (Agriculture and Food, and Oceans and Atmosphere) and the Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Griffith University. The candidate will be based at CSIRO Hobart, but enrolled as a HDR candidate at Griffith University (Nathan campus). We are currently looking for a PhD candidate for a project funded by the Blue Economy CRC. The primary focus of this role is to explore the use of filter feeding organisms (most likely oysters or other bivalves in the first instance) as sampling devices for genomic analysis for environmental monitoring. As bivalves are near-constant collectors of planktonic biomass, we propose that genomic analysis of this biomass could reveal useful information about environmental conditions and changes in the water column. The use of such organisms as time integrated accumulators of biological indicator organisms may be a powerful and low cost alternative to more costly sensor systems for certain types of analysis. This project will involve field and laboratory based research. Success in this role requires collaboration with Tasmanian aquaculture industries.
Funding InformationThis Blue Economy CRC PhD Scholarship has an annual stipend of $30,000 for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the Blue Economy CRC PhD Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.
Special Requirements

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to design and conduct field trials and molecular biology research. You will have evidence of a passion for the use of advanced molecular technologies, with a strong desire to undertake research in applied aquaculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants (who are currently located within Australia) Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first or high second (2A) class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment. Applicants must have research subject areas aligned with the objectives of the Blue Economy CRC’s five Research Programs*. Early career industry professionals interested in returning to higher degree studies (full-time or part- time) are strongly encouraged to apply. Desirable experience: molecular biology experience, particularly DNA extraction and PCR/qPCR, basic bioinformatics, and ability to conduct remote fieldwork that involves boating.

* Program 1: Offshore Engineering and Technology
* Program 2: Seafood and Marine Products
* Program 3: Offshore Renewable Energy Systems
* Program 4: Environment and Ecosystems
* Program 5: Sustainable Offshore Developments

Additional InformationInterested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EoI) containing: Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship Evidence that you have completed a Bachelor Degree with Class 1 or high Class 2 Honours or will be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment A brief CV Research proposal (max 2 paragraphs) Names and contact details of two referees The closing date for Expressions of Interests is 11:59pm on 23 June 2021 (AEST). The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply on-line.
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