Men In Mind PhD Scholarship

Centre for Youth Mental Health PhD scholarship in Young Men’s Mental Health

Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
Orygen, Parkville, VIC

The project

This PhD project is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund. The Young Men’s Mental Health collaboration at Orygen (CYMH, University of Melbourne) brings together key researchers in the area to generate new knowledge aiming to improve our understanding of mental health concerns in young men and how to better equip clinicians and services to respond to their needs.

The PhD student will work with Dr Zac Seidler and A/Prof Simon Rice.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student with a strong interest in the interaction between gender, mental health systems and outcomes who has the following background and experience:

  • Completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class Honours in the field of psychology, or related discipline;
  • Strong statistical (SPSS, R or Python) and qualitative interview skills are desirable;
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal;
  • Experience in writing (international) publication(s) or conference presentations will be highly regarded but not but not essential.
  • A strong knowledge of, and specific interest in, initiatives supporting men’s mental health
  • It is essential that applicants meet the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science’s requirements for Graduate Research candidature.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences PhD course information:


The base stipend will be equivalent to APA rate, which is currently AUD$ 31,200 per annum (2021 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years (with the possibility to extend for further six months), subject to satisfactory progress.


Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of academic merit, strength of supporting documentation and the terms of the MRFF scholarship. Interviews will take place with a selection of applicants for final selection.


For more information about the position you can contact Dr Zac Seidler, via email at

To apply, please send an electronic copy of 1) your Curriculum Vitae listing any degrees, awards, prior publications, and work experience, 2) a transcript of your grades, 3) a letter explaining your interest in the position addressing the eligibility criteria and 4) a sample of your written work (academic writing) to with the title: PhD Scholarship Application.

Applications close: 30th April 2021

Full applications close: 30th April 2021. Potential applicants assessed as eligible after stage 1 will be informed and are required to submit their scholarship and UoM Graduate Research candidature applications by this date.


  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by May .
  • The successful applicant will be invited to submit an online University of Melbourne application form.
  • Applicants should note that the offer of a PhD place must be taken on a full-time basis.