InĀ 2017, Monash University announced that 18 new behaviour change PhD scholarships would be offered through the Monash Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program.

This program brings all partners together with talented PhD candidates to create and deliver new interdisciplinary approaches to behaviour change that can solve public policy issues.

Successful candidates will gain experience working in collaboration with government agencies and build skills that will enable them to comfortably straddle the worlds of academia, government and industry. As a new cohort, students will also learn from each other through sharing their experiences.

There is strong demand for behavioural experts across the world as more and more government and industry leaders, including those who are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, recognise that their programs are more likely to succeed if they are underpinned by an understanding of human behaviour, and how to influence and change it.

This program seeks to fill this gap by developing fresh groups of PhD-qualified researchers and practitioners with sophisticated, interdisciplinary and adaptive research skills. Candidates are due to commence in early 2018.

Partners and Projects

The Behaviour Change GRIP is supported by Monash University, Australia Post, WorkSafe Victoria, VicHealth, VicRoads, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic), Environment Protection Authority (Vic), Safer Care Victoria, and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

For more information, please visit the Behaviour Change GRIP homepage.