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The Road Home Invictus Pathways Scholarship

Thursday 20 July, 2017

About This Scholarship

The Invictus Games were developed to harness the power of sport to help wounded, injured and sick service personnel physically, psychologically and socially by inspiring recovery, supporting rehabilitation, and generating a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

The University of South Australia, in partnership with The Repat Foundation – The Road Home, are supporting the development of returned Australian veterans through the Invictus Pathways Program. This Australian-first initiative provides a unique opportunity for a PhD candidate with a background in health sciences or psychology to investigate the long-term effect participation has on personnel’s health and wellbeing.

Supported by The Invictus Pathways Program, this project aims to:

  1. Understand the health issues facing returned service personnel and their rehabilitation needs;
  2. Understand the experiences of the participants and their perceptions of the effect of involvement in the Games; and
  3. Conduct a prospective study to evaluate the impact of training for, and participating in, the Games on the psychological, social and physical health and rehabilitation from the service personnel and his/her support network’s perspective.


This scholarship is proudly funded by The Repat Foundation – The Road Home in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation.

The scholarship provides an annual stipend of $30,000 over 3.5 years with additional funding to support data collection, travel to the Games and conference attendance.

As part of this scholarship, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to travel to the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, and at least one international games.


The scholarship is open to domestic students (Australian and NZ citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia).

The successful candidate will have a background in health sciences or psychology, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an interest in qualitative research methods, and be prepared to travel interstate.

How to Apply and Closing Date

Applications close 31 August 2017.

For further details on how to apply contact Deborah Williams: or (08) 8302 2887

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