SEPA Research Scholarship

SEPA is your pathway to peak performance in sports and exercise podiatry

With SEPA support, you can take your career to the next level.

As the peak body for podiatrists with a special interest in sports and exercise, SEPA is providing opportunities for career development pathways across all professional avenues – from private practice to elite sports, research, and more. SEPA is passionate about supporting the next generation of high-performing podiatrists.

The SEPA Research Scholarship is aimed at promoting pathways for clinician-researchers. This will provide career opportunities, advance the scientific evidence base within the field, and be a catalyst for knowledge sharing within the sports and exercise medicine community. SEPA is committed to providing a platform to further careers in sports and exercise podiatry and advancing podiatry within sports and exercise medicine.

SEPA Research Scholarship Overview

The SEPA Research Scholarship is a $5,000 per year grant to PhD candidates and Research Masters students within the field of sports and exercise podiatry. It provides valuable financial aid for high-performing research students to further their research projects and disseminate knowledge within the sports and exercise medicine community.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be enrolled as Higher Degree Research students at an Australian university, either as PhD candidates or Masters students. Additional weighting is given to applicants who are podiatrists and/or current financial members of SEPA.

How can it be used?

The Scholarship provides top-up funding for Higher Degree Research students undertaking thesis projects related to sports and exercise podiatry. This can include musculoskeletal pathology, exercise interventions, arthritis, biomechanics, exercise and diabetes, and active children.

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 SEPA Research Scholarship will open soon. Stay tuned for details. 

For full eligibility, selection criteria, and scholarship rules, download a copy of the 2023 SEPA Research Scholarship Guidelines. If you’ve read the Guidelines and have further questions, please contact the SEPA Research Chair: with the subject line ‘SEPA Research Scholarship’.

Please note, the application form is in PDF format. This can be filled out in Adobe Reader using the ‘Fill and Sign’ function. 

Application deadline

Applications close Friday 22 September 2023.


At the present time, SEPA memberships are processed through the APODA website. You will be directed to the APODA site to complete your SEPA membership signup.