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BioZone PhD Scholarships

The BioZone at UWA brings together researchers with a shared vision and purpose from across the University. We seek innovative solutions that address the increasing complexity of local and global challenges and 'wicked problems'. These problems require transformative change in the way we learn, think and interact and the BioZone PhD program will train the next generation of researchers to work across disciplines and create imaginative and revolutionary outcomes.

The first year will be spent in developing multidisciplinary skills in areas of need, working in a wide range of different laboratories to gain a wide experience in different areas and finalise a project. In the second and third years, at least 6 months will be spent off-campus working in an international or national laboratory, government or Industry partner. In the final year, students will complete their research and after submission of a written thesis, will defend their thesis in a viva voce examination by the examiners.

BioZone PhD projects are interdisciplinary and you will be instrumental in designing your own project as you study and research across multiple disciplines in your first year. Example projects might be:

       Developing novel approaches to the prevention of dementia, heart disease and stroke in humans.

        Integrated simultaneous imaging of key disease factors at molecular cellular and organismal scales.

       Enabling non-viral genome engineering as a therapy for triple negative breast cancer.

Available in the 2021 Round for Domestic applicants and UWA international graduates only

Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement

This scholarship is open to applicants who have completed a First Class Honours degree or equivalent with majors in science, biomedical or engineering fields. Graduates with other majors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Before applying, you must contact one of the following BioZone members (Professor Charlie Bond, Doctor Jenny Rodger or Doctor Barry Doyle) with an expression of interest (personal statement of 500 words explaining why you are interested in interdisciplinary research), CV and academic record. If deemed competitive, you will then be recommended to an academic mentor who will support your application. In addition to submitting an Expression of Interest, you will need to complete an online iAthena application form.

Althoughthe Biozone program runs for 4 years, there is no guarantee of scholarshipfunding beyond the standard maximum scholarship tenure of 3.5 years.

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen
Study area
Biomedical Science, Science, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Commencement date
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University of Western Australia
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