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AITHM PhD Scholarships at James Cook University (JCU) in Australia, 2016

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James Cook University (JCU) is offering scholarships for Australian and international students. These scholarships are available for outstanding and highly motivated students with an interest in tropical health and medical research who wish to undertake a PhD programme in 2016. Scholarships cover $28,000 per annum for three years full time study. Applications must be submitted by Friday 6 November 2015.

Study Subject(s): AITHM's research is structured across six research themes, which reflect AITHM's research priorities. PhD projects will be available in one or more of these themes: Theme A. Re-emerging infectious diseases, vectors and Australia's health security, Theme B. Health Systems Research and Indigenous Health Research, Theme C. Chronic Diseases with high prevalence in Tropical Australia, Theme D. Molecular Development of Therapeutics. Theme E. Genetic and epigenetic aspects of disease and Theme F. Occupational Health and Safety. Accidents and injuries associated with key industries in rural and remote North Queensland.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake a PhD programme at JCU in 2016.
Scholarship Provider: James Cook University (JCU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: To be eligible for an AITHM Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • All applicants must have a JCU/AITHM researcher who has agreed to act as Advisor should their AITHM scholarship application be successful. The following JCU Research Centre websites may be useful in finding an Advisor working in an area of relevance to AITHM: Anton Breinl Centre for Health Systems Strengthening, Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Diseases, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Comparative Genomics Centre, Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Potential Advisors can also be found by visiting the JCU Research Portfolio website.
  • All applicants must meet the JCU Higher Degree by Research (Research Doctorate) requirements.
  • Applicants must be available to commence their PhD by no later than 30 June 2016.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applications welcomed from domestic and international students.

Scholarship Description: AITHM has a number of PhD scholarships available for outstanding and highly motivated students with an interest in tropical health and medical research who wish to undertake a PhD at James Cook University in 2016. James Cook University (JCU) is one of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics. With campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore, JCU is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) has recently been established at JCU with $84 million in establishment funding from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. AITHM aspires to be a world-leading health and medical research institute addressing health problems of major importance to tropical Australia, South East Asia, the Pacific and the tropics worldwide. AITHM research spans both basic and applied and AITHM is committed to health and medical research directed towards rural, remote, Indigenous and underserved communities in the tropics worldwide.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for 3 years full time study.

What does it cover?

  • $28,000 per annum
  • 3 years full time study
  • Applications welcomed from domestic and international students. Fee waivers will be available for international students who meet JCU requirements. Further information regarding tuition fees and waiver of fees is available here:
    Tuition Fee – Internal Sponsorship and Exemption Policy
    Tuition Fee Policy for International Students

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 6 November 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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