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PhD Scholarships

At the Victor Chang Institute we are committed to attracting, mentoring, developing and investing in the future of the best PhD students. Our objective is to develop the next generation of world class researchers.

We are proud to be able to offer the following opportunities for PhD students:

Victor Chang PhD Scholarship

Simon Lee Foundation PhD Scholarship

Agilent PhD Scholarship

UWA PhD Scholarship

These prestigious Scholarships are available to gifted PhD students enabling them to:

  • collaborate with world leading Faculty
  • have access to the finest laboratories and equipment
  • receive excellent mentoring and one-on-one supervision
  • be part of a rich learning environment that includes weekly research and education seminars
  • experience a research culture that values excellence, integrity, professionalism and mutual respect

Victor Chang
PhD Scholarship

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Victor Chang PhD Scholarship

The Victor Chang PhD Scholarship honours the memory of Dr Victor Chang and his passion for discovery. Dr Chang knew that while he could save hundreds of lives through surgery, he could save thousands more through research.

The successful Victor Chang PhD Scholar will receive a top-up of $10,000 per annum for three years (in addition $6,000 top up all PhD students at the Victor Chang Institute receive) to top up their existing RTP or equivalent postgraduate scholarship. They will also have the privilege of including the prestigious title of "Victor Chang Scholar" on their CV.

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It is the intention of the Victor Chang Institute that Scholarships will be awarded annually. However as the Scholarships are prestigious, the Victor Chang Institute reserves the right not to make an award if applicants in that year are not assessed to be of the required standard.

Simon Lee Foundation PhD Scholarship

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Simon Lee Foundation PhD Scholarship

In 1994, Mr Simon Lee AO established the Simon Lee Foundation in Australia to assist those beneficiaries that are not well supported by the public and to support them in a manner that improves the likelihood of them becoming self-sufficient. To this end the Simon Lee Foundation is pleased to support the PhD student program at the Victor Chang Institute.

Simon Lee Foundation Scholars will receive $10,000 per annum for three years (this is inclusive of the $6000 top up that all PhD students at the Victor Chang Institute receive) to top up their existing RTP or equivalent postgraduate scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Only full-time RTP (or equivalent) University Scholarship holders are eligible to apply
  • The Scholar must be under the supervision of either a Victor Chang Institute Laboratory Head, or Honorary Fellow
  • Research must be undertaken primarily on the St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Campus or UWA
  • Research must be aligned with the strategic objectives and priorities of the Victor Chang Institute
  • Only PhD students in the first year of their candidature are eligible to apply

Application Assessment

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • the proposed reserach project
  • academic results
  • research track record (if applicable)
  • a demonstrated ability to communicate their research thesis and findings effectively to all stakeholders (eg scientific/academic peers, research institute administrators, philanthropic supporters and government agencies)

Application Process

After you have liaised with the relevant Victor Chang Institute Laboratory Head in relation to a proposed research project and have applied for your PhD and RTP you may then apply for a PhD Scholarship by completing the application form and emailing your application to HR at recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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It is the intention of the Victor Chang Institute that Scholarships will be awarded annually. However as the Scholarships are prestigious, the Victor Chang Institute reserves the right not to make an award if applicants in that year are not assessed to be of the required standard.

Agilent
PhD Scholarship

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Agilent PhD Scholarship

The Agilent PhD Scholarship is partially supported by Agilent Technologies. Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent provides a PhD Scholarship specifically to support metabolomics-based research within the Victor Chang Institute’s newly established Innovation Centre.

The successful applicant will receive up to $36k per annum (inclusive of RTP or equivalent scholarship) for three years.

Eligibility

  • A B.Sc. (Honours, Class I or II) in a biochemistry related discipline or equivalent is essential.
  • Only full-time APA (or equivalent) University Scholarship holders, or applicants with a track record competitive for an APA (or equivalent) Scholarship, are eligible to apply.
  • This project requires solid background knowledge in analytical chemistry or biochemistry, ideally with experience in mass spectrometry.

Further Information

For further information on the Agilent PhD Scholarship please download the Information Pack.

Information Pack 

Application Process

Apply for the Agilent PhD Scholarship by completing the application form and emailing your application to HR at recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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It is the intention of the Victor Chang Institute that Scholarships will be awarded annually. However as the Scholarships are prestigious, the Victor Chang Institute reserves the right not to make an award if applicants in that year are not assessed to be of the required standard.

UWA
PhD Scholarship

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UWA PhD Scholarship

Up to 2 scholarships are available to enable students with exceptional research promise to undertake a PhD in the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory at The University of Western Australia in Perth.

The Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory is situated on the Crawley campus in the School of Human Sciences. The laboratory is led by Professor Livia Hool who is affiliated with Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute as Faculty-at-Large. Her research focuses on understanding the role of the cardiac L-type calcium channel in health and disease. Her team is characterising alterations in calcium channel function in ischemic heart disease and familial cardiomyopathies. The goal of her research team is the prevention and treatment of cardiomyopathy. The multidisciplinary research with collaborators from Harvard University, Washington University, Baylor Medical College, University of California Los Angeles, Sydney University, The Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia involves the use of innovative treatment approaches such as antisense oligomer exon skipping chemistry, nanoparticle technology and CRISPR technology to further enhance delivery and uptake of therapeutic peptides and oligomers into the heart.

Please contact Professor Livia Hool at livia.hool@uwa.edu.au for further information or click on Apply Now.

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It is the intention of the Victor Chang Institute that Scholarships will be awarded annually. However as the Scholarships are prestigious, the Victor Chang Institute reserves the right not to make an award if applicants in that year are not assessed to be of the required standard.

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