Yiaga Ngarnga Scholarship for Infection and Immunity

Opens
19th Nov 2018
Closes
31st Jan 2019
Study level
Graduate Research
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Future student
Study Area
Origin
Foundation donation
Fund source
Expendable Gift

About

Prospective students are invited to apply for the prestigious Yiaga Ngarnga Scholarship for Infection and Immunity. The Scholarship was launched following a generous donation from the Lionel Gell Foundation to the Doherty Institute and with support from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship supports postgraduate research for an Indigenous Australian graduate with demonstrated excellence in the area of Immunology or Infectious Diseases research who is eligible to be approved as a full-time candidate for graduate research degrees in the Schools of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The scholarship is open to students wishing to undertake their studies with departments located within the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute).

Benefits

$105,000 scholarship for 3.5 years plus up to $20,000 per year for other expenses such as living, travel, and IT costs. One Yiaga Ngarnga Scholarship for Infection and Immunity is available.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

Eligibility

  • Candidate must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Outstanding applicants for PhD at the Doherty Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences are eligible to apply
  • Applicant can enroll as a full-time or part-time candidate
  • Applicants must be interested in undertaking a project with a high degree of relevance to Infection and Immunity (this may include projects in discovery science, translational, clinical, or public health research)
  • Applicant must enrol in a department located within the Doherty Institute

Selection

  • Satisfy the Faculty’s entry requirements for PhD, including minimum academic achievement of first class honours or equivalent
  • Demonstrate exemplary skill in the research area of infection, immunity or other area deemed a priority for the Institute

Application

All interested candidates should contact the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health for advice on eligibility and the application process. They will also offer support through the University of Melbourne’s Academic Shepherding Program, which provides assistance to prospective students on developing the required information requested in the steps below.

  1. Complete an online application through the University of Melbourne website:
    1. Applicants must be interested in undertaking a project with a high degree of relevance to Infection and Immunity (this may include projects in discovery science, translational, clinical, or public health research)
    2. Review the Selection Criteria and consider your eligibility for this scholarship
    3. Review the the PhD entry requirements for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
    4. Review supervisors/researchers at the Doherty Institute to identify who you would like to work with, using the website http://www.doherty.edu.au
    5. Make contact with the potential supervisor and discuss your interest in commencing PhD studies and in applying for the Scholarship (if your potential supervisor endorses you to proceed, they will provide you with an email indicating support, which you should include in your formal application)
    6. Complete the University of Melbourne online application before 31 January 2019 at https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/graduate-research (use PhD course code DR-PHILMDH and remember to apply for scholarships so that you can be considered for all scholarships, including the Yiaga Ngarnga Scholarship)
  2. Submit an expression of interest to mdhs-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au by 31 January 2019. Your expression of interest for the Scholarship should include the following:
    1. A current Curriculum Vitae
    2. An expression of interest (2 pages max.), including a brief description of the research project proposal and details of your proposed supervisor and research group
    3. A clear statement of what you wish to study at the Doherty Institute and your interest in infection / immunity research
    4. A clear statement of your career aspirations The successful awardees must enrol and commence studies in 2019.

Outcome

Applicants will be notified by 15 March 2019.

Enquiries

mdhs-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Medical School; Biomedical Sciences; Population and Global Health