The Telethon Institute encourages students to apply for
scholarships to support their studies. Read about our
recent scholarship winners...
Western Australian universities provide useful information about
external competitive scholarships including:
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
University Postgraduate Research Scholarships
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Another useful site is JASON - Joint Academic Scholarships Online Network.
JASON is a database for postgraduate scholarships and could be helpful if you are a postgraduate, or a postgraduate-to-be, in search of scholarships funded by Australian or overseas universities, Federal or State governments, foundations or the private sector.
Applications for APA's and University Postgraduate Scholarships must be made through the enrolling university. Institute supervisors can, and usually prefer to, assist in making the application and in advising on the schools for enrolment. Applications for non-university scholarships can be made through the Institute with the assistance of the supervisor.
Menzies Doctoral Research
The Menzies School of Health Research and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research are offering a PhD scholarship to support a student to undertake an evaluation of a Rheumatic Heart Disease prevention project involving health centres in the Northern Territory.
- Enrolled in or satisfy the admission requirements to the Doctor of Philosophy program
- Available to commence/enrol in Semester 1 or 2 2013
- Research interest or experience in qualitative methods and/or evaluation
- Willingness to be based in Darwin at the Menzies School of Health Research for the majority of the candidature
- Ability to travel to remote Northern Territory communities for field-based research
- Tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum (student will be expected to apply for a primary research scholarship in the first year of candidature)
- Student support funds of at least $3,000 per annum to assist with project expenses such as travel and accommodation
For further information please contact any of the following:
Caroline Walsh, Research Degrees Administration Officer, Menzies School of Health Research (08 8922 8698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Vanessa Johnston or Anna Ralph, Menzies School of Health Research (Vanessa.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org )
Jonathan Carapetis, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, via our Contact Us page
Applications close 11 February 2013.
Dr Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship
Applications are now invited for the Dr Louisa Alessandri
Memorial Fund Scholarship to be awarded in February 2013 to a
student with a disability.
The scholarship is intended to assist a student to achieve his or her career aspirations. Funds may be used for a variety of purposes, including course fees, equipment, support, interpreters, transport, etc.
This merit-based Scholarship is awarded by the Dr Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund (LAMF) Committee, based at the Telethon Institute.
Eligible students will meet the following criteria:
- Have a physical disability, or a visual or hearing impairment, which significantly impacts on his/her ability to undertake study.
- Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to an area of study that can lead to a future career path.
- Provide evidence of successful completion of at least one semester of relevant tertiary or postsecondary study.
- Provide evidence of current enrolment in study with a recognised institution.
- Have demonstrated leadership qualities and community involvement.
- Be under 40 years of age at the close of applications on 28 Sept 2012.
- Be an Australian Citizen and reside in WA.
The value of the scholarship is AUD $8000. Secondary scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
Enquiries and completed applications to:
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
PO Box 855
WEST PERTH WA 6872
Telephone: (08) 9489 7766
Applications must be received by close of business, 28 Sept 2012
In general, the Institute does not offer full competitive
scholarships to attract students, although on occasion special
funding can be made available from grant or other funds for a
Supplementary ('Top-up') Stipends - The Stan and Jean Perron Award
The Institute does offer some competitive scholarship top-up awards for PhD students. With the support of the Stan Perron Charitable Trust, the Institute established in 2004 the Stan and Jean Perron Award aimed at supporting exceptional postgraduate research students undertaking their research at the Institute.
The awards take the form of 'top-up' stipends to accompany scholarships won by the recipients through partner Universities. The stipend is $5000 per year, paid in conjunction with the scholarship for the duration of the scholarship. The ranking of applicants takes into consideration undergraduate academic record (including Honours grade) and other indicators of research potential or achievement as identified in the curriculum vitae.
Applications close at 5pm, Friday 2 November, 2012.
Qantas New Investigator Award
The Qantas New Investigator Award is an annual award that
recognises early career excellence in Institute students or
postdoctoral scientists with less than five years experience. The
award is based primarily on the excellence of their research
projects. We are proud to have the support of Qantas who provides
funding for the recipient to attend an international meeting and
visit overseas research groups. This travel award is offered
annually by the Institute and is valued at $4,000.
For further information about scholarships, fellowships and awards, please email email@example.com
2012 Serco Scholarship in Child Health Research
In July 2012, Serco established the Serco Scholarship for Child Health Research. This Scholarship will be offered to a Murdoch University student to undertake their Honours studies based at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in 2013.
The Serco Scholarship in Child Health Research will be one of the two most valuable Honours scholarships available at Murdoch University. It will be advertised and promoted from September 2012 through Murdoch University's scholarship program and potential candidates will undergo a rigorous application process.
Further information on the Serco Scholarship and application form can be found on the Murdoch University website