TCRN PhD Scholarships (UTS)

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PhD Scholarships in Translational Cancer Research

The Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) is seeking one candidate with strong academic records to undertake a PhD in the area of translational cancer research at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

The successful candidates will be offered an annual tax-exempt stipend of $27,082 commencing no later than Autumn Semester, 2019 for three years full time. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis for domestic students who will enrol at the UTS and will be determined by a selection committee. These scholarships are for new candidates only – students who are already enrolled are not eligible.

In addition, the TCRN will also provide a Scholarship Top-up of $5,000 per year plus an additional $2,500 to support travel and direct research costs.

Essential selection criteria

A. An undergraduate degree with Honours (first class or equivalent) in a relevant research field including biology, medical sciences, health services, public health, medicine or psychology

B. Eligibility for enrolment in a PhD program at UTS

C. Eligibility for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Stipend

D. Capacity to enrol at UTS by no later than Autumn Semester, 2019.

For information about the UTS PhD program please go to: https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/research-degrees/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships#uts-automatic 

Key Dates

 

Semester

 

Applications Open

 

Applications Close

Autumn Semester, 2019

Open

 30 September, 2018 


NEXT STEPS

In addition to ensuring you are eligible to apply for an RTP, and are eligible for admission to UTS, students must also seek out a supervisor and suitable translational cancer research project, before submitting an EOI (Expression of Interest).

1) Submit a research area of interest

Applicants may propose their own project, subject to the guidelines below. We welcome project proposals from a broad range of cancer research areas as long as they demonstrate a translational research aspect.

Project Guidelines

Project topics can include any area of cancer research, must align with the TCRN’s goals and objectives, and should be linked to TCRN core research interests such as molecular basis of cancer, new therapeutics, health services research, informatics or cancer epidemiology.

Projects that investigate the integration of basic sciences into clinical settings or the implementation of evidence into routine clinical practice will be preferred.

For a definition of Translational Research go to http://www.tcrn.unsw.edu.au/translational-research-definitions.

2) Instructions for the Expression of Interest

Students who fulfil all essential selection criteria for the PhD Scholarships in Translational Cancer Research should send an Expression of Interest via email to TCRNGrants@unsw.edu.au with the subject line: TCRN scholarship by no later than 30 September 2019.

The application process is two-step:

1. Applicants must apply through the UTS Graduate Research School for a Research Training Program Scholarship Stipend. The process is outlined on the following website . Applicants should note that they are applying for a TCRN Scholarship 

2. In addition, students who fulfil all essential selection criteria for the PhD Scholarships in Translational Cancer Research should send an Expression of Interest via email to TCRNGrants@unsw.edu.au with the subject line: TCRN scholarship by no later than 30 September 2018.

Your EOI should include:

  • Curriculum vitae including your qualifications, work and research experience
  • A certified copy of your academic transcript
  • The title of your own research project
  • The outline of a research proposal (maximum of 2 pages, including a statement of the research problem, its significance, and an outline of proposed research methods)
  • The names of proposed supervisors (at least one supervisor should be a member of the TCRN) 
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees

For more information please contact Stella Jun, TCRN Project Officer stella.jun@unsw.edu.au