Supplementary Scholarship

Applications are invited for the following supplementary scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences or Science at the University of Adelaide.

The scholarship is supported by the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation:

Field of Study: 

Proposed research projects must be relevant to the Foundation’s vision of finding a cure in time for children battling Sanfilippo Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis III) today, and those born with it tomorrow.

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is particularly interested in three focus areas:

  • halt disease progression through therapies such as enzyme replacement, gene therapy and cell therapy and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of such emerging therapies
  • repair and reverse the cell damage caused by Sanfilippo which could include the application of neuroregeneration advances made for other neuro-degenerative diseases
  • improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo Syndrome

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and who have been awarded a major scholarship (RTPS, University of Adelaide Divisional Scholarship or equivalent).

Stipend: The scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend of $5000 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

Enquiries: Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation

Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:

Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager with “Application for Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.

You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.