Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into macular disease through the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney. The scholarship is funded by a gift from Ms Jane Borton.

Open to:

  • This scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
  • Applicants must be willing to undertake research into macular disease through the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney.
  • Applicants must have knowledge, skills and experience in cell biology and molecular biology, with a particular interest in ophthalmic or neuroscience research.
  • Applicants should have an Honours degree in biomedical science or a related field.

Value & Duration:

  • The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $25,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to one year.
  • If the successful applicant is a current holder or successful in receiving one of the below awards then the scholarship will be a supplementary scholarship with a stipend valued at up to $20,000 per annum for up to four years, and $5000 for research related costs.  
    • Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship,
    • University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA) Scholarship,
    • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarship.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions

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