The Abbie Basson Sarcoma Research Scholarship is offered annually in memory of Abbie Basson.
The Abbie Basson Sarcoma Research Scholarship is offered annually in memory of Abbie Basson. Before her life was tragically cut short by Ewing's Sarcoma at the young age of 20, Abbie planned to fund research into the uncommon and aggressive tumour group, sarcoma.
The PhD top up scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding candidate who has attracted a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend, Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent to encourage and support research into the cellular and molecular biology of sarcoma (malignant bone and soft tissue tumour) with a view to developing more effective treatments.
In addition to the annual scholarship, up to $6000 over the duration of the PhD can also be made available on application to support travel to attend conferences, short courses or laboratory training. A further sum, where necessary, will also be provided to support annual laboratory consumable expenses and other related costs up to a maximum of $8,000 per annum.
The scholarship is a supplementary scholarship to be held in conjunction with a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend, a University Postgraduate Award (UPA) or equivalent postgraduate research scholarship recognised by the University.
Available in the International/Domestic Scholarships Round 1 2018
Payment type — Top Up Scholarship
Value — $10000
Value unit — Per annum
Basis of award — Academic Achievement
Eligibility — The scholarship is open to applicants who are intending to undertake PhD research into one of the following areas of sarcoma-
- cellular and molecular biology of sarcoma-
- transnational clinical research, including but not exclusive to the areas of oncology, surgery, pathology, radiotherapy, physiotherapy, exercise science and palliative care
- the psychology of patients and/or carers in respect to the rare nature of this cancer and how this may impact on their treatment and well being
- community and health professional education and communication strategies around rare cancers (specifically sarcoma), particularly in the adolescent and young adult demographic
In addition to completing the online iAthena application form, you must also submit 5 copies of the printed application and a 250 word statement outlining your interest in sarcoma research to:
Dr Simon Carroll
Chair Research Advisory Group
The Abbie Basson Sarcoma Foundation Ltd
PO Box 8271 Perth Business Centre, Perth Wa 6849
Please refer to the how to apply link below for further details.
Nationality — Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
Study area — Medicine and Pharmacology, Psychology, Surgery, Nursing, Anatomy and Human Biology
Commencement date — 01/01/2018
Applications open — 01/09/2017
Applications close — 31/10/2017