Scholarships & awards

The Telethon Kids Institute encourages students to apply for scholarships to support their studies.

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)
    Healthway Scholarships


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.

Current Student Scholarships & Awards

No Scholarships or Awards are currently open.

Future Awards and Scholarships

A number of awards and scholarships are offered for students undertaking research at the Telethon Kids Institute throughout the year. The list below of annual awards and scholarships may assist in planning a future application.

Stan and Jean Perron Awards

Child Health Research (new full-time PhD Students within the first 18 months of their candidature)

With the support of the Stan Perron Charitable Trust, the Telethon Kids Institute has established a prestigious award 'The Stan and Jean Perron Award'  for the purpose of supporting new exceptional postgraduate research students who are undertaking their child health research at the Institute. 

Successful applicants will receive:

  1. A top-up of $5000 per year, paid in conjunction with the main university scholarship for the duration of the scholarship.
  2. $10,000 to be used towards the candidate's studies. This can include training opportunities; travel to and attendance of conferences; visiting other research groups; or PhD course fees. 

Closing date: 4pm Friday 25 November 2016. Applications should be emailed as one pdf to study@telethonkids.com.au

Further information and application process: Stan and Jean Perron Awards

Peter and Anne Hector Award

Translational Research in Aboriginal Health (new Honours, Doctor of Medicine or Masters Students)

With the support of the Hector family, the Telethon Kids Institute has established the "Peter and Anne Hector Award", for the purpose of supporting exceptional new Honours or Doctor of Medicine or Masters students who are undertaking research at the Telethon Kids Institute in translational research in Aboriginal children's health and wellbeing. It is important that the student project has the potential to effect lasting change in Aboriginal children's health and wellbeing.

A top-up of $5,000 per annum tax free will be awarded

Closing date: 4pm Friday 25 November 2016

Applications should be emailed as one pdf to kathy.vial@telethonkids.com.au

Further information and application process: Peter and Anne Hector Awards

Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases PhD Scholarship Top Up

Infectious Diseases Research (new full-time Western Australian University PhD candidates)

Infectious diseases are the number one killer of young children worldwide and a main reason for childhood hospitalisations in Australia. The mission of the Telethon Kids Institute's Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases is to reduce the burden of serious childhood infectious diseases by finding better prevention and treatment solutions.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A top-up of $5,000 per annum tax free for three years full-time study.
  • $10,000 to be used towards the candidate's studies. This can include training opportunities; travel to and attendance of conferences; visiting other research labs; or PhD course fees.

Closing date:  : 4pm Friday 25 November 2016. Applications should be emailed as one pdf to kathy.vial@telethonkids.com.au

Further information and application process: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases PhD Scholarship Top Up

Vacation Scholarships: Telethon Kids Institute and School of Paediatrics and Child Health

Paediatric and Child Health Research (undergraduate students)

Vacation scholarships are open to all Western Australian-based tertiary students interested in research and child health. These scholarships enable students to carry out a short summer research project within the Telethon Kids Institute and the UWA School of Paediatrics and Child Health. Vacation scholarships provide students with an exciting opportunity to learn valuable research skills associated with paediatric and child health research and are particularly valuable for students considering postgraduate research degrees.

A maximum of 5 vacation scholarships are available, valued at $1,200 each: four sponsored by the Telethon Kids Institute and one jointly sponsored by the UWA School of Paediatrics and Child Health and Telethon Kids.

It is expected that the projects will last for at least 6-8 weeks and be supervised by Early-Mid Career Researchers (EMCR) at the Telethon Kids Institute and the UWA School of Paediatrics and Child Health. 

Closing date: 4pm Friday 7 October 2016. Applications should be emailed as one pdf to study@telethonkids.org.au

Further information and application process: Vacation Scholarships: Telethon Kids Institute and School of Paediatrics and Child Health

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