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

Children's  Diabetes Centre Honours scholarships - Expression of interest

The Children's Diabetes Centre (http://www.childrensdiabetescentre.org.au/) is based at Princess Margaret Hospital/Perth Children's Hospital and is funded through a 5 year, $2.5m grant by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It is intended to support high quality research in a range of areas related to improving the lives of patients with Type 1 Diabetes including for instance:

  • The performance of advanced insulin pumps for improving glycaemic control in patients with Type 1 Diabetes including, predictive low glucose monitoring, closed loop and hybrid closed loop systems.
  • Understanding the impact of these systems on quality of life, fear of hypoglycaemia and compliance using psychosocial methodology to identify successful predictors for uptake of this technology.
  • Applying human factor analysis in order to understand useability of such technology to help improve diabetes education.
  • Determining the health economic benefits of modern insulin pump therapy.
  • Developing and evaluating guidelines to prevent exercise related hypoglycaemia.
  • Carbohydrate requirements in Type 1 diabetics during various types of exercise.
  • The effect of macronutrients on insulin requirements in Type 1 Diabetes to assist in the development of improved algorithms for insulin delivery.
  • Enhancing the school experience for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

Candidates will join a busy, committed and knowledgeable team led by Professors Tim Jones (PMH Diabetes and Endocrinology), Elizabeth Davis (PMH Diabetes and Endocrinology), Donna Cross (TKI Health Promotion and Education), Paul Fournier (UWA School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) and Elizabeth Geelhoed (UWA School of Population Health). A stipend of $5,000 (tax‐exempt) is available for up to 1 year.


Eligibility

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the research above. Including, but not limited to science, medicine, health economics, psychology and exercise physiology.

Selection criteria and application process

Please submit as one PDF:

1. A 1 page introductory letter including:

  • Your contact details; and
  • A statement addressing the eligibility criteria for this award; and
  • The contact details of 2 independent referees.

2. A copy of your tertiary studies final academic record.
3. A copy of your curriculum vitae (max 4 pages).
4. A short statement outlining your interest in research in Type 1 diabetes


Selection criteria and application process

Applications will be ranked on merit by the Centres Capacity and Building Subcommittee and the decision is final.

Further Information

To discuss your application and submit your application electronically, contact the Manager, Children' Diabetes Centre (charles.czank@health.wa.gov.au) or on 08 9340 7858.   Closing date is 5pm 17th of February 2017.


Children's  Diabetes Centre PhD scholarships - Expression of interest

The Children's Diabetes Centre (http://www.childrensdiabetescentre.org.au/) is based at Princess Margaret Hospital/Perth Children's Hospital and is funded through a 5 year, $2.5m grant by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It is intended to support high quality research in a range of areas related to improving the lives of patients with Type 1 Diabetes including for instance:

  • The performance of advanced insulin pumps for improving glycaemic control in patients with Type 1 Diabetes including, predictive low glucose monitoring, closed loop and hybrid closed loop systems.
  • Understanding the impact of these systems on quality of life, fear of hypoglycaemia and compliance using psychosocial methodology to identify successful predictors for uptake of this technology.
  • Applying human factor analysis in order to understand useability of such technology to help improve diabetes education.
  • Determining the health economic benefits of modern insulin pump therapy.
  • Developing and evaluating guidelines to prevent exercise related hypoglycaemia.
  • Carbohydrate requirements in Type 1 diabetics during various types of exercise.
  • The effect of macronutrients on insulin requirements in Type 1 Diabetes to assist in the development of improved algorithms for insulin delivery.
  • Enhancing the school experience for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

Candidates will join a busy, committed and knowledgeable team led by Professors Tim Jones (PMH Diabetes and Endocrinology), Elizabeth Davis (PMH Diabetes and Endocrinology), Donna Cross (TKI Health Promotion and Education), Paul Fournier (UWA School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) and Elizabeth Geelhoed (UWA School of Population Health). They will have opportunity to present research findings at conferences and meetings in Australia and overseas. A full‐time stipend of $25,849 per annum (tax‐exempt) is available for up to 3 years.


Eligibility

  • Bachelor's degree with first class Honours or Masters in an area relevant to the research above. Including, but not limited to science, medicine, health economics, psychology and exercise physiology.
  • Experience in clinical research and statistics would be advantageous.

Selection criteria and application process

Please submit as one PDF:
1. A 1 page introductory letter including:

  • Your contact details; and
  • A statement addressing the eligibility criteria for this award; and
  • A 100 word summary of your Honours project or other research experience, and
  • The contact details of 2 independent referees.

2. A copy of your tertiary studies final academic record, First Class Honours (or equivalent).
3. A copy of your curriculum vitae (max 4 pages).
4. A short statement outlining your interest in research in Type 1 diabetes

Selection criteria and application process

Applications will be ranked on merit by the Centres Capacity and Building Subcommittee and the decision is final.

Further Information

To discuss your application and submit your application electronically, contact the Manager, Children' Diabetes Centre (charles.czank@health.wa.gov.au) or on 08 9340 7858.  Closing date is 5pm 17th February 2017.   


ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OVER THE LIFE COURSE (the Life Course Centre)

PhD Top-up Scholarship Application 2016

Background

The Life Course Centre (LCC) is funded by the Australian Research Council and collaborating partner organisations. Established in 2014, the LCC has its headquarters at The University of Queensland, with nodes at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and the universities of Melbourne and Sydney.

The UWA node of the Life Couse Centre (LCC) is seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD candidates. The LCC is investigating critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery. The aim is to identify the drivers of disadvantage, characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families across generations, and to develop innovative solutions to reduce disadvantage.

Scholarship Description

The UWA node LCC top-up scholarship is awarded to new PhD candidates of exceptional research potential undertaking a full-time Doctoral degree by research at UWA. See eligibility criteria for more details.

What it covers

Successful applications for full-time research 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 or PhD course fees. 

Eligibility criteria

Successful applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a PhD at The University of Western Australia 
  • Have an Australian bachelor's degree with 1st class Honours or equivalent; or completed a degree and have an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation.
  • Received an APA scholarship or equivalent from UWA.
  • Have as primary supervisor a UWA node LCC Chief Investigator or LCC Fellow and conduct their research at The University of Western Australia School, Faculty of Education.

Application process

Applicants must submit the following documents in one pdf file:

  • Cover letter addressing the eligibility criteria and an expression of interest detailing relevant experience and interests
  • Resume / curriculum vitae (max two pages)
  • Maximum two pages describing the proposed PhD topic (incl. aim and objectives, methodology, expected deliverables; and mentoring support provided)
  • Written confirmation by the primary supervisor that they have discussed the research topic with the student and the supervisor has sufficient funds to support this project for the duration of the project. This can be in the form of an email.
  • A copy of your tertiary studies final academic record, First Class Honours (or equivalent)
  • Contact details of two independent referees (not PhD supervisors)

For assistance in securing supervisors or to find out about potential student projects please contact A/Prof David Lawrence, Life Course Centre CoE Chief Investigator david.lawrence@uwa.edu.au

Applications should be submitted to A/Prof David Lawrence by Friday, 31 March 2017


Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship

Applications are invited for the Louisa Alessandri Memorial Fund Scholarship, valued at $10,000, which is intended to help students with physical disabilities to achieve their career aspirations. 

Further information:

The electronic Word document forms can be emailed or the pdf can be printed and completed in hard copy.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 30 September 2016. The Scholarship will be presented in February 2017. 

Enquiries to Linda.Watson@telethonkids.org.au  or Kathrine.Gee@telethonkids.org.au.

 


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

 


Improving Aboriginal Lung Health Award

Prospective full-time PhD Students

This project will accurately determine, for the first time, baseline lung function of Aboriginal Australians and develop lung function reference values to be used across all ages in Aboriginal Australians. The project will help address significant inequities in healthcare, improve diagnosis and management of lung disease in Aboriginal patients and assist in closing the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

This scholarship will assist a PhD student to complete their thesis relating to this project.  Thesis topics could be related to recruitment and retention strategies in Aboriginal Australian participants, pulmonary physiology, public health etc.  

Successful applicants will receive $27,500 per annum scholarship, up to 3 years of full-time PhD candidature.

Applications should be emailed as one pdf to Elisha.white@telethonkids.org.au by 4pm Monday 31 October 2016.

Further information:  Improving Aboriginal lung health Award application form or  http://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/scholarships/scholarship.cfm?id=2713.0

 


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 study@telethonkids.com.au

Further information and application process: Peter and Anne Hector Awards

 


Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Higher Degree Research Scholarship

Infectious Diseases Research (Honours, Masters, Doctor of Medicine or PhD Students)

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. The Centre's Scholarship Top Up is an internal funding mechanism to engage the best students in our research teams and programs.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A $5,000 per annum tax free for a Honours (1 year), Masters (2 years), MD (2 years) or PhD (3 years) at any stage in candidature;
  • $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 course fees.

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

Further information and application process: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Higher Degree Research Scholarship

 


End Rheumatic Heart Disease Centre of Research Excellence (END RHD CRE) student scholarships

Rheumatic Heart Disease Research (Honours, Masters and PhD Scholarships)

Currently under review, please check back soon.

 


ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre)

UWA Node Life Course Centre Scholarships

Disadvantage systems, mental health, education, language and literacy, child development research (PhD scholarships)

The Life Course Centre (LCC) is funded by the Australian Research Council and collaborating partner organisations. Established in 2014, the LCC has its headquarters at The University of Queensland, with nodes at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and the universities of Melbourne and Sydney.

The LCC is investigating critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery. The aim is to identify the drivers of disadvantage, characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families across generations, and to develop innovative solutions to reduce disadvantage. The LCC UWA node has scholarships available for specific research projects that fit within the LCC research themes.

The UWA node of the LCC is offering:

  • PhD scholarships - Equivalent funding as for an APA for up to three years with a possibility of a 6 month extension.
  • PhD top-up scholarships - up to $5,000 p/a
  • An additional amount up to $10,000 to be used towards the candidates studies

Closing date: 4pm Friday 25 November 2016

Further information and application process: PhD scholarship ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course

PhD top-up scholarship ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

 


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.

There are currently no future awards listed. Please check back soon.

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