Prestigious scholarships

Joint Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute – La Trobe University Research Scholarships – express your interest by 30 September

La Trobe University is delighted to be partnering with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute to offer Doctoral scholarship opportunities to outstanding applicants to work on PhD projects jointly supervised by La Trobe and Baker researchers.

The Baker Institute is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes and has been making scientific discoveries to transform the health of the community for more than 90 years. Located in AMREP, one of the country’s most highly regarded biomedical research and education precincts, the Institute has close ties with leading healthcare institutions.

Applicants should hold a first-class honours degree or Master's degree in a related science discipline and be eligible to work in Australia. These scholarships support candidature in a La Trobe University doctoral research degree.

Benefits

  • a La Trobe Postgraduate Research Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of $27,082 per annum, to support your living costs
  • a tuition-fees scholarship. This is an RTP Fees Offset (domestic) and La Trobe Full Fee Research Scholarship (international)
  • the opportunity to work with leading researchers from La Trobe University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes
  • experience of both a university and research institute environment.

Baker and La Trobe researchers have collaborated to develop the projects listed below. Applicants should clearly indicate the project(s) they are applying for in their application.

How to apply

Applicants should apply for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on eligibility and how to apply for candidature
  • review the list of available projects (below) and then contact the supervisor listed for the project you are interested in. You will need to provide information about your most recent academic qualification and your grades or results, your research background, any previous publications and any other relevant information. You must have support for your application from the project supervisor to be considered.
  • complete the application form at Step 3 and gather the required documentation.
  • submit your pdf application by email to Dr Kelly Farrell at kelly.farrell@latrobe.edu.au.

Projects

  1. Immunopathogenesis of atherosclerosis and neural inflammation fibrosis in obesity

    Professor Ban-Hock Toh and Dr Joon (Kyungjoon) Lim - K.Lim@latrobe.edu.au

  2. Targeting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pathways to lessen diabetic cardiovascular complications

    Associate Professor Judy de Haan and Professor Grant Drummond - G.Drummond@latrobe.edu.au

  3. New therapies targeting the PI3K pathway for the failing heart

    Associate Professor Julie McMullen and Dr Colleen Thomas - Colleen.Thomas@latrobe.edu.au

  4. I-bodies as a novel class of anti-thrombotic and plaque-stabilising drugs

    Professor Karlheinz Peter and Associate Professor Michael Foley - M.Foley@latrobe.edu.au

  5. Maternal obesity causes hypertension in offspring: Role of brain neurotrophic factors

    Professor Geoff Head and Dr Joon (Kyungjoon) Lim - K.Lim@latrobe.edu.au

  6. Risk-guided prevention strategies for heart failure readmission

    Professor Tom Marwick and Dr George Mnatzaganian - g.mnatzaganian@latrobe.edu.au

  7. Detection and monitoring of neuroinflammation by FLECT technology

    Professor Karlheinz Peter and Dr Jacqueline M. Orian - J.Orian@latrobe.edu.au

  8. Role of the immune system in impairing microvascular perfusion in the diabetic heart

    Professor Rebecca Ritchie and Professor Grant Drummond - G.Drummond@latrobe.edu.au

  9. Microbial interaction with cardiometabolic disease

    Professor Rebecca Ritchie and Associate Professor Ashley Franks - A.Franks@latrobe.edu.au

  10. Enhancing the resolution of inflammation to treat the cardiac complications of diabetes

    Professor Rebecca Ritchie and Dr Colleen Thomas - Colleen.Thomas@latrobe.edu.au

  11. Novel neural networks approaches for improved prediction and classification of molecular traits

    Associate Professor Michael Inouye and Associate Professor Agus Salim - a.salim@latrobe.edu.au

  12. Pathogenesis of metabolic complications of HIV disease
    Professor Dmitri Sviridov and Professor Andrew Hill - Andrew.hill@latrobe.edu.au

Closing date

Applications for this scholarship close on 30 September, 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact Dr Kelly Farrell at Kelly.farrell@latrobe.edu.au.


Australian Futures Research Scholarships

This prestigious scholarships, established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Australian Futures Project, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in exploring how to build Australia's capacity to make decisions for a flourishing shared future.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,735 each year, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU FRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • an annual research grant of $5,000 for three years during your project to support research costs
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe's outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs in areas such as: entrepreneurship, IP and commercialisation, university teaching, research communications (including media training and social media)
  • personal industry mentorship from a high achieving professional.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017.

Find out more by downloading the Australian Futures Research Scholarships flyer [PDF 543KB]


The David Myers Research Scholarship

Each year the University offers the highest University-ranked applicants for a postgraduate research scholarship in each College the David Myers Research Scholarship. The scholarship is open to outstanding individuals, regardless of discipline or nationality. The scholarship includes a stipend of $27,500 per annum for three years full-time study for a PhD or 2 years full-time study for a Master's degree; a research support grant of up to $3,000 per annum to assist with costs such as laboratory consumables, fieldwork and attendance at conferences; relocation and removal expenses to a campus of the University; and, a thesis allowance of up to $1,000.

Please note that there is no separate application for this scholarship, all applicants for an RTP or LTUPRS scholarship will automatically be considered.


James T. Riady Research Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship, established by James T. Riady Scholarship and Award Fund, will be awarded to an outstanding student of Indonesian nationality to undertake a doctoral research degree at La Trobe University. Applicants should have a high level of achievement such as a first class honours degree or equivalent, and an interest in promoting and furthering an understanding of Indonesia and Indonesian culture.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3 years, with a value of $35,000 each year, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • an annual research grant of $5,000 for 3 years during your project to support research costs
  • the award winner will work with one of La Trobe's outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs in areas such as entrepreneurship, IP and commercialisation, university teaching, media training and social media.

Find out more by downloading the James T. Riady Research Scholarship flyer [PDF 969KB]


Fong Yuen Leung Medical Research Fellowship

This prestigious fellowship, established by the Fong Family Foundation, will be awarded to an outstanding student from China to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University in a medical research field.

The fellowship aims to further knowledge in medical research, to provide training for an outstanding graduate researcher, and to establish collaborative linkages in the field between Australia and China. The recipient of the fellowship will undertake a research project at La Trobe University in collaboration with a research university or institute in China, and will spend time at the Chinese institution during the project.

Features of the Fellowship are:

  • a La Trobe Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS) for three years, with a value of $26,682 each year, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFRRS) for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • a research grant of $15,000 to cover research travel and living expenses during the project.

Find out more by downloading the Fong Yuen Leung Fellowship information flyer [PDF 94KB].