Asthma Australia is calling for applications for a PhD scholarship grant

We invite Victorians early career researchers whose research interest is in the area of basic and discovery science and asthma to apply for a 3-year research scholarship worth $45,000 per year.

Over the past ten years the Asthma Australia National Asthma Research Program has resulted in significant contributions to important discovery science, clinical, and population health research projects, as well as PhD Scholarships and research fellowships to promote emerging researchers in the field.

Asthma Australia is dedicated to contributing to vital asthma research to realise our vision of a community free of asthma. That’s why, through the Ray O’Donnell Belgrave Lions Asthma Research Fund, we would like to invite Victorian early career researchers whose research interest is in the area of basic and discovery science and asthma to apply for a 3-year research scholarship worth $45,000 per year.

Discovery science has been at the core of Asthma Australia’s research program for decades. In this time we have had the privilege of funding the early careers of some of the world’s leading asthma researchers, who have contributed enormously to our understanding of asthma, getting us closer to finding a cause and cure and contributing to translation of findings to targeted and novel treatment options.

The 2019/2020 summer bushfires and the novel coronavirus of 2020 has brought this area of asthma research into sharper focus and reinforced the importance of looking deep into the lungs, and how they are impacted by these threats, in order to give clinicians, clinical researchers and consumers hope in regards to what therapies could be available to prevent or treat asthma provoked but such existential threats.

Asthma Australia is keen to hear from Victoria’s next asthma discovery research leader, who will tell us about their discovery research idea and how it will fit in the pathway to improving the lives of people with asthma.

Information for applicants

Grant Type PhD scholarship grant
Priority Area n/a
Location Victoria
Total amount Available $45,000 per year
3 years
Eligibility In addition to the eligibility specified in the PhD Scholarship Guide for Applicants, applicants must:

  • Not be receiving another scholarship from a different source for the same research project
  • Be undertaking a PhD in the area of basic and discovery science and asthma
  • Begin their PhD by end of March 2022
Applications open 19/04/2021
Applications close Sunday 18th July 2021 11:59pm
No late applications excepted.
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