Three-year PhD funding available

Three-year PhD funding available

Three-year PhD funding available for Australian research groups working in basic and discovery science

We invite Australian research groups to apply for funding for a PhD student for 3 years in the area of basic and discovery science and asthma, worth $45,000 per year.

Asthma Australia is dedicated to contributing to vital asthma research to realise our vision of a community free of asthma. That’s why we would like to invite research groups working in the area of basic and discovery science and asthma to apply for funding for a three-year PhD 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 Australia’s leading researchers, who will tell us about their discovery research idea and how it can be furthered/achieved with a PhD candidate.


Information for applicants

Grant Type PhD Funding for research group
Priority Area n/a
Location National
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:
Appoint a PhD candidate (at the beginning of their PhD program) to begin their PhD by 1 July 2022
Applications open 1st November 2021
Applications close Monday 31st January 2022 11:59pm
No late applications excepted. 
Relevant documents PhD Funding: Guide for applicants
PhD Funding: Application form
Consumer Review Form

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