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PhD Scholarships Program

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PhD scholarships co-funded by the Leukaemia Foundation and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ).

The Leukaemia Foundation is helping more medical and science graduates pursue a research career in blood cancer by combining resources and working in partnership with HSANZ to co-fund PhD scholarships.

These prestigious doctoral scholarships are awarded to Australian applicants who demonstrate outstanding merit in blood cancer research. They are open to all areas of Australian research in blood cancers and blood cancer related disorders.

Applicants’ work must align with a least one of the Leukaemia Foundation’s research priorities:

1. Understanding the biology of blood cancers.
2. Precision medicine – investing in new, tailor-made therapies to treat each patient’s cancer.
3. New diagnostics.
4. Novel (new) therapies.
5. Innovative clinical trials and/or incorporation of real world data.
6. Prevention research including investigating risk factors and possible causes of blood cancers.

The PhD scholarship program offers applicants – early career scientists, nurses and haematologists – a three-year scholarship with annual funding of $40,333 (a total of $130,000 per scholarship).

The HSANZ has an existing grants and awards program and its review process, expertise and selection panel will administer the PhD scholarship program – scholarship selection (with representation from the Leukaemia Foundation) and grants administration.

The selection criteria used by the HSANZ is based on National Health and Medical Research Council scoring.

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Applications for PhD scholarships starting in January 2021 have now closed.

For more information including eligibility criteria and the application procedure please visit the HSANZ website >