PhD Top-Up Scholarship

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes Research

The JDRF PhD Top-up scholarship is designed to support and encourage PhD students pursuing research in the field of type 1 diabetes in line with JDRF's mission - to treat, prevent and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications.

The Top-Up will provide successful candidates with an additional $6,000 per year, on top of their PhD Scholarship stipend, for the three year duration of the scholarship, contingent on satisfactory progress.

Eligibility

The JDRF PhD Top-Up scholarship is available to domestic students in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award, NHMRC Postgraduate Award or University-funded scholarship. Students must be pursuing research relevant to JDRF's mission - to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

ENQUIRE for 2017

Applicants must be

  • Recipients of either an Australian Postgraduate Award, NHMRC Postgraduate Award or a University-funded PhD scholarship;
  • Pursuing research relevant to type 1 diabetes and its complications
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Australia.

Application information for 2017

Applications must include the following:

  • JDRF PhD Top-up application form;
  • Letter confirming offer of a PhD Scholarship 
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications and presentations
  • Academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation - sent by referees

Applications must be e-mailed to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au. Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly by the referee to maintain confidentiality. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that these letters are sent on time.

Applications are closed for 2016

Please note - JDRF may reject applications that do not meet the above requirements. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted without prior discussion with JDRF staff.

 

PHD TOP-UP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2016

RECIPIENT

INSTITUTION

AMOUNT AWARDED ($)

Angela Lee University of Sydney 6000 per year for three years
Emma Scott University of Sydney 6000 per year for three years
Sherman Leung University of Queensland 6000 per year for three years

PhD Top-Up Scholarship Winners 2015

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded ($)

Michelle So Mater Research 6000 per year for three years
Helen Phelan University of Sydney 3000 per year for three years
Luke Carroll University of Sydney 3000 per year for three years

PhD Top-Up Scholarship Winners 2014

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded ($)

James Richard Monash University 6000 per year for three years
Ryan Farr University of Sydney 6000 per year for three years
Suzanna Pilgrim Monash University 6000 per year for three years
Wilson Wong University of Sydney 6000 per year for three years
Yoo Hi Cho The Children's Hospital at Westmead 6000 for one year

PhD Top-Up Scholarship Winners 2013

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded ($)

Gaurang Jhala St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research 6000 per year for three years
Aaron McClelland Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute 6000 per year for three years