PhD Top-Up Scholarship

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes Research

Application Form

PhD Top-up Scholarship Application Form

Background

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 additional funding up to $6,000 per year, on top of their PhD Scholarship stipend, full-time or part-time, contingent on satisfactory progress.

Eligibility

The JDRF PhD Top-Up scholarship is available to domestic students in receipt of a Research Training Program Stipend (formerly 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.

Applicants must be

  • Recipients of either a Research Training Program Stipend, NHMRC Postgraduate Award or a University-funded PhD scholarship
  • Not in receipt of any other PhD top-up funding
  • Pursuing research relevant to type 1 diabetes and its complications
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Australia.

letters of support

Two letters of recommendation must be sent by referees before 5:00pm AEDT, Wednesday March 15, 2017 directly 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.

Reporting

If successful, applicants will be required to complete an annual progress report, and will be sent a one-page report template that must be submitted to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au before annual payments are made.

Contact JDRF PhD-Top Up Scholarship administration through travelgrants@jdrf.org.au or 02 9020 6143 for more details.

Applications are to be submitted by your Institution’s Research Administration Office as one document in PDF format with the naming convention of:
“Surname_Firstname_Top-up.pdf” to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au

Please note: JDRF may reject applications that do not meet the requirements as indicated above and within the application form. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted without prior discussion with JDRF staff.

applications

PhD Top-up scholarship applications for 2018 are now open.

PhD Top-up scholarship funding occurs once per year. To apply for PhD scholarship funding in 2018, please submit an application by the cut off for consideration date.

  Cut off for Consideration Announcement of Awards
Round 1, 2018
5:00pm AEDT - Wednesday March 14, 2018 May 2018
Round 1, 2019
5:00pm AEDT - Wednesday March 20, 2019 May 2019

 

PHD TOP-UP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2017

RECIPIENT

INSTITUTION

AMOUNT AWARDED

Barbara Paldus The University of Melbourne $6000 per year for three years
     

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
Yoon 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