PhD Candidate - SOM: Targeting Astrocyte-Mediated Mechanisms Leading to Neuronal Toxicity in Motor Neurone Disease

at Western Sydney University - Graduate Research School

What does the scholarship provide?

Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset. International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver. Support for training, conference attendance, fieldwork and additional research costs as approved by the School.

International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC)insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia. This cost is not covered by the scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are keen to apply their skills to key issues in neurophysiology. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in studying neurobiological disorders neurodegenerative diseases.

The successful applicant should: hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications. demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to physiology, neuroscience, neurobiology or neurophysiology. have an understanding of the importance of research on neurodegenerative disorders. be willing to learn electrophysiological and imaging techniques applicable to neurophysiology. be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Campbelltown New South Wales Australia
OTHER
2019-05-09
2019-06-08

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