Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community, Science, technology and engineering and mathematics

What you'll receive

  • The successful PhD applicant will receive a living allowance of AU$28,597pa for three years, indexed annually.
  • The successful MPhil applicant will receive a living allowance of AU$28,597pa for 18 months, indexed annually.
  • The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs.
  • A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.
  • Successful international students will be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship, if successful in receiving the scholarship


  • Meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (IF49) and Master of Philosophy (IF80)
  • Completed undergraduate degree with First or Second Class Division 1 Honours in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Proposed project aligned to the Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health and undertaken under the primary supervision of an investigator within the Centre.
  • Onshore, international students must commence their studies this year, in 2021.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the faculty's Doctor of Philosophy eligibility criteria.
  • Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, preference and priority will be given to Australian and New Zealand students and resident international students. However, exceptional international applicants will be considered.
  • Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.
  • The provision of a scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission to the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy course. Eligibility for admission to a research degree is determined by the Graduate Research Centre.

How to apply

Candidates are required to discuss potential projects with investigators in the Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health prior to submitting an expression of interest.

Please submit the following documents to

  • your updated CV
  • academic transcripts
  • outline of your research interests

What happens next?

  • Successful applicants will be invited to apply and must be accepted into QUT’s Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy programs to receive this scholarship.
  • How to apply for a research degree
  • Indicate your interest in this scholarship by nominating the Centre investigator as principal supervisor and include the name of this scholarship in the financial details section.
  • Applications will remain open until suitable candidates are found.


The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) or QUT Postgraduate Research Award (International).

About the scholarship

The Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health combines innovative and experienced researchers across a range of disciplines with a focus on improving human health through genomics-driven discoveries.

The Centre’s research spans the design, development, and application of methods for genomic discovery, analysis and translation to advance genomics-driven healthcare and drive outcomes in the real world of clinical and personalised health. Research particularly focuses on diagnostics and therapeutics, in combination with existing clinical trial capabilities, functional genomics, complex trait genomics, stem cell genomics, ageing and genomics, pharmacogenomics, genomic epidemiology, statistical genetics and ‘omics analyses, bioinformatics, chronic disease genomic investigations, genomics guided therapeutic development and genomic technologies.

The core research areas of the Centre are:

  • Genomic Epidemiology and Analysis
  • Diagnostics and Functional Genomics
  • Genomic Instability and Disease
  • Translational and Pharmacogenomics
  • Personalised Therapies

We invite highly motivated, committed candidates with an ability to work collaboratively to discuss proposed projects and/or research opportunities with Chief Investigators within the Centre and apply for a Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health funded Scholarships.

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