|Enrolment status||New students|
|Student type||Domestic students, International students|
|Level of study||Higher Degree by Research|
|Study area||Health and Behavioural Sciences|
|HDR funding type||Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship|
|Scholarship value||$28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually|
|Scholarship duration||Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.|
|Opening date||12 December 2019|
|Closing date||19 January 2020|
Gram-negative organisms are a significant cause of healthcare-associated infections. There is only limited understanding of the clinical and molecular epidemiology of these infections in Australian children.
The overall aim of this project is to explore the molecular determinants of virulence and antimicrobial resistance in invasive Gram-negative infections in children and neonates. The student will apply whole genome sequencing techniques in order to understand the transmission dynamics of both susceptible and resistant invasive Gram-negative organisms in children. The project capitalises on a national surveillance study of invasive infections in children and involves collaboration between pathogen genomics, molecular biology and clinical paediatrics.
Before you apply
If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.
How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.
Before submitting an application you should:
- check your eligibility
- prepare your documentation
- contact Dr Adam Irwin ([email protected]) to discuss your suitability for this scholarship
When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:
- Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
- Select ‘I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship’.
- Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in ‘GRAM NEGATIVE‘ in the ‘Name of scholarship’ field.
A background in pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, or molecular biology would be preferable.