Australian and International students are invited to lodge expressions of interests for the forthcoming scholarships rounds that will include:
• RTP Postgraduate Awards
• WSU Postgraduate Research Awards
• WSU Vice Chancellor Research Scholarships
• WSU School of Medicine Research Scholarships
Scholarships are highly competitive and will be assessed on the basis of undergraduate (Bachelors) performance, postgraduate (MSc) performance and research output (primarily publications). Projects involving collaborative work between WSU and overseas institutions will be will be considered. The School of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) offers Ph.D. projects in a range of areas including:
1. Drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
2. Evaluation of plant-based anti-inflammatory drugs in mouse models.
3. Novel targets in the transition from acute to chronic pain.
4. Role of cortical and subcortical structures in migraine. 5. Clinical assessment and mechanistic origins of diabetic neuropathy.
6. New stem cell-based approaches to eye disease.
7. Maximising Sensory-Motor performance. 8. Auditory physiology and tinnitus
9. Vestibular physiology and interactions
10. Regenerative Medicine and lens development
Admission to the program is based on a competitive selection procedure. Applicants require a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology or a related area with excellent undergraduate marks, and a MSc with a strong research component. Publications in peer-reviewed journals are an advantage.
Applicants must send a detailed curriculum vitae and a statement outlining their research interest to HDR_SOM@WesternSydney.edu.au by August 18 2017.
The Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western
Sydney, a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region’s growth. The University is culturally diverse, with 2,500 staff and 40,000 students drawn from Australia and around the world.