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Scholarship details

2022 HDR Scholarship, School of Molecular and Life Sciences

Status: Open

Applications open: 15/03/2022
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

Three PhD student scholarships are available in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University, Australia. The successful candidates will work with Associate Professor Guohua Jia on his Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship project (2D nanomaterial heterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen production), ARC Discovery project (Inorganic/organic Hybrids for flexible thermoelectric generators) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Zelman Cowen Academic Initiatives (ZCAI) Joint Project (Modern X-ray detectors based on 2D metal halide perovskites). These projects aim to develop inorganic nanocrystals with controlled size, shape, composition that are responsive to light, heat and x-ray towards energy harvesting and storage, thermoelectric and optoelectronic devices. This scholarship application is open until filled.

  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

  • The successful candidate will receive a stipend valued around $29,000 per annum.
  • The duration of the scholarship shall be for three years with a possible extension of up to six months provided the student meets eligibility guidelines as per the conditions of award.
  • The scholarship will cover tuition fees for the duration of the award.

Scholarship Details


Doctor of Chemistry

  • For both domestic and international students.
  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor degree (first-class honours or upper second-class honours) in Chemistry, Materials Engineering or related fields.
  • Language requirement: IELTS, Overall 6.5, Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening 6.0 or TOEFL, Overall 79, Reading, 13, Listening 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21. Details can be found at
  • Other general admission requirements and procedures can be found at
  • Applicants with either Master or Bachelor degrees with scientific publications and research experiences in chemistry, materials science, electronic devices or related fields are preferred.

Application process

To apply, please send your expression of interest together with your CV, English score, qualifications, publications and transcripts to Associate Professor Guohua Jia via email

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must complete their milestone 1 within 6 month of enrolment and remain enrolled on a full time basis for the duration of the scholarship


Dr Guohua Jia

Associate Professor

School of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS), Curtin University


Phone: +61 8 9266 7882


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