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Curtin University

PhD Scholarship in Cancer Research

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Office of Research and Development has a PhD scholarship available for Honours/MSc students with knowledge and skills in cellular/molecular biology and pharmacology.


This project is suitable for students with keen interest in cancer research. The high morbidity and mortality in many types of human cancer is often attributed to cancer cells that are refractory to conventional therapies, and thus clonally develop into recurrent tumours. The aims of this project is to understand the etiology of drug resistance in tumours, and to develop strategic sensitizing therapies and predictive biomarkers for refractory cancers. The ultimate goal is to reduce number of cancer recurrences and improve outcome of therapy.

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based

The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend of $26,682 (2017) tax-free which will be indexed annually for the duration of the award. The scholarship will be for three years with a maximum of possible extension of up to six months.


The tuition fees for a domestic candidate shall be covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP).




Eligibility criteria

Honours 1 in Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or related;

Master by Research in Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or related

How to apply

Application process

Interested applicants please email expression of interest to Dr Yu Yu with the CV and transcripts.


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to apply for admission via Curtin online e-application:


Scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course.

Need more information?



Dr Yu Yu


Faculty of Health Sciences


School of Pharmacy


Building 305, Office 105


Bentley campus


Curtin University


Tel: 08 92665063; Email:


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