2024 HDR Scholarship - Colin & Sue Beauchamp PhD Scholarship

Updated: 9 days ago

Status: Closed

Applications open: 21/02/2024
Applications close: 24/03/2024

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About this scholarship

This project will advance the treatment landscape for metastatic melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Although new therapies work for some patients, there are many that do not respond or become resistant to treatment. In this project you will explore protein ubiquitination (a mechanism that regulates protein activity within the cell) and identify potential new therapeutic targets.

The scholarship is funded by the Lions Cancer Institute (founded in 1989), who have a long-standing commitment to skin cancer screening and research in Western Australia. With this scholarship, the Lions Cancer Institute will support an HDR student to undertake melanoma research.

  • Future Students

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Higher Degree by Research

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident

  • Merit Based

This scholarship provides a living stipend of $35,000.00 p.a. pro rata indexed, based on full-time studies, for up to a maximum of 3 years. Successful applicants will receive a 100% Tuition Fee offset. 

Scholarship Details


Biological Science, Biomedical Science, Molecular biology, Molecular Genetics or similar courses

  • Experience of molecular biology laboratory protocols including tissue culture, western blots, QRT-PCR is a prerequisite.
  • A general understanding of the pathways involved in cancer progression is suggested.
  • Minimum English requirements: IELTS score 7.0 or proof of English writing/reading competence.

Application process

To apply for this project opportunity applicants must submit an email to the contact listed below. The email must include their current curriculum vitae, a summary of their research skills and experience and the reason they are interested in this specific project. All applicants must submit an eApplication for admission into a HDR course applicable to their chosen project research field no later than 1st March 2024. All applicants must submit 2 external referee reports Their external referee must submit a confidential reference on their behalf to [email protected]

Enrolment Requirements

Successful applicants will be ranked through a competitive merit-based process and be required to adhere to the Conditions of Award throughout their enrolment to continue to receive their 


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