Grants & Scholarships
A range of scholarships are available...
EMBL Australia Travel Grant for PhD Students
EMBL Australia will sponsor up to 10 of the best PhD students in Australia to train at one of EMBL's 5 European facilities, go to a conference or short course.
You can apply for $3500 (up to 6 weeks), or $7500 (up to 6 months).
Round 1 Deadline: Nov 2nd 2012 for travel between Jan 1 2013 to Jun 30 2013 Round 2 Deadline: April 5th 2013 for travel between Jul 1 2013 to Dec 31 2013.
For more information visit the EMBL Australia website
Travel and Conference Attendance Grants
VLSCI supports the travel and/or conference/workshop attendance by Victorian Life Science researchers and students. Grants can be made at any time and are limited to $3,000. Applicants must demonstrate how this activity will contribute to both the skills development of individual researchers and the capacity-building activity of the Victorian computational biology community. To apply please complete the application form on the Publications page.
General Ph.D. scholarships for studying in Australia
In addition to the Australian Postgraduate Award (deadline 31 October) some specific scholarships which may be relevant to this area of study include the University of Melbourne's A.O. Capel, the Stella Mary Langford and the Henry James Williams Scholarships and the AFGW Fellowship to Australian women enrolled for a PhD degree by research in any Australian University. Please contact the Graduate office of your University of choice to register for updates about such opportunities.
Studentships for M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), The University of Melbourne
The Master of Science (Bioinformatics) provides an excellent pathway for students wishing to enter the exciting field of computational biology.
A number of $5000 bursaries are available for high-achieving students undertaking the MSc (Bioinformatics) program, provided by Institutes such as the Petermac Cancer Centre, WEHI and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. VLSCI also contributes to these scholarships.
Selection for these bursaries will be based on academic merit and will occur at the end of semester one each year with all enrolled students being considered at that time - no additional application is required.
Ph.D. top-up scholarships
A small number of Ph.D. top-up scholarships are available to students engaged in projects related to life sciences computation and who have gained (or expect to gain) an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship. VLSCI Top-Up Scholarships are at a level of $5,000 p.a., and the current round allocation is for two years only, over 2013 and 2014, subject to an annual review of research progress. Allocation is merit based.
I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your ongoing support of my PhD research in the form of my top-up scholarship, help-desk support etc. Being in a department with little computational experience and with my supervisor at a different university, I am so very grateful for the support you have provided.
............Felicity Jackling, PhD candidate, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne
Support for other courses:
Another course which may be considered eligible for support from VLSCI is the Masters of Biostatistics as offered through both Monash and Melbourne Universities as part of the Biostatistics Consortium of Australia (BCA). Contact the Communications Manager for details.