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PhD Scholarship, Cardiometabolic Diseases


Reference: 4143113

The George' is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide. Our team of dedicated researchers are among the world's best with a genuine passion for improving the health of people around the world. We are an innovative and enterprising medical research institution and this is an exciting opportunity to learn from the best and enhance your research skills.

When you join The George Institute on a PhD Scholarship you are becoming part of our thriving and exciting global institute at the forefront of medical research, where what you do matters. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact of the health of millions of people globally. We are currently offering up to 3 years postgraduate scholarship, which is available for a suitably qualified student to undertake research studies as part of their PhD degree. The scholarship is only available to full time students.

It is a requirement that the proposed projects fit within the broad sphere of study of the Institute's current National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant. The research done within this program will provide evidence about new methods of cardiovascular, neurological and renal disease risk assessment, prevention and treatment that will be relevant for millions of Australian patients and tens of millions worldwide. Positive results from this clinical research are expected to bring about rapid changes in clinical guidelines, public health initiatives and health service delivery. Further information about the program of research and its lead investigators must be obtained from the contact person listed below.

The scholarship is for a period of up to 3 years, but may be extended following satisfactory progress and/or funding availability.


  • Applicants should be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants should have a Master's degree in Public Health or Medicine
  • Enrolled, or willing to enrol in a PhD at the University of New South Wales

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $40,000 per annum, (inclusive of allowances).

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, copy of academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and the names and contact details of at least two referees

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications Close: 10 Jun 2018