Reminder: PhD and Honours scholarship applications at JCSMR closing Tuesday 31 October

25 October 2017

Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 31 October

The Australian National University (ANU) is looking for the best students in the world to join us at one of the best universities in the world.

You will study alongside leading scientists at Australia’s national medical research institute, The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), as they work on ground-breaking research which could change lives – and will certainly change yours.

While studying at JCSMR you may help to develop a vaccine for malaria or HIV, or make a discovery about the brain that leads to new treatments for neurological diseases like epilepsy.  Or perhaps you will make a fundamental finding about RNA that sheds light on genetic disorders, or be part of a team that discovers a completely new way to treat cancer.

This is an opportunity for outstanding domestic and international students to start their career in medical research.

JCSMR is one of the most prestigious medical research institutes in Australia.  Two Nobel Prizes have been won here, and our faculty have received many other awards.  You will be working with the best and brightest!

JCSMR is housed in a spectacular new building with state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, including high-throughput sequencing, electron and multiphoton microscopy, FACS, transgenic animal breeding and supercomputer resources.

As an ANU student, you will be able to attend many professional development and training programs that are offered by the university, including courses on statistics, professional writing and public speaking.  You will also be given the opportunity to choose a personal mentor from among our faculty.  Your mentor will smooth your path through your studies, as well as offer practical advice on how to build a satisfying career after you graduate.

Scholarships are available across all of our research departments, incorporating neuroscience, genomics, immunology and cancer.

To read about some of the exciting projects currently available, and to contact a researcher directly, please see:

For more information about applying to join one of our dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams at JCSMR please contact student coordinator - Tara Butler.