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Shine-Dalgarno Centre PhD Supplementary Scholarships

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in RNA research? The Australian National University (ANU) is offering PhD supplementary scholarships for exceptional candidates interested in studying RNA biology.

As a PhD candidate, you will work with leading researchers as part of the Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation, to investigate the mechanisms by which RNA molecules regulate gene expression, protein synthesis and cellular function. You will have access to cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, you will become part of comprehensive program and network of RNA PhD candidates, with access to opportunities for building professional skills and engaging with industry in order to develop a better understanding around commercialisation and translation.

How to apply

We recommend prospective candidates to contact first potential supervisors to prepare the application. A list of potential supervisors can be found on this page - Meet the team | The John Curtin School of Medical Research (

Formal applications are done through the JCSMR PhD application page.

Applications for International Applicants close on the 31st August 2023 and Domestic Applicants on the 31st October 2023 for commencement in 2024.

For further information about the admission process to the JCSMR PhD program, please contact JCSMR HDR.