The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program to support recently qualified clinicians to undertake research higher degree studies.  Four scholarships are available for newly qualified clinicians to undertake MPhil or PhD programs. This scholarship will be in addition to any University, Hospital, Commonwealth or Philanthropic scholarships candidates that might also be awarded (subject to conditions of the external scholarship allowing recipient to hold multiple scholarships).  Through this program, clinicians will combine their knowledge of clinical issues with state of the art biomedical research facilities in order to transform clinically relevant research into direct patient outcomes.
UQ Diamantina has a sum of up to $25,000 available to provide a scholarship or to top up a UQ scholarship.  The conditions of the scholarship are as follows:
1.       You must be enrolled as either an MPhil or PhD student via UQ Diamantina Institute.
2.       You should apply for a competitive UQ scholarship.
3.       Should you be successful in receiving a UQ scholarship, UQ Diamantina will provide you with a top up scholarship of $18,750 per annum for a period of 16 months (to a value of $25000). 
4.       Should you not be successful in receiving a UQ scholarship, UQ Diamantina will offer you a scholarship of $25,000 per annum for one year or $12,500 per year over two years, as agreed between you and your supervisor.
UQDI is a modern research facility where clinical and medical sciences converge in the translational research of cancer, disorders of immune regulation and genomic medicine.  UQDI is part of the Translational Research Institute (TRI)-‘translating laboratory success into benefits for patients’. UQDI and the TRI are based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane thus enabling UQDIs strong clinical interactions.
Applications are open throughout the year and each will be considered on their own merits. Applicants should first contact prospective supervisors to discuss possible research projects. Once a project/supervisor has been arranged then the formal UQ application process can be initiated.
For a list of UQDI research projects please click here.
Information on undertaking an RHD program at UQDI can be found here.
Please contact Dr Sandra Pavey or the UQDI Postgraduate Administration Officer for more details.
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