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Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to support PhD students to conduct translational research into bowel cancer at the Kolling Institute.

Highlights

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$10,000 stipend (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is a $10,000 stipend (per year, for up to 3.5 years). The recipient will also have up to $4000 per year for the same duration through their research supervisor to support their research project costs, subject to budget approval.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • also be a recipient of a primary scholarship that will provide a stipend allowance
  • have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in the Faculty of Science
  • conduct research into bowel cancer in a translational context under the supervision of Professor Mark Molloy
  • have an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
  • have at least one of the following:
    i. completed their medical training
    ii. a background in medical science, biochemistry or bioinformatics. 

Background

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct translational research in the area of bowel (colorectal) cancer at the Kolling Institute in the Royal North Shore Hospital.

The research will be focused on improving the outcomes of bowel cancer patients through better understanding of disease development, spread, treatment and prevention. 

1. Background

a. A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct translational research in the area of bowel (colorectal) cancer at the Kolling Institute in the Royal North Shore Hospital.

b. The research will be focused on improving the outcomes of bowel cancer patients through better understanding of disease development, spread, treatment and prevention.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicant having an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must conduct research into bowel cancer in a translational context under the supervision of Professor Mark Molloy.

c. Applicants must have an honours or masters degree in Medicine or Science.

d. Applicants must have at least one of the following:

I. completed their medical training, and/or

II. a background in medical science, biochemistry or bioinformatics.

e. Applicants must also be in recipient of a primary scholarship that will provide a stipend allowance.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

i. academic merit,

ii. curriculum vitae,

iii. area of study and research proposal, and

iv. a cover letter which demonstrates interest and experience in cancer research or ‘omics research.

b. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of Professor Mark Molloy.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory performance.

b. No extension will be allowed.

c. The Scholarship recipient will also have up to $4,000 per annum for the same duration applicable in clause 4.a available through their Research Supervisor to support their research project costs, subsequent to the approval of a budget.

d. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another area of research.

e. No other amount is payable.

f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship.

7. Research Overseas

b. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship.

8. Suspension

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

V. on receipt of another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary rate paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary scholarship of the higher value prevails,

VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,

II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. Stipend payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.