Benefits of the scholarship
- a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,092 per annum, to support your living costs (2020 rate)
- a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
- opportunities to work with La Trobe’s out-standing researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.
Who is it for?
Future graduate researchers, Future PhD candidates, Graduate researchers.
See also: Artificial Intelligence Scholarship
Where is it available?
24 November 2019
24 January 2020
Molecular Virology and Structural Biology is a key driver to understand virus evolution and viral protein/DNA interacting interfaces, which are critical in viral infection and assembly processes. This information is vital for the conservation of animal health essential for a sustainable ecosystem.
PhD projects, linked to an ARC-funded project, are available to:
- characterize binding interfaces involved in circovirus protein complexes to facilitate the development of anti-viral options against deadly viral infections in native endangered avian species
- uncover molecular evolution of viruses through study of a novel virus recently sequenced from an endangered avian species followed by structural characterization of critical viral proteins.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
(1) have a graded Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 or above; or
(2) have a graded Bachelors (Honours) degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects; AND:
- a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or
- the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or
- you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years.
You must also be capable of working between groups and with outside stakeholder groups.
How to apply
- review details on how to apply for candidature
- contact Dr Subir Sarker with a CV of no more than three pages and a two-page statement on academic background and research interests.
- when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application by 24 January 2020, for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Molecular Virology/Structural Biology Scholarship.
- The University will carefully review your application and consider you for a Molecular Virology/Structural Biology Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in February 2020 if you are unsuccessful for a Molecular Virology/Structural Biology Scholarship.
Who to contact for further information
Dr Subir Sarker, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: Official announcement