Health Sciences Scholarships for International Students at Curtin University in Australia

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Дедлайн: 28.04.2017



About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

A PhD stipend through Curtin University under Dr Matthew Albrecht is available for a student interested in conducting research on animal models of psychiatric disorders. Specifically, the project involves behavioural and electrophysiological assessment of developmental models of schizophrenia. The interaction of the model with other developmental, behavioural, pharmacological or therapeutic interventions will also be investigated. While the project's inception is schizophrenia focussed, the model has relevance for a range of psychiatric disorders including autism, ageing disorders, and mood disorders. A range of opportunities exist for the successful applicant, including possible travel to the US to work with collaborators there.

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Health Sciences

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


Non-gender specific


  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Citizen

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Maximum number awarded



The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $26,682.00 AUD for a maximum of 3 years.

Eligible courses

A minimum of a Bachelor Degree (Honours) or higher in neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuro-/psycho-pharmacology, pharmacy, electrophysiology, biomedical sciences, animal behaviour, psychology or a related field. A background in more peripherally unrelated fields (e.g., computer science, philosophy, engineering) may also considered if the candidate can show a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience.

The candidate will be enrolled through the School of Public Health and will be located primarily at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.

Eligibility criteria


- 1st or upper 2nd class Honours, a Master Degree or equivalent

- Willingness to work with, and perform surgery on rodents (training will be provided) and a strong interest in Neurosciences, Neuro-/Psycho- pharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biological Psychology etc.



- Animal behaviour

- Animal or human electrophysiology

- Biological models of psychiatric disorders

- Immune system functioning and inflammation

- Computational/statistical strengths

- Psycho-/behavioural Pharmacology

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Please select base content

Changes to enrolment

Please select base content

How to apply

Application process

Interested candidates should email Dr Matthew Albrecht the following by the closing date:

- CV

- Academic transcripts

- Information for two referees

- Cover letter with a short (1 paragraph) description of past research experience and future research interests


Offer of this scholarship is subject to an offer of admission into a PhD at Curtin University


Need more information?


Dr Matthew Albrecht

School of Public Health, CHIRI

Curtin University



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