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PhD Program

The program supports PhD candidates to gain skills and builds capacity and collaboration in the NSW research environment, including between industry and university researchers.

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PhD Program Round 5: Biotechnology Industry Partnerships

Round 5 of the NSW Health PhD Program is now open.

Please note that version 2 of the Guidelines was released on 13 December and is available by clicking the Apply Now button below.

Version 2 clarifies the eligibility requirements for Industry Partners: government and not-for-profit organisations are not eligible to apply as Industry Partners. These organisations may be included as team members or collaborators.

NSW Health invites eligible host universities, in partnership with industry, to apply for Biotechnology Industry Partnership PhD Scholarships. The PhD Program supports the recruitment of PhD candidates to undertake innovative research projects. Round 5 is focused on biotechnology in conjunction with an industry partner.

Eligible areas of research include diagnostics, therapeutics and other interventions, research tools, production or bioprocessing that specifically use living organisms or parts of organisms (natural or modified).

Only research projects that improve wellbeing and health outcomes for patients will be considered eligible.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • fund research excellence among PhD students in NSW
  • fund PhD scholarships that will improve health and wellbeing outcomes
  • encourage collaboration, leadership and capacity building in the NSW research environment, including collaboration between industry and university researchers
  • grow the pipeline of NSW researchers in priority areas
  • build commercialisation capacity
  • ensure graduates leave university with the skills necessary to succeed in industry
  • improve graduate understanding of the diversity of employment opportunities in NSW.

Applications for funding close onĀ 12pm (AEDT) 15 February 2023. For more information, please see the guidelines and application forms below.

Key dates

Milestone Date
Applications open December 2022
Applications close 12PM (AEDT) 15 February 2023
Outcomes notified May 2023
Funding Agreements executed May 2023
Grants paid June 2023
Students recruited and studies commence By June 2023

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To apply

  • PhD Scholarships Application Form Biotech Industry Partnerships

    DOCX - 84 KB

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