Cancer Council Western Australia PhD Top Up Scholarship

Our PhD Top Up Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have outstanding track records in academic achievement, and the potential to pursue full-time PhD studies in cancer-related research. Research projects can be in the fields of laboratory, clinical, epidemiological, psycho-social and / or behavioural science. Applicants must be in the Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (or equivalent) - the PhD Top Up Scholarship adds to this award

Applications are now *CLOSED*.

Open date: 12 August 2020

PhD Top Up scholarships are awarded to highly ranked PhD students with a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend or equivalent.  The amount offered is up to $36,000 for up to 3 years full-time, with a maximum payable rate of $12,000 per annum. These scholarships are offered to students with an outstanding track record in academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD studies in Western Australia in cancer-related research.

The Baguley Family Bladder Cancer PhD Top Up will also be offered this year. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with an outstanding track record in academic achievement, and who is conducting research into the understanding and/or treatment of bladder cancer.


Please follow the guidelines outlined in thePhD Top Up Scholarship Guide to Applicants(199 KB) and complete the Application Form (73KB)

All recipients are required to provide an annual report for each funded year of their PhD.  Visit the 'Recipient requirements' web page for report templates.

For IMPORTANT information regarding recent changes to our funding and how to write a plain language summary please review the General Guidance Documents.

Applications close: 4 pm 02 November 2020

For more information contact:
Research Admin Officer
Cancer Council Western Australia
420 Bagot Road
SUBIACO  WA  6008 

Tel: (08) 9388 4343


Successful scholarships awarded in previous years