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 for research funding commencing in the second half of 2019

Closing date: TBC 

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.

It is important to note that the university funding available to PhD students will be taken in to consideration by our Pre-doctoral Grants Advisory Subcommittee when allocating the available funding. This may impact on the top up amount allocated to individual PhD students.

The Cancer Council Western Australia PhD Top Up 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.


Please follow the guidelines outlined in the PhD Top Up Scholarship Guide to Applicants(71 KB) and complete the Application Form (68 KB)

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.

NB: If applications are to be delivered by hand please leave applications at Cancer Council WA Reception, Level 1, 420 Bagot Road, Subiaco

For more information contact:
Research Admin Officer
Cancer Council Western Australia
420 Bagot Road
SUBIACO  WA  6008 
Tel: (08) 9388 4354
Fax: (08) 9212 4334


Successful scholarships awarded in previous years