AITHM Postgraduate Scholarships

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine has a number of PhD scholarships available for outstanding and highly motivated students with an interest in tropical health and medical research, who wish to commence a PhD in 2015. PhD projects will be available in one or more of AITHM's key research areas:

  • Theme A. Re-emerging infectious diseases, vectors and Australia's health security;

  • Theme B. Health Systems Research;

  • Theme C. Chronic Diseases with high prevalence in Tropical Australia;

  • Theme D. Molecular Development of Therapeutics;

  • Theme E. Genetic and epigenetic aspects of disease;

  • Theme F. Occupational Health and Safety.

Interested applicants are invited to submit an AITHM 2015 PhD Scholarship Expression of Interest.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to discuss possible projects with potential supervisors and submit an application for candidature for Higher Degree by Research to James Cook University. Dependent on PhD project, candidates will be able to undertake their studies in either Townsville or Cairns. Candidates should be highly motivated, and are expected to be involved in cutting-edge research that they will present at national and international conferences, and publish in high-ranking journals.


The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a newly-established health and medical research institute within James Cook University that is funded by both state and federal governments. AITHM's focus is on research in tropical health and medicine across a wide range of disciplines, with a particular focus on northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific.


$28,000 per annum


3 years full time


Bachelors degree with at least Class la or IIa honours, or a Masters degree with a research component or equivalent. Applications welcomed from Australian and New Zealand citizens/ permanent residents and international applicants.

Closing date

28 February 2015

Contact details/further information

Alex Edelman

Senior Administration Officer, AITHM

p (07) 47814150



Application Details

To apply for this scholarship, please contact for an application pack.