Eccles PhD Scholarship in Medical Sciences


Each year the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) may offer an Eccles PhD Scholarship in Medical Sciences.

The scholarship aims to attract international students of high calibre to pursue higher degree research, at JCSMR, in Neurosciences.

Field of study

Medical Sciences


The award will be available to a prospective student who:

  • is an international student;
  • is enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University;
  • holds an Australian Bachelor Honours degree with First Class Honours or equivalent, and has research publications and/or relevant research experience.


The scholarship will provide for an annual living expense stipend paid fortnightly in arrears, and a fee-waiver scholarship for international students.  The scholarship also provides allowances for thesis reimbursement as well as paid medical, maternity and paternity leave.

How to apply

There is no separate scholarship application as students are automatically considered based on meeting the eligibility criteria or conditions prescribed under the Eligibility section.

Further information

 In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers International students are required to apply for admission by 31 August.

It is strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application for admission, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.