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About this scholarship


Each year the John Curtin School of Medical Research in the ANU College of Health and Medicine may offer an award known as the Doherty PhD Supplementary Scholarship with the aim to attract students of high calibre, with clinical qualifications, to pursue postgraduate studies at the JCSMR involving a clinical research project, in order to facilitate interaction between basic biomedical science and clinical research.

The award was established in honour of Professor Peter Doherty, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Professor Rolf Zinkernagel in 1996, for work done at JCSMR.



$ 10,000

per annum

1 on offer

Payments made fortnightly

Payments made for 3 years

  • Student types

    Domestic, International, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study

Doctor of Philosophy at the John Curtin School of Medical Research



The award will be available each year to a prospective/continuing student who:

  • is awarded and continues to hold an Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarship, or a similar living expenses PhD scholarship;
  • is enrolled or enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the John Curtin School of Medical Research; and
  • holds an Australian Bachelor Honours degree with First Class Honours or equivalent,and has research publications and/or relevant research experience.

Additional information


The scholarship provides a top-up of $10,000 per annum paid fortnightly in arrears for 3 years or in-line with the student's base stipend.

No separate scholarship application is required as all eligible students will be automatically considered.

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