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About this scholarship


The Zinkernagel PhD Scholarship is named in honour of Professor Rolf Zinkernagel, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Professor Peter Doherty in 1996 for work done at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).

The objective of the Award is to enable an outstanding international1 candidate to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the field of biomedical research, based in the JCSMR.



$ 36,652

per annum

1 on offer

Payments made fortnightly

Payments made for 3.5 years

  • Student types

    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

    3 months extension (6 months extension for Indigenous candidates or those with an industry engagement of >60 FTE days)

Field of study

Biomedical research



The Award is available each year to a prospective or continuing international ANU student who:

  • is enrolled or will be enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, based in the John Curtin School of Medical Research; and
  • has completed overseas qualifications comparable to the educational level of an Australian Bachelor Honours degree, or demonstrated research experience, to a standard equivalent to an ANU first class honours

Additional information


Full stipend, HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship, relocation reimbursement, thesis allowance and recreation leave, plus additional medical, parental and partner leave.

No application for the Award is required as eligible students will be automatically considered.

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Contact us:

icon_human JCSMR HDR Coordinator