Diamond Synchrotron Scholarship

This scholarship is jointly funded between Charles Sturt University and the Diamond Synchrotron in the UK investigating mechanisms of viral innate immunity. The candidate will use synchrotron radiation to determine structures at atomic resolution, to inform detailed binding interfaces with viral: host proteins.

Prospective PhD candidates will need to apply via a competitive process (see ‘how to apply’ below).

  • Eligibility

    Must be able to undertake research in Australia and UK.

    The successful candidate must be able to spend the first two years in Australia and the next two years in the UK based at Diamond.

  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This stipend is valued at £74,488 GBP* (approx. $141,293.75 AUD), plus a £8,000 GBP* enhancement top-up, over four years.

    * Actual stipend to be paid in AUD and is subject to exchange rate variations. In line with the receipt of funds from the funding body, the exchange rate will be calculated annually.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to 4 years (eight sessions) for PhD at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: £12,000 GBP over four years, accessed directly via project funds.

  • Scholarship duration

    The scholarship is tenable for 4 years full-time equivalent for PhD studies, subject to satisfactory progress.

    NB. There is no opportunity to extend the scholarship.


A/Prof Jade Forwood
Charles Sturt University

David Aragao

How to apply

Applicants must apply for enrolment and send an expression of interest (including a full CV and a brief cover letter of no more than two pages) outlining their experience and research interests to jforwood@csu.edu.au. NB Please indicate your experience in structural or molecular biology.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications (including enrolment application, CV and expression of interest) is 30 June 2024.