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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship for Indigenous Genomics Program

Applications are now open for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship for Indigenous Genomics Program, closing 5 pm Thursday 25 January 2024 (AEDT)

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship for Indigenous Genomics Program has been generously established to support excellence in research by a student commencing post graduate studies in the area of Indigenous genomics, within the Australian Alliance for Indigenous Genomics (ALIGN) network.

The successful candidate will receive $25,000 over 4 years of their PhD, commencing January 2024.

The scholarship is open to individuals who are pursuing a post graduate research degree in a field associated with Indigenous genomics or an equivalent qualification at an Australian university or research institute, with a supervisory team that includes members of the ALIGN network. Applicants must be planning to commence their PhD by March 2024, or be within 6 months of enrollment in their PhD at the time of application.

For further details on how to apply, please download the guidelines here.


 Research Opportunities with ALIGN

The ALIGN network have a number of funded opportunities for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to undertake studies.

These projects span the breadth of Indigenous genomics research, from biomedical science, public health and policy, data science and law and ethics. 

Projects include:

  • Primary Care and Genomics – ATSICCHO and genetic health services’ capacity building and service integration 
  • Developing culturally-appropriate genomics data systems for a new-era of Indigenous Genomics
  • Investigating the sex differences in Cardiovascular and Type-2 Diabetes disease risk in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Standardising technical standards and approaches to supporting data sharing in Indigenous genomics
  • Equity in Genomics – defining future genomics research and care to reduce health inequality
  • Functional genomics approach to investigate CVD variants of uncertain significance in Indigenous Australians
  • Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Kinship and Inheritance as a Basis for Communicating Genomics
  • Knowledge Tree: Unlocking the voice of Indigenous people and communities for equitable and precise health care

For more details of these projects, please download the ALIGN HDR Opportunities document– link will open in a new window.

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Honours Scholarship in Indigenous Genomics

The University of Sydney are offering a scholarship for honours level Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in using genomics. The research focus is to help communities tackle a Type-2 Diabetes and related Cardiometabolic diseases. Click here for more information 

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