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New PhD Scholarship

Prestigious MWC PhD Scholarship available for 2017

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence bringing together world leading biomedical researchers from around New Zealand to tackle cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

One of our major roles is to train the country’s next generation of leaders in biomedical research. We are currently offering 1 project with a fully funded PhD scholarship to be taken up in 2017. This project involves highly innovative biomedical research and will be based at Victoria University of Wellington.

New PhD scholarship:

This prestigious post is valued at around $140,000 in total. It includes funding for tuition fees plus 3 years stipend at $25,000 per year tax-free. Generous working expenses for will be provided to support your research costs. You will also be eligible to spend time in other leading laboratories and training centres outside your home base, including overseas, and to access advanced equipment and facilities that can accelerate your research, wherever in NZ those facilities are based. Becoming part of the MWC brings the opportunity to interact with world-leading scientists right across the country, as well as their international collaborators.

If all this sounds good to you, the MWC would like you to get in touch and express your interest. Download the expression of interest form and send a single PDF file including the completed form, your current CV, academic transcipt and names of any referees if requested by email to or to the project lead supervisor.

To be eligible you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have either an exceptional academic track record or have a proven track record of research productivity. If you have any doubts about your eligibility, feel free to call us at: 09 923 5533. Successful applicants will be expected to start as soon as possible.