PhD Scholarships & Top Up Awards

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The 2015 round of PhD Scholarships & Top Up Awards closed November 14 2014 at 5pm.

Our aim is to encourage training and development of outstanding researchers and clinicians from within Sydney Catalyst units, who have the potential to develop highly significant careers in cancer research, and meet the overall goals of Sydney Catalyst.

One of our specific aims is to develop capacity in implementation research (ie. evidence into practice, T2/3 as per  CINSW model of translational research) and as such, applications in this area are especially encouraged.

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please download the 2015 PhD Scholarships & Top Up Awards guide.

Previous Awards:

2014

Following receipt of a number of competitive scholarship applications from a broad range of student members representing different Sydney Catalyst Member Groups, Sydney Catalyst is pleased to announce the recipients of funding for 2014.

Name

Project Title

Scholarship

Sydney Catalyst Research Centre

ALISON ZHANG

Alison dreams of skiing in the Swiss Alps. 

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Pharmacodynamic effects of the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitor, AUY922, in high-risk, localised prostate cancer

3-year full PhD Scholarship

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute; St. Vincent's Hospital; The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA; and NHMRC CTC, University of Sydney.

REBECCA MERCIECA-BEBBER

Rebecca would love to be holidaying in Europe right now.

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Optimising the quality and completeness of patient-reported outcome components of cancer clinical trials

3-year full PhD Scholarship

Cancer Researchers, University of Sydney

FAHAD BENTHANI

Picture Fahad cruising down the Californian coast in a convertible.

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Determining the significance of MCC silencing for treatment outcomes in colorectal cancer

2 year top-up research scholar award

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

ANGELA CHOU

Anglea loves seeing results after months of lab work.

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Novel therapeutic strategies targeting aberrant cell cycle regulation in pancreatic cancer

2 year top-up research scholar award

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

MICHELLE VAN GELDERMALSEN

Michelle has been asked if she's the next Walter White.

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Targeting the ASCT2 nutrient uptake pathway for development of novel therapeutics in triple-negative breast cancer

2 year top-up research scholar award

The Centenary Institute

 

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2013

 

Following receipt of a number of competitive scholarship applications from a broad range of student members representing different Sydney Catalyst Member Groups, Sydney Catalyst is pleased to announce the recipients of funding for 2013.

Name

Project Title

Scholarship

Sydney Catalyst Research Centre

VENESSA CHIN

Venessa is a huge fan of Byron Bay.

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Biomarker and targeted novel drug development in pancreatic cancer

3-year full PhD Scholarship converted to a 2-year top-up research scholar award after her highly sought after research was also awarded a full scholarship from the PANCARE Foundation.

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

PENELOPE DE LACAVALERIE

Penelope is living the dream.

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Chemo‐radiotherapy responsiveness in rectal cancer

2 year top-up research scholar award

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

NAOMI DELIC

Naomi relaxes with a bottle of wine & the TV remote.

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Cell co‐operation in tumour formation and progression of squamous cell carcinomas

2 year top-up research scholar award

Sydney Cancer Centre/The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA

MBATHIO DIENG

 

A randomised controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease

2 year top-up research scholar award

Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research (CESR) group, University of Sydney

KYLIE VUONG

Kylie celebrates her achievements with icecream.

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Development of melanoma risk prediction tools for use in general practices, dermatology practices and clinical genetic services

2 year top-up research scholar award

Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research (CESR) group, University of Sydney

 

The five projects fall across both the Sydney Catalyst T1/T2 and T2/T3 research themes and more information on them will be available soon on the Our Research section of our website.

 

2012

In early 2012, following receipt of a number of competitive scholarship applications from a broad range of student members representing different Sydney Catalyst Member Groups,  we announced our inaugural recipients from the first round of funding which opened in late 2011:  

 

Name

Project Title

Scholarship

Sydney Catalyst Research Centre

ADNAN NAGRIAL

Defining anti-EGFR therapy responsive phenotypes in Pancreatic Cancer

3-year full PhD Scholarship

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

ANDREW FARRELL

Andrew hopes to use his UK citizenship after he graduates.

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Effects of a novel hotspot mutation of Brm in non-melanoma skin cancer development

2 year top-up research scholar award (non-clinician)

Sydney Cancer Centre/The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

CAROLINE WATTS

Caroline's friends think she's slightly mad for returning to university.

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The cost effectiveness of managing individuals at high risk of melanoma in a 'high risk' clinic compared with standard care

2 year top-up research scholar award (non-clinician)

Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research (CESR) group, University of Sydney

DEME KARIKIOS

Deme wants to be stranded on a tropical island with his wife, his son, and a butler!

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The costs and effectiveness of anti-cancer treatments

2 year top-up research scholar award (clinician)

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney

KATE MAHON

Kate loves bringing up her young family in Sydney.

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The role of the acute phase response in Docetaxel resistance in hormone refractory prostate cancer

1 year top-up research scholar award (clinician)

Sydney Cancer Centre/The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

LUXI ZHANG

Luxi conquered Tough Mudder.

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Characterization of the Src-regulated kinome in human cancers

2 year top-up research scholar award (non-clinician)

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute

 

Further information about their projects is available on the Our Research section of the website.