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We encourage students to apply for scholarships to support their studies at the Perkins. If you have any questions about the scholarships below, contact [email protected]


See below the Scholarshis opportunities offered in 2020.

Perkins Student Vacation Research Scholarships

Perkins invites applications for Summer Vacation Scholarships. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a student to carry out research within the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. These scholarships are particularly valuable for students considering postgraduate research degrees. It is expected that the projects will last for at least 6 weeks. It is a condition of receiving a Perkins Vacation Scholarship that the successful applicant provide a short written report of the result of the scholarship and give a 10 minute seminar on the project, along with the other successful applicants. There are eight Perkins Vacation Scholarships available valued at $2,500 each.

Application close off will be 30 October 2020
Successful applicants will be notified by early November 2020.

Download application form (DOC)
Application forms should be submitted to [email protected]

The Fred Luizzi Foundation Neuromuscular Scholarship

The Fred Liuzzi Foundation is working to reduce the impact of Rare Neuromuscular Disease on the Australian community. The Foundation has awarded a prestigious three year PhD Scholarship valued at up to $40,000 per annum for a suitable candidate interested in researching the genetics, pathology and pathomechanisms of neuromuscular diseases. Eligible students will possess an appropriate undergraduate degree (BSc. or MBBS with Honours).

This PhD project has strong links with Victoria and as such travel to Victoria to complete aspects of the project may be required. The project will be supervised by Prof Nigel Laing and Dr Gianina (Gina) Ravenscroft.

Opening soon, please check back.

Other unique opportunities

The Cancer Council of Western Australia offer a variety of funding opportunities for cancer researchers, including PhD top-up, honours and vacation scholarships. Find out more on the CCWA website.

The University of Western Australia has a search database which you can use to find relevant external scholarships. Find out more.

Student project opportunities

With new facilities, the latest technology and many opportunities for formal and informal collaboration it is an exciting time to study at the Perkins.


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