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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 Scholarship opportunities currently offered.

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.

For an idea of opportunities presented for students, view the Perkins Student Projects brochure here. Applications for the Vacation Scholarship program will are now closed until 2024.

Prior to applying, be sure to review the Perkins’ Research / Labs and disease focus areas to know who you’d like to speak with, and reach out to get in contact with relevant Perkins researchers.

Contact us for further information on studying at the Perkins.

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.


If you need more information please contact us.