La Trobe – JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences | Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia

La Trobe – JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences - deadline 29 March 2019 

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the relationship between type 2 diabetes and mental health. 

This scholarship has been established by La Trobe University, Australia and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), India. 

Applications are invited from suitable candidates with Masters in First Class in Life Science / Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience / Nutrition / Pharmacy, including Pharm D, and related. M.D. degree holders may be considered. Those who are anticipating Final Results by the End of June 2019 may also apply. 

The focus of this research project is to investigate the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cognitive performance and to identify the genetic and environmental factors that influence the relationship. 

The PhD candidate will be based at JSSAHER, Mysuru, throughout his/her candidature, and will have the opportunity to visit La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia during his/her candidature as part of the research project. The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by La Trobe University (principal supervision) and JSSAHER (co-supervision). Upon successful completion of the project and candidature, the candidate will be awarded a PhD degree from La Trobe University. 

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or postgraduate degree or equivalent. They will also need to fulfil the English language requirements at La Trobe University. 

Benefits of the scholarship include: 

La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years with a value of INR 25,000 per month in years 1 and 2, and INR 28,000 per month in year 3 and the first half of year 4 of candidature, to support your living costs. 
Fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years (international candidates). 

Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia for up to six months during your candidature, including accessing a travel grant of up to AUD$15,000 (pro rata for six months) (upon prior approval). 

Opportunities to work with outstanding researchers at La Trobe University and JSSAHER, and access to professional development programs through La Trobe’s Research and EducationUnit. 

How to apply: If you wish to apply for these scholarships, follow these steps: 
1. Expression of Interest: Send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in a pdf file to the following email address: by 29 March 2019. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email. 
2. Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe on skype and JSSAHER in person, separately, during April or early May 2019. Interviews will take place at the JSSAHER campus in Mysuru, India. 
3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature. La Trobe and JSSAHER will carefully review your application and consider you for a La Trobe – India PhD Scholarship in Public Health. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be advised of the outcome of their application in June – July 2019. 

Closing date : Expressions of interest close on 29 March 2019. 

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