PhD Scholarship: Development of theranostic nanomaterials


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 2 December 2019
Closing date 16 December 2019


Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. Chronic inflammation might lead to a host of diseases, such as hay fever, periodontitis, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer. For example, in atherosclerosis, inflammation plays a key role in all stages from initiation of plaque development to transition of a plaque from stable to a rupture-prone state. This project will investigate novel approaches to develop nanomaterials that combine both therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities for inflammatory diseases in one dose.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Dr Hang Ta (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s


Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Graduate School's website.

Selection criteria

To be considered, you must:

- meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

- have experience with nanomaterial synthesis and characterisation

- have experience working with cell culture

- have publications in the field of nanomedicine

Applications are closed.


Dr Hang Ta
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.