PhD scholarship: Understanding pathogen infections and protective immunity


Enrolment status New students
Student type International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually. Single Overseas Student Health Cover (Approximately $3,800).
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 20 February 2020
Closing date 8 March 2020


A major goal is to understand the mechanisms of generation of protective immune cells. We have developed and use a number of in vivo pathogen infection models targeting the lung and intestine to track the temporal development of these protective cells. These models provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to examine the mechanisms that these pathogens employ to infect hosts and elicit immune protection or to subvert the host responses. Using a variety of approaches including multiparameter flow cytometry, systems biology and global gene expression profiling we aim to define cellular and transcriptional pathways in normal memory T cell and innate lymphoid cells differentiation and immune failure.


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 Professor Gabrielle Belz (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS

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

Applications are closed.


Professor Gabrielle Belz
+61 7 3443 8026
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

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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.