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Location University of Sydney, Brain and Mind research Institute
App. deadline 21/07/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships

The research program at the University of Sydney is dedicated to exploring the medicinal potential of cannabis and the cannabinoids. A wide range of chemistry, cellular, preclinical and clinical PhD projects are available for consideration that involve the development and evaluation of cannabis-based treatments for conditions such as of epilepsy, pain, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodegenerative conditions and cancer. Projects may involve areas such as medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, electrophysiology, high throughput screening, animal and cellular models of disease, human psychopharmacology, drug policy and clinical trials. Projects will involve supervision by the Academic and/or Associate Directors of the Lambert Initiative or their specialist collaborators. This is an exciting opportunity for ambitious and enthusiastic graduate students to contribute to a fast-paced program of research that will have a major societal impact.

To assist students undertaking this research, a supplementary scholarship has been established to support the living costs of students while completing their studies.

1. The Scholarship is open to applicants with an unconditional full-time offer to study for a PhD in cannabinoid research within the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.

2. Applicants must have an honours or masters degree in medicine, pharmacy or Science and demonstrate an interest in cannabinoid research. Applicants should also have preclinical or clinical research experience.

3. Applicants must also be in recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that will provide a stipend allowance.

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

1. academic merit,

2. curriculum vitae,

3. area of study and research proposal,

4. a cover letter which demonstrates interest and any experience in cannabinoid, preclinical or clinical research.

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

Amount awarded:
1. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend top-up allowance of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. A six month extension is possible

2. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

3. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another area of research.

4. No other amount is payable.

Application guide:
Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Jonathon Arnold, Associate Director of the Lambert Initiative, Email: Website:

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

A/Prof Jonathon Arnold
+612 9351 0812