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Opportunities for Research Students

Opportunities for Research Students

We offer a CMRI Research Award for successful PhD applicants.

See below for information on our programs for Undergraduate Summer, Honours, and PhD students.

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Summer Scholarships

We offer summer scholarships for second-year or higher students. Duration is 8 - 12 weeks between December and February. Applications close September 25th.

Students can enroll anytime during this period providing they can commit to 8 weeks of work in the lab. For more information, contact Summer Student Coordinator, Dr Pierre Osteil (

2020/21’s program was funded by Winc. See more about our partnership with Winc below.

Application round for 20/21’s program is now complete. Check back later.

About Winc’s relationship with CMRI:
Winc and CMRI have enjoyed a long partnership of over seven years. The alignment of shared values between Winc and CMRI makes them one of our most valued and respected Corporate partners, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing engagement and support. Since 2014, Winc has donated over $200,000 in support of the ongoing research being conducted at Westmead. Winc is committed to making a positive impact on local communities and help their customers to do the same.

Educational outcomes are a core component of Winc’s social responsibility program. In supporting the 2020 Children’s Medical Research Summer Scholarship program, their partnership with the Institute will continue to build on to this pillar and ensure that Winc is actively supporting the education of young aspiring researchers and scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute.

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We welcome students from any Australian university with a science-related degree to carry out their Honours research at CMRI. The Applied Medical Science Honours Program is run through the University of Sydney and offers a broad scope of projects relevant to Australia’s largest health and biomedical research precinct at Westmead.

CMRI Honours student coordinator: Dr Mark Graham (

Before considering undertaking a PhD at CMRI, please review our research teams section here.

If you are interested in a particular area of research for your PhD, make contact with the team leader via email. You may be asked to provide further details and meet with them.

If a CMRI team leader is interested in taking you on as a student, then you will be asked to apply for a CMRI research award and any other relevant scholarships.

CMRI offers a competitive PhD Research Award, providing a top-up on other PhD scholarships. Applications are open all year; more details about the application process can be found on the CMRI Research Awards page.

For further information, contact the CMRI Postgraduate student coordinator: Prof. Tracy Bryan (

View PhD and Masters database at the University of Sydney (filtered for CMRI) here.

View the Honours database at he University of Sydney (filtered for Westmead) here.

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