MNI Strategic Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2017 MNI Strategic Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships.

The MNI Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are made available to support students who have demonstrated that they are outstanding graduates in their discipline. For 2017, three strategic Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships were made available to MNI by the University, which we refer to as “MNI Strategic Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships”. The scholarship comprises $3,000 as a scholarship top-up (stipend) for the successful student to assist  with living expenses during their PhD candidature, plus $2,000 made available to the students’ host laboratory, for each year over 3 years.

Scholarships are awarded following a competitive application process, to the top-ranked applicants who have have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate studies and who undertake a PhD at the University in neuroscience, science, biomedical science, chemistry or other related disciplines, and who have obtained overall marks in the highest grade band. We congratulate each awardee commencing 2017, and wish them continued success in their future research.

1. Laura Ellet – (Department of Pathology): “The role of prion strain in disease progression and pathogenesis”

2. Hayley Jach – (Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences): Towards a Neurobiologically Plausible Model of Personality”

3. Madeline Nicholson – (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience): “Investigating the roles of nerve cell signals in enhancing brain myelination”.