Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis WA $37,500 PhD Top Up Scholarships

Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia (CFWA) is a charitable not-for-profit association incorporated in WA, whose vision is of a world where Lives are Unaffected by Cystic Fibrosis

Today, as a result of improvements in early diagnosis, intervention, treatment and better pharmaceuticals, most children affected by Cystic Fibrosis (CF) are now surviving well into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with CF than children. 

The ageing of the CF population is seen as a great success story in which CFWA has played a role, however, this is placing increasing demands on CF services here in Western Australia and particularly adult services. 

Domestically and indeed internationally, there appears to be a shortage of specialists in this field who will meet these future demands as the population ages. So, after extensive consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, CFWA has offered a limited number of PhD Top Up Scholarships to encourage and support PhD students here in WA who are undertaking research in areas related to CF. This year there are two scholarships available to a PhD student working in this field however, applications from researchers working in an area of CF which has specific implications for adults living with CF are particularly encouraged. 

CFWA hope that these scholarships will stimulate a lifelong interest in this exciting area of research and thus increase the pool of talent in WA from which to draw in the future. 

This scholarship is administered through the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) on behalf of CFWA. The Scholarship is for $12,500 per annum for a maximum of three years. Conditions apply. 

Applications close on Friday 16th October 2020 at 5pm AEST. 

Emailed applications will be accepted but copies with academic records and a signed declaration must follow by mail. A funding agreement will need to be entered into with ACFRT. 

Application forms are available from: 
The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust 
PO Box 268 
North Ryde NSW 1670

[email protected]

For further information please contact the ACFRT on (02) 9889 5171