PhD opportunities

Career Opportunities: Insect Allergy PhD Scholarship

  • Advance your career in insect allergy research
  • $28,859 to $42,967 PhD stipend equivalent to NHMRC rates
  • Three years full-time or six years part-time
  • Focus on a topic relating to insect allergy prevention, management or treatment
  • Conduct a systematic review as part of your thesis
  • Start semester 2, 2023
  • Expressions of Interest close 5pm, 28 February 2023

Australia is home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures – insect bite and sting allergy is one of the leading causes of fatal anaphylaxis in the country. To help accelerate our research, the NACE is calling on the next generation of allergy experts to apply for a PhD opportunity that will focus on prevention, management or treatment of insect allergy.

A leading researcher in the field will supervise your PhD, while you receive mentorship from the NACE network of allergy research experts across Australian and New Zealand.

If successful, you will be invited to conduct a systematic review aligned with the NACE aims as a core element of your thesis.


  • Graduates with minimum Honours degree - or equivalent - in the fields of molecular, biological and medical sciences, population health and statistics, data linkage, health economics and healthcare policy OR
  • Healthcare professionals, including - but not limited to - allergy/immunology or respiratory trainees/fellows, general paediatricians, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals
  • Successful completion of Honours or Masters by PhD start date
  • First year PhD candidates (currently unfunded)
  • Exceptional Masters candidates with an interest in insect allergy will also be considered
  • You are driven to be part of Australia’s next generation of allergy researchers
  • You and your primary supervisor must be NACE members – join here
  • One member of your supervisory panel must be a member of the NACE Insect Allergy Stream Advisory Group 
  • You must be an Australian resident

How to apply

1 February 2023 

  • Expressions of Interest for an insect allergy PhD open

5pm, 28 February 2023

  • EOIs close. Email your EOI form, CV and academic transcript to:

March 2023

  • Successful EOI applicants will be advised of the next steps in the application process 

April 2023 

  • Awardee announced

Semester 2 2023

  • PhD Scholar commences

Download and complete your Expression of Interest form

Email your EOI, CV and academic record to


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