PhD opportunities

Are you passionate about a career in allergy research?

  • Six Australia-wide PhD scholarships in allergy research available
  • Three years full-time or six years part-time
  • $28,859 to $42,967 PhD stipend equivalent to NHMRC rates
  • Focus on a topic relating to allergy prevention, management or treatment
  • Align with drug, food, insect or respiratory allergic disease
  • Conduct a systematic review as part of your thesis
  • Exceptional Masters candidates with an interest in allergic disease will also be considered
  • Expressions of Interest close 30 November 2022

The NACE is offering PhD Scholarships in drug, food, insect and respiratory allergy research, which can be hosted at any Australian University.

Our Postgraduate Research Scholarship program is ready to train and mentor Australia's next generation of allergy experts.

Leading researchers in the field will supervise each Scholar, while our network of allergy experts across the country will provide invaluable mentorship.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to focus on a topic relating to allergy prevention, management or treatment, across one or more of the NACE Streams.

If successful, you will be invited to conduct a systematic review aligned with the NACE aims as a core element of your thesis. The three-year positions begin Semester 1, 2023.


  • 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)
  • 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 Stream Advisory Group most relevant to your research topic
  • You must be an Australian resident

Scholarships will be awarded contingent on enrolment in a PhD course at a recognised Australian institution. The Scholarships will provide PhD stipend only, equivalent to NHMRC stipend rates.

How to apply

30 November 2022 

  • Expressions of Interest with your CV and academic transcript due. Email to: 

December 2022 / January 2023 

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

February 2023 

  • Round one awardees announced

Semester 1 2023

  • Round one PhD Scholars commence

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