University of Auckland Rutherford Discovery Fellowship PhD Scholarship in Molecular Metabolism

The Scholarship was established in 2017 and is funded by a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship awarded to an academic staff member from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, at the University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support a student to develop their PhD research project on a specific topic within the general area of understanding the role of Beta-Catenin in supporting insulin research and the transportation of sugar into cells.

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.

For more information about the awarding process for this Scholarship, download a copy of the regulations.

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Applicable study: PhD in Molecular Metabolism
Closing date: By nomination
Tenure: Up to 36 months
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: 1
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Up to $27,500 pa plus compulsory fees


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