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Consider a future in research and help fight diseases of global impact

Did you know that more than 17 million people die from infectious diseases and over 9 million people die from cancer worldwide every year?

Do you want to help reverse these alarming statistics? Do you want to contribute to a future free from cancer? A future free from diseases like influenza and COVID-19? So do we.

The Institute for Glycomics, based at Griffith University's beautiful Gold Coast campus, offers a range of exceptional Honours, Masters and PhD opportunities for the nation's future scientists. Study alongside some of the world's most experienced and well-known research leaders and scientists. Help us fight for a healthier future for all!

Explore the options for research study below and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us to find out more.

Research project opportunities

A list of selected Glycomics Research Projects is provided on the download link below.  These projects are geared primarily to prospective Honours Students.  However, they can also be further developed for PhD and Masters candidates.

Undergraduate students are also encouraged to look at the list of projects and contact the appropriate staff member(s) in the projects list, to discuss third year projects and work experience opportunities.

Download our list of research projects

Glycomics Student Scholarships

The Institute for Glycomics offers a number of prestigious student scholarships to undertake glycomics research at Griffith University's Gold Coast Campus.  The following schemes are open to both Honours & Masters students wishing to undertake a research project within the Institute for Glycomics.

Sally & Warren von Bibra Student Scholarship is worth $6,000 and one is awarded each year. Sally & Warren von Bibra are strong supporters of the Institute for Glycomics and have been generously sponsoring this honours scholarship scheme since 2003. View the application guidelines for this scholarship here.

Glycomics Circle Student Scholarships worth $5,000 each. The Glycomics Circle was established in 2015 and is a group of successful women in the local community who are driven to raising funds for Glycomics, in particular to support young women in science. One of their interests is to contribute funds to the Glycomics Student Scholarship scheme. View the application guidelines for this scholarship here.

Glycomics Student Scholarships worth $5,000 each. View the application guidelines for this scholarship here.

    Prospective students are requested to contact potential Institute supervisors to discuss suitable research projects, prior to submitting an application.

    The Summer Scholarship Scheme is now closed and will reopen again later in 2021

Summer scholarships

Every year the Institute for Glycomics offers Summer Scholarships worth $1,000 each to Griffith University students to undertake research within the field of glycoscience.  The research project must be undertaken during the summer holidays for at least four weeks (full-time) duration.

The final decision on timing and duration will be decided between the student and supervisor, who must be a member of the Institute for Glycomics.

Paradise Point Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank is a generous supporter of the Institute for Glycomics and has kindly agreed to sponsor a number of 2020/2021 Summer Scholarships.

Prospective students are requested to contact potential Institute supervisors to discuss suitable research projects, prior to submitting an application.View the application guidelines here.

The Summer Scholarship Scheme is now closed and will reopen again in July/August 2021

Higher Degree Research possibilities

Explore our research programs to see if they align with your research interests.

Find a supervisor

Meet our members and delve deeper into our individual research strengths and PhD supervision.

Dr Lucy Shewell's Experience

"I have been working as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Institute for Glycomics since November 2009. I was awarded my PhD from Griffith University in the field of Molecular Microbiology in July 2011. I also studied my Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours at Griffith University. I knew that the Institute for Glycomics was a leading research institute in the field of glycobiology and was attracting high calibre scientists. I have witnessed the Institute grow so much over the last 10 years and this positive growth and the expanding facilities has encouraged me to stay."

Higher Degree Research study

Find all you need to know about research study at Griffith, from degrees to scholarships and how to apply. Our Griffith Graduate Research School also offers a range of opportunities to enhance your graduate experience.

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