The Raine Study awards top-up scholarships to promising researchers

The Raine Study has awarded PhD Top-up scholarships, each worth $10,000, to two students demonstrating outstanding research promise using Raine Study data.

Ashish Yadav from The University of WA and Bereket Duko Adema from Curtin University will both receive scholarships from the Raine Study with an additional $2,500 travel allowance.

Ashish’s research is looking at the association of fetal growth and ectopic fat with cardio-metabolic risk factors in young adults, while Bereket’s research explores prenatal alcohol and tobacco use and the risk of substance use and adverse mental health outcomes in offspring.

Raine Study Director Professor Peter Eastwood said he was delighted to announce the awarding of the scholarships to two very worthy recipients.

“The Raine Study PhD Top-up Scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding research promise in the areas of human health and life-course epidemiology who can demonstrate that their research using Raine Study data will benefit the broader community,” he said.

“The merit-based top-up scholarships support the highest quality research students who utilise Raine Study data in their research and are enrolled at a WA university.”

The scholarships are available to students who have completed at least the first year of their candidature and can be held for a maximum of two years with a possible six-month extension.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant’s PhD must focus on data from the Raine Study, and they must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or hold an appropriate visa for the duration of their PhD training
  • be enrolled in a PhD as a full-time student at a WA university
  • currently receive a Research Training Program (RTP) PhD scholarship.

The top-up scholarship may be held concurrently with another external or university award, provided that this meets the conditions of the concurrent award.

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