MIME is establishing an interdisciplinary PhD program to support students and their supervisors undertaking projects related to the development of new medical technologies. MIME PhD scholarships are now available to support collaborative projects that are co-supervised by a clinician researcher from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and a researcher from the Faculty or Engineering or Faculty of IT.
Building on a donation from Monash Health, six scholarships are available for projects involving a co-supervisor from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. Similarly, four to five scholarships are expected to be available for projects that are co-supervised by a clinician from the Central Clinical School at Alfred Health. Additional scholarships are under discussion with other Faculties, including the Faculties of Art Design and Architecture, Science and Arts. Phase 1 of the process for awarding the scholarships is underway now – the call to clinicians to nominate areas of significant unmet clinical need with a significantly challenging research question that befits a PhD project. For further information about MIME PhD projects and scholarships please visit the MIME website (www.monash.edu/mime). Clinician researchers wishing to co-supervise PhD students should complete and return the Phase 1 application form by the 29th of June 2015. Clinicians and researchers wishing to be involved in the development of course material for training and development modules to be made available to MIME PhD students should contact the MIME Director of Research, Professor Laurence Meagher, directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).