Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship 2023

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is offering an IBD PhD Scholarship to the total value of $75,000 to commence in 2023.


The Scholarship makes a provision of $25,000 per annum for up to (3) years full-time. The grant totals $75,000 with funding commencing in 2023.

Eligible use of scholarship funds is limited to salary support only. Use of scholarship funds for project costs other than salary is ineligible.


Prior to applying, please read, understand, and agree to all the requirements listed in the CCA IBD PhD Scholarship Application Information document.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

Preference is given to proposals that align with the priority areas of CCA as listed below:

However, the Scientific, Medical and Quality of Care (SMQOC) Advisory Committee reserves the right to evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis. The decision of the CCA board is final.

For more information on priority research areas identified by people living with IBD and health professionals please read CCA’s IBD Research Priorities report.

Application Process



Submission of Applications

Requirements For Applications, Criteria For Decision and Reporting


Applicants are required to complete the official application form. Your application, excluding the required supporting documentation, should not exceed a total of 15 pages.  Please adhere to word number specifications if indicated.

Your application must be received by either post or e-mail no later than October 14 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

The application form requires the following information to be provided:

Confidential Academic Referee Reports

As part of your application, you are required to nominate two academic referees.  Following the shortlisting process, CCA will contact the nominated referees for preferred candidates to obtain a confidential academic referee report.  This report will be due to CCA by no later than Friday 19 November 2022 for your application to progress for consideration.  Your referees will be required to send these reports directly to CCA.

Review Panel

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of assessors, selected by the SMQOC Advisory Committee. The panel shall make a recommendation to the CCA Board who will make the final decision.

Reporting Requirement for Successful Scholarship Recipient

A requirement of the successful Scholarship recipient will be to provide the CCA Board with a concise summary of their progress in each calendar year of the scholarship tenure.  Report forms will be provided by CCA.

Late or non-submission of these reports will result in stipend payments being withheld by CCA.

The CCA Board shall have the right to publish or use in such a manner as they see fit, any such report, in whole or in part, providing due acknowledgement of the source is made.

To download and complete the form, click the link below and follow the prompts.

Application Form