PhD Scholarship in Airways Inflammation Research (AIR)

This PhD project will focus on developing new drugs to treat incurable lung cancer, which is a leading cause of cancer deaths. You will specifically investigate how lung cancers hijack the body’s immune system in order to support tumour growth and spread. The project will also develop innovative ways of targeting inflammation in lung cancer.

Two PhD scholarships are available for candidates interested in undertaking cutting edge research in exploring how tumours in the lung stimulate a local inflammatory response that actually benefits cancer growth and spread. By understanding this process at a cellular and molecular level, we can then develop targeted strategies to eliminate tumour supporting inflammation.

This project is part of a successful NHMRC project grant aimed at developing novel therapeutic strategies to inhibit tumour promoting inflammation in lung cancer, thereby providing hope for many incurable lung cancer patients.

Value and duration

Up to $30,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years.

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

How to apply

Applicants should contact A/Prof Steven Bozinovski ( to discuss eligibility and the application process.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications will close when final candidates are selected.

Terms and conditions


A/Prof Steven Bozinovski (