Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship

Contact Person: Professor Bill Price

The Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship was first established in 2009 through a gift from Professor Cho's family. Mrs Cho and her family created this scholarship to honour Professor Cho's lifelong work and research in microbiology and mushrooms. Professor Cho's academic legacy continues through this scholarship at Western Sydney University.

Western Sydney University is proud to support this scholarship through matching gifts with the Cho family.

Scholarship objectives

The objectives of the award are to:

  • Enhance the research outcomes of doctoral candidates studying Biochemistry or Microbiology at Western Sydney University.
  • Promote research excellence and innovation.

What does the scholarship provide?

One scholarship is available, providing a top-up of $7,500(AUD) per year to the candidate's existing full-time scholarship. The top-up will be paid in equal fortnightly instalments.

Eligibility criteria

The successful candidate must:

  • have commenced a doctoral program at Western Sydney University in 2019 or 2020 in the area of Biochemistry or Microbiology, or be undertaking a project with considerable emphasis on either of these areas; and
  • be currently in receipt of a stipend scholarship.

International and domestic candidates are eligible to apply.

Reporting requirements

Successful applicants will be required to provide an annual progress report in October of each year to Western Sydney University. This report will also be provided to Mrs Cho. This report is in addition to any standard candidature reporting requirements or milestones.

How to apply

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the how to apply for a project scholarship(opens in a new window) page.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

For questions and advice about the research project, please contact;
Professor Bill Price:

For questions and advice about the application process, please contact the Graduate Research School: Sydney University reserves the right to not award the scholarship.

Applications close 31 January 2021

*Applications close at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

Scholarship reference code: 2020_061