23 February 2019.



(Partially Funded)


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The Functional Neuroimaging and Trauma Laboratory is a new lab led by Dr Fatima Nasrallah. The laboratory focuses on developing multi-modality methods to understand brain function. In particular, the interest is to apply MRI methods especially resting state connectivity in the understanding of traumatic brain injury.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years.

For three years with the possibility of 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants with backgrounds in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, neuroscience or imaging.
  • Applicants should have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent.
  • Commencement: Enrollment in the PhD program is in research quarters; and commencement in a research quarter is fixed to a specific period. Recipients of these scholarships may commence in any research quarter.
  • Experience with programming in Matlab or C/C++ and with SPM/FSL is a must. Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.
  • English Proficiency:- IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.
  • Visa requirements:- International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Doctor of Biotechnology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • $27,596 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

How to Apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link below. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will be given the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

First Step:

  1. Check your eligibility.
  2. Prepare your documentation here.
  3. Apply online here.

You should also contact Dr Fatima Nasrallah ( to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select ‘I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship’
  2. enter in the free-text field title of the scholarship: “Mapping the functional connectome: a window into understanding the injured brain”.
  3. list the enrolling unit as the Queensland Brain Institute
  4. enter Dr Fatima Nasrallah as your supervisor

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