Tynan Family Molecular Horizons Honours Scholarship

2021 Tynan Family Molecular Horizons Honours Scholarship


The Molecular Horizons facility at UOW has established research themes to undertake studies and research at a molecular level. The Tynan Family, via the annual Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge, have established four (4) honours scholarships to support students undertaking Molecular Horizons honours research projects within these themes. In 2021, these scholarships are available for students undertaking honours under the Molecular Neuroscience Theme, with students working on mental-health related research particularly encouraged to apply. 

Molecular neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience that examines the biology of the nervous system with molecular biology, molecular genetics, protein chemistry and related methodologies. Molecular Horizons (MH) researchers within the “Molecular Neuroscience Theme” are involved in different areas of molecular neuroscience research. Through a combination of approaches, researchers investigate the mechanisms, causes and treatment of psychiatric illnesses (e.g. depression and schizophrenia), neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. dementias) and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. vanishing white matter disease and Friedreich Ataxia), with the aim of identifying new ways to better treat these diseases and disorders.

The four (4) Tynan Family Molecular Horizons Honours Scholarships provide $2000 per Honours Student and $4000 to each Research Supervisor for project costs. 

Open from 20/Jan/2021 to 21/Feb/2021