La Trobe University in Australia has announced the return of the four-year Shah Rukh Khan research scholarship for an aspiring female researcher from India to make a meaningful impact in the world. The scholarship was first awarded in 2020 to Indian student Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi, who eventually was able to travel to Australia to begin her PhD in early 2022.
The candidate will be supported with a four-year research scholarship valued in excess of $225,000 (AUD) to be completed at La Trobe’s state-of-the-art facilities in Melbourne, Australia. They will undertake research supervised by the University’s leading experts in a project aligned to the university’s research themes, which are linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The registration for the scholarship started recently on August 18 and will go all the way till September 23. In partnership with the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and La Trobe University, the scholarship aims to provide a life-changing opportunity for an aspiring female researcher from India to make a meaningful impact in the world.
University PhD Scholarship was awarded in 2020 to Indian student Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi, who eventually was able to travel to Australia to begin her PhD in early 2022.
As part of the prestigious four-year scholarship, Gopika is researching new techniques to protect the world’s honeybee population from viruses, pollutants and declining diversity in flora.
La Trobe University Chancellor, John Mansfield Brumby AO, said he was thrilled that Shah Rukh Khan had endorsed the University by offering another scholarship to an aspiring female researcher from India, as stated in a press release.
Mr. Brumby said Shah Rukh Khan’s philanthropic leadership led them to create a PhD scholarship in his name. “The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship recognises Mr. Khan’s extraordinary altruism, demonstrated in his work to advocate for women’s empowerment – including through his Meer Foundation,” Mr. Brumby said.
Interested candidates can submit an online Expression of Interest for the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship by Friday 23 September 2022.For more information about scholarship eligibility criteria, individuals can refer to www.latrobe.edu.au/srk-scholarship