Applications Open For
iPREP Biodesign Round 2 2021

PhD students from all five Western Australian universities are invited to apply for Round 2 2021 of the iPREP Biodesign program running from 9th August - 24th September 2021.


The 7 week industry placement sees interdisciplinary teams of PhD students work together to solve problems and discover innovative new practices for industry partners. Participants receive weekly mentorship and professional development in the Biodesign methodology.

Virtual and remote options are available for candidates who are living outside of Western Australia. 


Benefits of participating

  • Industry experience

  • Leadership development

  • Build professional networks

  • Improved employability and references

  • Greater interdisciplinary understanding

  • Training in Biodesign methodology

  • Greater business awareness

  • New skills and experiences

  • Involvement in new/ emerging fields


All PhD student applications will be individually assessed. Eligibility may vary depending on your university and additional approvals may apply, please contact the iPREP Biodesign coordinator for further information

General eligibility criteria :  

  • You must be enrolled as a PhD candidate at a university in Western Australia and either:

  • have submitted your thesis for examination prior to the program commencement but not have your degree conferred before the end date of the round OR

  • be a domestic-enrolled PhD candidate at pre-submission stage with Confirmation of Candidature and must have consumed at least 2 EFTSL (Equivalent Full-Time Student Load) or 2 years. 

All applicants who are selected, must attend:

  • A 1st stage induction session to give a pitch to industry partners

  • If shortlisted to be part of a team, a 2nd stage induction prior to the program commencement

  • Must be available to complete project during the scheduled 7-week timeframe

Ready to take the next step?

Applications Close 16th July 2021