Applications are now 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 WA + Perth Biodesign program running mid year (timelines TBA)


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

  • Increased confidence

  • Leadership development

  • Build your professional network

  • Improved employability and references

  • Greater interdisciplinary understanding

  • Training in Biodesign methodology

  • Greater business awareness

  • New skills and experiences

  • Involved in new/ emerging fields


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. For more information see the eligibility criteria in the Student Guidelines

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

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