Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

  • Category Foundation
  • Location Ballarat
  • Annual value $7,000
  • Open date 08/01/2024
  • Close date 01/03/2024
  • Study sector Higher education
  • Study level Bachelor; Honours; Postgraduate
  • Student type International
  • Student status New / commencing
  • Additional eligibility criteria
    • Indian student
    • Undertaking studies in a
  • Scholarships available 1

How to apply

Applications open 8 January, 2024.

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw imageAbout Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Dr Mazumdar-Shaw graduated from the Ballarat College of Advanced Education in 1975 as a Master Brewer with a Graduate Diploma in Malting and Brewing. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University in 2004 in recognition of her pre-eminent contribution to the field of biotechnology.

A first-generation entrepreneur, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw became one of the youngest recipients of one of India's top civilian awards Padma Shri in 1989 and then the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

Named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has made affordable innovation the foundation of her business model.

She was conferred with the Global Economy Prize for Business by Germany's Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Othmer Gold Medal by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in US for her outstanding contribution to biotechnology. Biocon, India's only publicly listed biopharmaceutical company, serves customers in over 85 countries and is committed to reducing therapy costs of chronic diseases like autoimmune, diabetes, and cancer. Through innovative products and research services it is enabling access to affordable healthcare for patients, partners and healthcare systems across the globe.

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a most distinguished alumna of the University and a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India, was honoured by Federation University on Thursday 5 March 2015 with the unveiling of a road named after her at theBiocon Logo Mt Helen Campus.

The Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2017.


2023 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2022 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2021 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2020 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2019 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2018 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

2017 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship

The 2017 and 2018 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw recipients both received entry into the Golden Key International Honours Society at the Golden Key new member reception at Federation University, Mt Helen, on Friday 20 April 2018.

From left: Venkata Rao Gondi, 2018 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw scholarship recipient; Abhinav Hira, 2017 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw scholarship recipient; and Mr Steve Davies, Acting Chancellor.