The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) is a dynamic, innovative and ambitious research institute, comprising over 400 scientists engaged in research in drug discovery, design, delivery and use. As part of the top ranked Pharmacy Faculty in the Asia Pacific, we collaborate with leading pharmaceutical partners and our discoveries have impact worldwide. Our therapeutic strengths lie in neuroscience and mental health, cardiovascular and metabolic health and global health. We are committed to research translation and have made major contributions to collaborative drug discovery programs that have progressed more than 30 novel drug candidates into clinical development.

Key Research Areas

  • Discovery Biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics
  • Centre for Medicine, use and Safety

Research Achievements

  • #2 in the world #1 in the Asia Pacific for pharmacy and pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
  • Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 - Top rating of 5 in all sectors (well above world standard)
  • Pharmalliance with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US and University College London, UK



  • $ 40 million external research funding
  • Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study. More funding information and application deadline available here.

Research Projects

Find current research projects and opportunities here.


Doctoral Program