Baillieu Research Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a gift from the Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu and family, and is available to students undertaking graduate research in Architecture, Medicine, Law, Commerce or Economics.

Applications open

1 Sep 2019

Applications closed

31 Oct 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $97,200

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning; Commerce, economics and management; Law, legal studies and criminology; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • either:
      • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
      • be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining
    • undertake graduate research in medicine, law, commerce, economics or architecture
    • intend to study as a full-time student
    • have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
    • not have previously received a graduate research scholarship with similar benefits

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of academic merit and other factors relevant to the proposed research, such as professional experience, refereed publications, or specialist medical qualifications.

    Preference is given to lineal descendants of Australian soldiers (including members of the Australian Army Medical Corps Nursing Service) and sailors killed, blinded or permanently incapacitated (ie incapacitated for life to such an extent as to be prevented from earning a normal wage) while engaged in war service, with priority being given to World War I service.


    • This scholarship is subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions (as amended).
    • Commencement of the scholarship can be deferred to a following year.
    • You must acknowledge the contribution of this scholarship in any published or produced material which relate to the research project for which the scholarship was awarded.
    • You must provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship and give permission for the University to provide the report, your name and course details to the donor.
  • Application process

    Submit an online application for the Baillieu Research Scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application by the end of January of each year.

  • About the donor

    The Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu

    The Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu and his family presented a gift to the Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Fund. Once the original purpose of the fund had been fully served, the fund was to be applied to provide University Scholarships. The 'Baillieu Research Scholarship' was established for student undertaking research in Medicine, Law, Commerce, Economics or Architecture with preference give to descendants of an Australian soldier or sailor who had been killed or who had suffered total and permanent incapacity during their service.

    Read more about The Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu

What are the benefits?

  • Living allowance (stipend) paid fortnightly
  • Relocation allowance for students who are living outside Victoria
  • Limited paid sick, maternity and parental leave

For further information, see Graduate Research Scholarships benefits.

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