Dawson Bursary

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Not open yet

Benefit amount

Up to $4,000

Eligible study level

Graduate research

Eligible student type

Domestic and international students

Eligible study stage

Current study

Benefit duration



The Dawson Bursary is offered to students who are enrolled in a graduate research degree with the Faculty of Science, are undertaking research in the field of Biological Sciences, and are experiencing financial need. Preference is given to children of returned soldiers.


This scholarship provides a bursary of up to $4,000 to students pursuing graduate research in the biological sciences in the Faculty of Science.


Up to $4,000





Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this bursary, you must:

  • provide evidence of supervisor endorsement,
  • be enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Science, or Master of Philosophy Science at the University of Melbourne,
  • be confirmed prior to the closing of this application,
  • demonstrate Financial Need by completing the online Student Financial Assessment Form
  • be undertaking a substantial Faculty of Science research project that is significantly aligned to one of the below disciplines:
    • Anatomy
    • Bacteriology
    • Biochemistry
    • Botany
    • Genetics
    • Paleontology
    • Pathology
    • Physiology
    • Zoology

Preference will be given to applicants who have a parent who is a returned soldier.  Students undertaking purely clinical research in Medicine are not eligible to apply.

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates will be ranked based on:

  • The strength of the research and its alignment to the discipline of biological science,
  • Level of disadvantage based on financial need,
  • Evidence of parental returned soldier status.

Study level:

Graduate research

Student type:

Domestic and international students

Study stage type:

Current study

Study area:


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How to apply

Complete the Student Financial Assessment Form and submit the Dawson Bursary application form by the due date.

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