Dawson Bursary

This bursary provides financial support for graduate research students studying a branch of the biological sciences, with preference given to children of returned soldiers.

Applications open

9 Nov 2020

Applications closed

7 Mar 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $4,000

Applicable study areas

Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Science in the biological sciences

    Selection criteria

    Applicants must be undertaking research in anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, botany, genetics, palaeontology, pathology, physiology or zoology, excluding purely clinical research in Medicine. Preference is given to children of returned soldiers and consideration is given to your financial circumstance.

  • Application process

    To apply, complete the following two steps:

    1. Apply for the Dawson Bursary via the button below.
    2. Apply for a financial need assessment by submitting a Student Financial Assessment Form via the University's Scholarship Office.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified by May.

What are the benefits?

This scholarship provides a bursary of up to $3700 to students pursuing graduate research in the biological sciences in the Faculty of Science.

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