Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a well-qualified student undertaking a research relevant to cancer.

Applications open

28 Mar 2023

Applications closed

15 Sep 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $129,500

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an outstanding applicant commencing a graduate research degree, or currently enrolled in a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • be undertaking a research relevant to cancer at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR)
    • have a principal supervisor affiliated with the UMCCR
    • demonstrate exemplary skills in the nominated research area (cancer)
    • satisfy the Faculty’s entry requirements for graduate research, including minimum academic achievement of first-class honours or equivalent.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit, faculty scholarship score, demonstrated skill in the relevant research area, and career aspiration.

    The selection committee will base its assessment on the application form, academic transcripts, the faculty scholarship score, the student's project proposal, CV and referee reports.

  • Application process

    Commencing graduate research students must submit a course application and the Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship application.

    Current graduate research students must complete the Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship application.

    Please note, the Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship application is a word document which you must request from and submit by the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Margaret Stewardson and Irene Stewardson

    Margaret Stewardson was born in London on March 28th 1901 and Irene Stewardson was born in London on March 2nd 1904. Because of the success of a family enterprise Extruded Metals Pty Ltd, Irene and Margaret were able to settle the donor Trust and ultimately facilitate the gift.

What are the benefits?

A fortnightly allowance of approximately $37,000 per annum (pro rata) for up to 3.5 years.

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