MDHS Runaboard Optometry Scholarship

This scholarship will support an enrolling PhD student who demonstrates research potential and intends to undertake research in the area of Diabetic Retinopathy in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, or its successor, at the University.

Applications open

23 Jun 2020

Applications closed

30 Sep 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be deemed as eligible for entry to PhD at the University of Melbourne according to standard entry criteria;
    • Have an agreed principal supervisor from the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, as evidenced by a letter of endorsement as part of the application process;
    • Provide a statement of project that aligns with the purpose of the award; and
    • Complete and submit all relevant forms and supporting documents.

    Note: It is a preference that the gift be utilised in a research program under the supervision or co-supervision of Associate Professor Andrew Symons.

    Selection criteria

    The award will be offered to the student based on the following:

    • The quality of statement of proposal and hypotheses;
    • The relevance of the statement of proposal to the defined purpose of the award;
    • Prior research experience and academic merit.

    The members of the selection panel will independently rank the applicants for each of the three areas described above, to create a selection score.

    This scholarship is subject to the MDHS Graduate Research Trust Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

  • Application process

    This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Please fill out an application form (instructions are included on the form).

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome within five weeks from the application closing date.

What are the benefits?

A fortnightly stipend in line with the value of the Research Training Program (2020 rate is $31,200pa).

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