Carol Willesee PhD Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Amy Rebecca Willesee, Lucy Charlotte Willesee and Joanna Claire Willesee who organised an appeal in memory of their mother, Carol Dorothy Mackay Willesee (nee Bett). The scholarship is awarded to Australian students undertaking a graduate research degree in prion disease and provides students financial support of up to $4,236.

Applications open

1 Sep 2019

Applications closed

31 Oct 2019

Application type

Application required, or
Automatic consideration
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $4,236

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • currently enrolled as a graduate researcher in prion disease, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • be a recipient of a multi-year scholarship such as NHMRC Scholarship, RTP scholarship, or other scholarship that provides equivalent funding sufficient to complete the degree

    Selection criteria

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

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

    See the full MDHS Graduate Research Trust Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

  • Application process

    Commencing students will be automatically considered.

    Continuing students must complete an online application for Graduate Research Scholarships.

    Recipients of trust-funded scholarships are required to reapply by 31 October each year or their scholarship funding will cease.

    This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Please direct your enquiries to

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application according to the Faculty's published timelines.

What are the benefits?

A fortnightly allowance of approximately $4,236 per year for up to 1 year.

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