Melville Hughes Scholarship

Established by an anonymous donor and worth up to $90,000, this scholarship is open to medical graduates undertaking a graduate research degree in the in the field of surgical studies.

Applications open

11 Sep 2020

Last day for applications

31 Oct 2020
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $90,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an outstanding graduate research applicant, or an enrolled graduate researcher, of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • be a medical graduate
    • be undertaking advanced training programs in surgery or have completed your surgical training
    • have been born in Victoria or have Victorian-born parents
    • satisfy the Faculty's entry requirements for PhD

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be assessed on 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, faculty scholarship score, project proposal, CV and referee reports.

    Students considering applying are advised to discuss their intention with the Head of the relevant department of surgery at least two months prior to the closing date.

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

    Special Conditions

    The scholarship may not be awarded to more than one recipient.

    The recipient must not hold a stipend, studentship or other form of scholarship whilst receiving this scholarship.

  • Application process

    This scholarship is currently open for applications.

    This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Please request an application form from

  • 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 $90,000 per year (pro rata) for up to 1 year.

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