Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship

Worth approximately $4,300, this scholarship supports graduate research students in a field relevant to cancer epidemiology. It was established by the Anti-Cancer Council and the University, in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Richard Lovell OA, MD, MSc, FRCP, FRACP, FACP (Hon.).

Applications open

11 Mar 2019

Applications closed

8 May 2019

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 $4,300

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:

    • be an outstanding enrolled graduate researcher of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • be undertaking research in a field relevant to cancer epidemiology

    Selection criteria

    Eligible 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, details of the journey planned by the applicant, CV and referee reports.

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

  • Application process

    This scholarship is currently closed for applications.

    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.

  • About the donor

    Professor Richard Lovell

    Emeritus Professor Richard Lovell OA, MD, MSc, FRCP, FRACP, FACP (Hon.) was born in 1918 and was appointed the first professor of Medicine at the University in 1955. He was a pioneer in many areas of academic medicine in Australia, particularly in clinical epidemiology, and retired from the University in 1983. The professor made a substantial contribution to the work of both the AntiCancer Council of Victoria and its successor from the 1980s to 1997. He had a pivotal role in the development of human research ethics in Australia and was the inaugural chair of the Medical Research Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council. He died in 2000.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of up to $4,300. Funds may be shared among multiple applicants.

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