RJ Fletcher Research Scholarship

Established as a bequest from the late Richard Jaques Fletcher, this scholarship is awarded to domestic students undertaking a graduate research degree in the fields of cancer or anaesthetics, including the use of anaesthetics for the prevention and relief of suffering. This scholarship is provide to a student for one year, and is valued at up to $885.

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 $885

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 graduate research applicant, or be currently enrolled as a graduate researcher, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
    • be undertaking research concerning cancer or anaesthetics
    • satisfy the Faculty's entry requirements for PhD, including minimum academic achievement of first class honours or equivalent

    Selection criteria

    The selection committee will assess applicants for the scholarship based on academic merit, faculty scholarship score, demonstrated skill in the relevant research area, career aspiration and the terms and conditions of the trust.

    Students will be required to provide an application form, academic transcripts, faculty scholarship score, 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 mdhs-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au.

  • 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 $885 per year for up to 1 year.

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