Robert and Gillian Cook Family Award

This scholarship has been established to To encourage students to pursue postgraduate educational opportunities related to the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery research and education at the Melbourne Dental School.

Applications open

7 Jul 2021

Applications closed

15 Aug 2021

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 $115,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    To be eligible for the award students must be:

    • Currently enrolled in a Graduate Research Degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; OR
    • Intending to commence a Graduate Research Degree in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences*


    • Undertaking a research project relating to oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    *For candidates not enrolled at the University of Melbourne, receipt of the award is contingent on accepting an offer to study in the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science  at the University of Melbourne.

    Applicants must satisfy the Faculty’s entry requirements for graduate research.

    Selection criteria

    The theme that will be considered is oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    The PhD scholarship will support research broadly focused on the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery with specific topics to be determined by the applicant’s research interests and those of the potential supervisors. This can cover areas, for example, of tissue repair/regeneration, oral and head and neck cancer, bioimaging, clinical oral and maxillofacial surgery where the School, and its University and hospital collaborators,  have excellence in research.

    The principle supervisor of the PhD project will be from the Melbourne Dental School and one (or more) from the following institutions across the Biomedical Precinct where appropriate for the specific research: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Murdoch Research Institute.

    A selection committee will determine the successful recipient(s) of the award.

    The selection committee will assess applicants for the scholarship based on:

    • academic transcripts
    • faculty scholarship score
    • project proposal
    • CV
    • referee reports
    • career aspiration
  • Application process

    You must apply for this scholarship by submitting an application online.

    The application will include the following details:

    1. Title
    2. Proposed research including brief background and research plan
    3. Summary of research objectives
    4. Supporting outline by Supervisor/Section Head
  • Variations of this award

    Conditions: The recipient must submit a progress report at the end of each year. Support in the subsequent year will be dependent on the receipt of a satisfactory progress report. In the event that the recipient fails to meet this requirement then the award will be rescinded.  Within two months of the submission of the PhD thesis the recipient will provide a report outlining the key achievements from the program of study undertaken.

What are the benefits?

Successful students will receive the equivalent Standard Research Stipend rate $31,200 per year for full-time students (prorata) paid as fortnightly stipends.

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