Mavis and Ivan Rowe Prize for Retinal Diseases Research
- Study level
- Graduate Research
- Study Area
- Individual donation
- Fund source
- Perpetual Trust (UOM)
- Fund basis
Donor: David Wiesenfeld Pty Ltd donated to the University to memorialise the late Mavis Hilda Rowe and Ivan Claude Rowe, the parents of Alison Margaret Wiesenfeld, a director of the donor.
To award the prize each year to a student who is researching retinal diseases at the University or at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (‘CERA’), preferably research regarding age-related macular degeneration; the University is to encourage the recipient of the prize to use the sum awarded to attend the annual conference of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
The value of the prize will be based on the income arising from the fund since the prize was last awarded. The recipient of the prize is encouraged to use the sum awarded to attend the annual conference of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
Students will need to:
- Have successfully enrolled and commenced a higher degree by research at the University of Melbourne that includes a research project that relates to eye health, the treatment of eye disease or the prevention of eye disease (preferably in age-related macular degeneration)
Applicants must submit a statement of between 500 and 750 words demonstrating:
- A desire to find better detection and/or treatment for eye disease.
- Detailed understanding of the subject of their research, explaining the need for research to be undertaken in this area.
- Why they feel their research will benefit from attending a conference.
Awarded to students who are researching retinal diseases at the University or at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (‘CERA’), preferably research regarding age-related macular degeneration.
The committee will compile a shortlist and the recipient is to be awarded upon the recommendation of the head of the department of Ophthalmology. The selection committee will take into consideration the applicants’ previous academic records and achievements in their deliberation.
Scholarships will be ranked on a competitive basis on the following criteria:
- Type of presentation (i.e. oral or poster)
- Research output to date
- Year of candidature
- Application for other travel funding
- Relevance to research in age-related eye disease
Annual calls for application will be announced internally to students studying at Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery; CERA.
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their supporting documents, which must include a copy of their (proposed or accepted) abstracts, a statement in support and may include a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.
The prize will be awarded upon recommendation by the Head of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery.
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Recipients of the Mavis & Ivan Rowe Scholarship are expected to complete a post-travel report within one month of returning from the Conference attended.
The Mavis & Ivan Rowe Scholarship can be used to supplement other travel awards (except for Harold Mitchell Award or scholarship travel allowance).
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