R.D. Wright Prize

Study level
Undergraduate
Category
Prize
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Anatomy and Physiology
Origin
Multiple donations
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR6.72.94

About

Donor: The Heads of the Department of Physiology, the Department of Surgery in the Austin and Repatriation General Hospitals, The Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine and the Royal Children's Hospital. The prize memorialises Professor Roy Douglas Wright, a long standing member of staff who transformed the Faculty and significantly contributed to tertiary education. He also served as Chancellor of the University from 1980-1989.

One prize is to be awarded annually to the student enrolled in the course for the degree of Bachelor of Science or bachelor of Biomedical Science with the highest aggregate mark in second and third year physiology subjects.

One or more additional prizes may be awarded annually to the best student or students in undergraduate Physiology subjects for other courses for degrees of the University.

Benefits

Total fund amount to award in 2021 is $14,500.

Category 1 - $1,000
Category 2 - $500
Category 3 - $500
Category 4 - $1,000
Category 5 - $2,000

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.

Eligibility

1. Awarded annually to the final year student for the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science with the highest aggregate mark in second and third year physiology subjects.

2. Top student in PHYS20008 (second-year BSc; prior year)

3. Top student in BIOM20002 (second-year BBiomed; prior year)

4. Awarded annually to the top student in Physiology major (BSc or BBiomed)

5. Top Honours student in Physiology (prior year)

Selection

1. Students who graduate in the previous year with a Physiology major nominated on study plan will have results in PHYS20008, PHYS20009, BIOM20002, PHYS30010, PHYS30009, PHYS30011, PHYS30012 and NEUR30002 reviewed to determine the highest performing student. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 3 level 3 subjects.

2. Results in PHYS20008 from the previous year reviewed to identify the top achieving student.

3. Results in BIOM20002 from the previous year reviewed to identify the top achieving student.

4. Students who graduate in the previous year with a Physiology major nominated on study plan will have results in PHYS30010, PHYS30009, PHYS30011 and PHYS30012 plus major elective subjects reviewed to determine the student with the highest aggregate mark in the subjects that comprise the major. (preference will be granted to students that have completed at least 3 physiology discipline subjects)

5. Students who graduated in the previous year in the BH-SCI or BH-BMED completing an Anatomy and Physiology specialisation with a physiology component to the research completed, results in honours subjects reviewed to determine the student with the highest WAM.

Application

No application.

Selection based on results from the previous calendar year as per the eligibility criteria.

Outcome

Prize recipients will be advised in writing in Semester One of the following academic year.

Enquiries

Please contact BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au

More information

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.

Recipient

2020 Recipients

1 - Anonymous
2 - Abby Burrows
3 -  Jillian Lu
4 - Emily Adams
5 -  Anton Trask-Marino, Nathan Higgins. Stuart Plenderleith

2019 Recipients

1 - Sophia Jester
2 - Simon Ou, Zhong Xien Yeoh
3 -  Sannan Nadir
4 - Elena Christopoulos
5 -  Camille Devereux, Amanuiel Taddese

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Biomedical Sciences

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Physiology