R.D. Wright Studentship
- Study level
- Enrolment status
- Current student
- Study Area
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Multiple donations
- Fund source
- Perpetual Trust (UOM)
- Fund basis
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.
The purpose of the Summer Research Studentships is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to gain first-hand experience in research (min 5 weeks) prior to commencing a research training course.
Total fund amount to award in 2021 is $14,500 (This also covers the R.D. Wright Prize)
Each studentship is awarded $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.
One or more research studentships to be awarded annually to undergraduates to enable them to undertake research in Physiology during the long vacation. Students must be progressing onto Honours (BH-BMED or BH-SCI) or the Master of Biomedical Science (MC-BMEDSC) in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology.
Studentship recipients will be selected based on:
- Project alignment to the aims of the trust (physiology discipline)
- Progressing onto Honours or the Master of Biomedical Science
Where required to split applicants, academic merit (undergraduate WAM and/or results in relevant second and third year subjects) will be reviewed.
Students need to submit the application form by the due date.
You will be requested to attach a copy of your academic transcript and a letter of recommendation from your intended supervisor to the application form.
The letter of recommendation from the supervisor should include:
- a statement that the supervisor will host the student in their lab for the period of the scholarship
- acknowledgement that the student and supervisor have discussed the scope of the project
- a short summary of the work that will be completed
2022/2023 Applications close Sunday 8 January 2023 11.59pm
2022/2023 Successful applicants will be advised early-mid January 2023.
Please contact BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au
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.
2021/2022 Recipients: Callen Goldsmith, Abigail Rafa Hartono, Qinyu Xia
2020/2021 Recipients: Giang Dao, Benjamin Czapla, Divya Vickneswaran, Drishti Rajesh
2019/2020 Recipients: Gianni Farfaglia, Amy Bongetti, Stuart Plenderleith, Kiren Sandhu
Department / Centre
Anatomy and Physiology