R.D. Wright Studentship

Study level
Undergraduate
Category
Scholarship
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.

Benefits

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.

Eligibility

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.

Selection

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.

Application

Students need to submit the application form by the due date.

2021/2022 Applications due: 03/12/2021

Outcome

2021/2022 Successful applicants will be advised by 24/12/2021.

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

2020/2021 Recipients

Giang Dao, Benjamin Czapla, Divya Vickneswaran, Drishti Rajesh

2019/2020 Recipients

Gianni Farfaglia, Amy Bongetti, Stuart Plenderleith, Kiren Sandhu

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Biomedical Sciences

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Physiology