Savant Thakur Memorial Scholarship

Opens
1st Jan 2020
Closes
31st Mar 2020
Study level
Graduate Research
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
Origin
Multiple donations
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR6.300

About

“Strive towards your goals, just push on and never give up. Anyone who has a dream and wants to achieve something can and the disability should be no barrier.”

That was the life motto of Savant Thakur – a man with a single-minded determination to improve the lives of others with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sadly, Savant fell short of time in his quest to find a cure, but he made incredible inroads with his award-winning studies into muscle wasting disorders at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Muscle Research in the Department of Physiology.

This scholarship is to support PhD candidates within the School of Biomedical Science who demonstrate the qualities Savant exemplified – academic excellence, resilience in the face of adversity and leadership in the community.

Benefits

One PhD scholarship award every 4 years. Each scholarship is worth $115,000 over 3.5 years. Funding provided through the School of Biomedical Sciences and the MDHS Scholarship Fund.

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

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  1. Demonstrate academic excellence in a branch of Biomedical Sciences
  2. Demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity
  3. Demonstrate leadership in the community
  4. either:
    • have applied for and met the entry requirements for a Graduate Research degree within the School of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne, or
    • have commenced in a Graduate Research degree within the School of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne within the last 12months.

Selection

Eligible applicants will be assessed based on academic excellence in a branch of Biomedical Sciences, resilience in the face of adversity and leadership in the community.

Application

Applicants to submit Savant Thakur Memorial Award Application form, academic transcript(s) and one referee report addressing the selection criteria to biomedsci-gradstudent@unimelb.edu.au.

Savant Thakur Memorial Scholarship Application Form (PDF 269.8 KB)

Outcome

All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application by end of April of each application year.

Enquiries

Ms Aradhana Deoki Senior Postgraduate Officer biomedsci-gradstudent@unimelb.edu.au.

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Biomedical Sciences