Summer Vacation Scholarship: Neural Dynamics Laboratory

Study level
Undergraduate, Graduate Coursework, Graduate Research
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Fund source
Expendable Gift


The scholarship supports research projects conducted within the Neural Dynamics Laboratory. The scholarship aims to equip students with advanced laboratory techniques in basic neuroscience, to promote cross-disciplinary approaches to neurological diseases and to facilitate the understanding of research conduct and engagement.


Four awards available. Each is $1600 to cover the four week project period.

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.


To be considered for this award, undergraduate (i.e., Science, Biomedical Science) and postgraduate (i.e., Medical, Masters) students must display a strong interest and understanding of basic neuroscience and neurological diseases.


Academic merit and previous experience (research, clinical) relevant to this field of research will be considered.


Students with expressed interest should contact Dr Chris French ( An academic transcript and CV will be required.

More information

The student will work on the design, execution and analysis of a series of experiments (including patch clamping, tissue culture) under the supervision of Dr Chris French, Head of the Neural Dynamics Laboratory, Melbourne Brain Centre. Extensive teaching and tutorial opportunities in advanced neuroscience from ion channel behaviour to electrophysiological biomarkers of cognition will be available. The scholarship will be held for 4 weeks by arrangement with Dr Chris French. The work performed is not for credit. A report of the work is required at the end of the scholarship period.

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