Carl De Gruchy Medical History Scholarship

11th Dec 2017
18th Dec 2017
Study level
Graduate Research
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Individual donation
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR 6.385


This Scholarship is targeted at students interested in medical history from all disciplines. The De Gruchy Scholarship was created in 1987 to commemorate Professor Carl de Gruchy’s many contributions in the field of medicine and in particular his interest in medical history. Carl de Gruchy, M.B., B.S., 1944; M.D., 1948 (1922-1974), Beaney scholar in 1946 had a distinguished career, based at St Vincent's and at the University of Melbourne.

In 1958, he published Clinical Haematology in Medical Practice (Oxford) and was the chair of medicine at St Vincent's (1962-69). President (1964-66) of the International Society of Haematology, de Gruchy won early fame for his investigation of haemolytic anaemias, and subsequent renown for the study of glycolytic enzymes in white blood cells and platelets. Awarded the Eric Susman prize for medical research in 1971. De Gruchy was also very interested in the history of medicine and this scholarship commemorates his life and interest in the history.


The scholarship will support one or more students to undertake studies and/or research in Medical History. The value of the scholarship is $7,242. If more than one scholarship is awarded then this amount will be shared. The Scholarship will be awarded at census date and paid annually for the duration of the degree.

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.


Students will need to meet one of these requirements:

A. Have accepted and enrolled in a graduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne that includes a research project or minor thesis component (minimum of 25 points) that relates to medical history; OR

B. Have accepted and enrolled in a higher degree by research at the University of Melbourne that includes a research component that relates to medical history.

A higher degree by research is a degree where the research component comprises two thirds or more of the qualification.


Applicants will need to submit a 1,000 word statement demonstrating:

  • Passion for medical history including reasons for their interestin this field and its value.
  • Detailed understanding of the subject of their research,explaining the need for research to be undertaken in this particular area.
  • Knowledge of the medical history collection and how the collection will fit into their research and relate to other primary sources.

The selection panel will take into account the applicant’s academic record and achievements in their deliberation.

The selection panel would consist of:

  • Chair: Chair of Medicine and Head of Neurology, St Vincent’s Hospital;
  • Associate Dean Learning and Teaching MDHS;
  • Associate Dean Research Training MDHS;
  • Director, MDHS Learning and Teaching Unit;
  • Senior Curator, Medical History Museum; and
  • Lecturer in History of Medicine and Life Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

Download - Applications for the Carl De Gruchy Medical History Scholarship for 2017
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Applications for the Carl De Gruchy Scholarship for 2017 are now being accepted.

Applications for this Scholarship must be submitted on the approved application form (DOCX 96.1 KB) and on or before Friday  18 December2017 to:

Marilys Guillemin PhD
Associate Dean Learning and Teaching


Applicants will be notified by Friday 22 December 2017.


For further information contact: Marilys Guillemin PhD Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 8344 0827 or

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