Vacation Research Scholarships

Study level
Graduate Coursework
Study Area
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Fund source
Non- Trust


A number of external organisations offer Summer Vacation Scholarship opportunities:


On selection Vacation Scholarships offers:

  • The opportunity to undertake a research project over a period of six or eight weeks between November, 2016 and February, 2017.
  • Supervision by high quality researchers.
  • Excellent research facilities.
  • Payment depends on the scholarship you apply for (more details available through the funding bodies listed above)


When applications are open you will need to:

  1. Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for the Vacation Scholarships.
  2. Check the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics' Research webpages and identify the laboratories with research interests relevant to these funding bodies.
  3. Contact the laboratory head via email and state that you are interested in conducting a Vacation Research Scholarship and the funding body you intend to approach. It is important that you attach a copy of your academic record at this stage as these scholarships are usually highly competitive. NB: You need to do this well ahead of the application deadline.
  4. If the laboratory head is willing to supervise you, together, you will decide upon a project and discuss the application process.
  5. Upon completion of the appropriate application form and obtaining relevant signatures, submit the application by the relevant closing date (see above dates).

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia

Application form & details -  Applications close 29 July 2016.

The Cancer Council of Victoria

Application form & details - Applications usually close mid-September (check the site for updates).


Dr Graham Mackay
Email: Dr Graham Mackay or
Phone: +61 3 8344 3932
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Level 8, Medical Building (No. 181)
University of Melbourne Victoria 3010

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Biomedical Sciences

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience