Vacation Research Scholarship

Study level
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Company donation
Fund source
Non- Trust


Undergraduate Science and Biomedical Science students have the opportunity to undertake 4-6 weeks work full time on a project within the Department of Anatomy and Physiology.

The work performed is not for credit but a report of the work is required at the end of the scholarship period. The scholarship covers research projects conducted within laboratories of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology.

The scholarships can be held for 4-6 weeks by arrangement with your supervisor. In the Vacation Scholarship, the student will work in their supervisor’s laboratory on the design, execution and analysis of a series of experiments. It is important that a student first obtain the agreement of a supervisor before completing this form.

The scholarship will be paid as lump sum midway through your tenure.


Four scholarships per annum each with a value of $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.


  1. Research project must be aligned with one of the following disciplines: Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology or Neuroscience. (Students with Physiology disciplines projects are encouraged to apply for the RD Wright Studentship)
  2. Student must have discussed the scholarship project with a supervisor in the department and have supervisor approval.
  3. The student cannot be currently enrolled in BIOM30003 or SCIE30001 and the project work completed as part of this scholarship cannot be used for academic credit.
  4. Be a current University of Melbourne Bachelor student with at least 250points completed or have recently completed their University of Melbourne Bachelor degree (same calendar year as applying for scholarship)
  5. In the case of multiple applications, awards are made on academic merit.


Recipients will be selected based on:

  1. Alignment of project to the discipline’s areas of Anatomy, Cell and Developmental Biology or Neuroscience.
  2. Academic Merit


Students need to submit the application form by the due date.
You will be requested to attach a copy of your academic transcript and a letter of recommendation from your intended supervisor to the application form.

The letter of recommendation from the supervisor should include:

  • a statement that the supervisor will host the student in their lab for the period of the scholarship
  • acknowledgement that the student and supervisor have discussed the scope of the project
  • a short summary of the work that will be completed

2023/2024 Applications close Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 11.59pm


Successful applicants will be advised within 2 weeks of the application closing date.


Please contact


2022/2023: No applicants
2021/2022: Rachel Ko, Xiuying Tang, Steven Zhang

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Biomedical Sciences

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience