Melbourne Scholarships

Beaney Scholarship in Surgery

The Beaney Scholarship in Surgery was established with a bequest from the late Dr James George Beaney, Doctor of Medicine.

The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled for a graduate research degree in either the department of Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital, the department of Surgery Austin Health or the department of Surgery St Vincent’s Hospital (‘the departments of Surgery’),Melbourne Medical School.

See University's Trust Record for more detailed information.

This scholarship is one of several trust-funded scholarships available through the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences for students who have applied for, or are enrolled in a graduate research degree of the faculty.


The duration of the scholarship is up to 1 year. The scholarship provides a fortnightly allowance of approximately $2,215 per year (pro rata).


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be applying for or enrolled in a graduate research degree in the Departments of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, or St Vincent's Hospital, or Austin Health, Melbourne Medical School.

  • satisfy the faculty's eligibility standards for course and scholarship.


Future graduate research students of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences must complete an online application for course.

Students who are currently enrolled in the research degree for which they seek the scholarship must complete an online application for Graduate Research Scholarships. You are not required to list the trust scholarship(s) for which you are applying.

Recipients of trust funded scholarships are required to reapply annually (by 31 October) or their scholarship funding will cease.


The Heads of the Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Austin Health recommend eligible applicants to the Faculty Research Training Committee. The committee will select the recipient based on academic merit and the terms of the trust.


Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application according to the Faculty's published timelines.

More information

This scholarship is subject to the MDHS Graduate Research Trust Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us

Past recipients of this scholarship.

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