Melbourne Scholarships

R B McComas Research Scholarship in Ophthalmology

The R.B. McComas Research Scholarship in Ophthalmology was established with a donation from descendants of the late Robert Bond McComas C.M.G.

This scholarship is awarded to students undertaking postgraduate study in Ophthalmology under the direction of the Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology.

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 $13,862 per year (pro rata).


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be applying for or enrolled in a graduate research degree, at the Department of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

  • 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 Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology recommends applicants to the Faculty Research Training Committee. Eligible candidates are selected by the Faculty Research Training Committee on the basis of 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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