Graduate Research Excellence Scholarships
The University of Melbourne provides a range of Graduate Research Excellence Scholarships to students of exceptional research potential:
A. O. Capell Scholarship
Established by a bequest from Alfred Oscar Capell, this scholarship is available to students with an outstanding academic record and excellent research potential. The University may award one scholarship per year.
Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Scholarship
Established by a donation from Elizabeth Bernaldo Puzey, this scholarship is available to well-qualified Australian citizens resident in Australia to undertake research in medicine, science and engineering in Australia. The University may award three scholarships per year across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and the Melbourne School of Engineering.
Henry James Williams Scholarship
Established by a bequest from Alfred, Alice and Robert Williams, this scholarship is available to students undertake research in a field of study other than theology and music. The University may award one scholarship per year.
Helen Macpherson Smith Scholarship
Established by a donation from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, this scholarship is available to female students undertaking research study in scientific and technical disciplines or humanities and social sciences. The University may award one or more scholarships per year.
Stella Mary Langford Scholarship
Established by a bequest from Stella Mary Langford, this scholarship is available to students with outstanding academic record and excellent research potential. The University may award one scholarship every two to three years.
The Helen Macpherson Smith Scholarship is awarded for a maximum of one year and can be held concurrently with another graduate research scholarship.
The other Graduate Research Excellence Scholarships provide the following benefits:
A fortnightly living allowance for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree, or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree. The allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave
Relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from outside Victoria
For full details, see Graduate Research Scholarship benefits.
To be considered for a Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship, you must:
be an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining, and
have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought, and
intend to study as a full-time student unless there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent full-time study
not have previously received a graduate research scholarship with similar benefits
If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research degree by the relevant closing date, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Excellence Scholarships. See: Applying for a Graduate Research Degree
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research degree for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the relevant closing date.
Graduate Research Excellence Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and specific purpose of each scholarship. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.
Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application via email by the end of January.
For detailed information about this scholarship, please refer to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to Submit an Enquiry as a future or current student.