Melbourne Scholarships

Clinical Scholarship: Total Joint Replacement CRE**

The Chancellery Research at the University of Melbourne has awarded two scholarships to the Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital in recognition of their efforts in obtaining NHMRC funding for their Centre of Research Excellence for Total Joint Replacement, which has goals in optimising outcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient Selection (OPUS).

The funds are for the purpose of clinical healthcare research in synergy with the programs five year focus.

**This scholarship is now open for international applicants.

More information on the Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement - OPUS


  • Living allowance of $26,916 per annum for up to 3.5 years (pending satisfactory progress).
  • Provision for limited sick/family leave, funds for relocation, among other’s as listed in the conditions of an RTP /MRS scholarship terms and conditions
  • Competitive funding opportunities to suitable candidates to attend conferences and other interrelated events/seminars.
  • Working with highly skills clinical, sociological and surgically skill professionals.


  • Acceptance into a research higher degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, supervised/co-supervised at the University of Melbourne (Primary) or other Australian University/Institute;
  • Open to research higher degrees students studying in the area of Medicine, Health Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics and Epidemiology.
  • Domestic or international students undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, supervised/co-supervised at the University of Melbourne or other Australian University/Institute;
  • Have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result equivalent to a first class Honours (80%);
  • Have not completed a PhD or held a graduate research scholarship previously, have a PhD course offer to study at the University of Melbourne and commence their PhD in the 2017 calendar year.


Expressions of interest and questions can be directed towards the Centre Manager via email where further information will be obtained for potential candidates.

Formal application should include:

  • A certified copy of your academic transcript, including grading information,
  • A copy of your CV, including information on any relevant publications.


The selection committee will assess applicants for the scholarship based on:

  • academic merit
  • faculty scholarship score
  • demonstrated skill in the relevant research area


Outcome will be notified by 29 September 2017.

More information

Dale Baum


T: (03) 9231 2553


Number available


Current round

Opens: 14 June 2017
Closes: 31 August 2017

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