Research

Research Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to medical students to support those undertaking research. When considering whether to apply it is important to keep in mind the opening dates and deadlines for application and eligibility criteria for each scholarship. If the stars do align, do not let yourself be dissuaded by the limited number of scholarships to be handed out. There's no harm in applying!

Please contact the AMSS Research officer at research@amss.org.au if you have any questions regarding the below scholarships or if there are any other scholarships that you think should be listed on this website. 

Vacation scholarships

Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships

Restricted to: All undergraduate students (though generally at least completed MBBS II), >6 week duration, no other vacation scholarships.

Amount: $200 per week

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Basil Hetzel Institute (BHI) Vacation Summer Scholarship

Restricted to: At least completed MBBS II, undertaking a project at the BHI, >6 week duration, no other vacation scholarships.

Amount: $200 per week

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Honours Scholarships

Adelaide Medical School Honours Scholarships

Restricted to: Prospective MBBS(Hons) students

Amount: $4000 pa

Email Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Education Team at fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au for the current application form. 

Basil Hetzel Institute (BHI) Honours Scholarships

Restricted to: Prospective Honours students

Amount: $4000-8000 pa

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University of Adelaide Honours Scholarships

Restricted to: Prospective Honours students, demonstrable financial need, Commonwealth supported student.

Amount: $5000 pa

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Robinson Research Institute Honours Scholarship (aka Jeffrey Robinson Honours Scholarship)

Restricted to: Prospective Honours students undertaking human/animal reproductive health research within the Robinson institute.

Amount: $4000 ($1000 of which goes towards research department)

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Repromed Reproductive Health Scholarship

Restricted to: Prospective Honours students, at least completed MBBS IV, undertaking human/animal reproductive health research.

Amount: $3000 pa

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Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Honours Scholarships

Restricted to: Prospective honours students undertaking research with the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

Amount: To be confirmed (applications closed for 2017)

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Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship for Prostate Cancer Research

Restricted to: Prospective honours students undertaking research in the field of prostate cancer research

Amount: $5000, as well as support to attend a national meeting to present your research (applications closed for 2017)

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Jemima Lendrum Honours Grant for Cancer Research

Restricted to: Students enrolled in a full-time honours program within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, project relevant to cancer research.

Amount: $750 + $250 top-up

Email Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Education Team at fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au for the current application form.  

AR Riddle Grants

Restricted to: Honours and postgraduate researchers undertaking the last semester of their Honours/postgraduate course, demonstrable financial need, funds must go towards expenses of research.

Amount: Variable

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Playford Trust Honours Scholarships

Restricted to: Certain fields of honours (including Health Sciences), Australian citizen/holder of permanent resident visa.

Amount: $5000

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Research Conference scholarships

Adelaide Medical Students' Foundation (AMSF) Research Conference Grant

Restricted to: Adelaide medical students

Amount: $250 for domestic conferences, up to $1000 for international conferences

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Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship

Restricted to: All Australians aged 20-30 years wishing to receive funding for a worthwhile endeavour 

Amount: Variable

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Walter & Dorothy Duncan Trust

Restricted to: University of Adelaide student, demonstratable financial need and academic aptitude 

Amount: Variable

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If there is a specific conference you intend to present at then consider also searching the conference website for travel grants and other scholarships available to speakers.