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Scholarships and Bursaries

Graduate House offers scholarships and bursaries to its Resident Members to assist them in reaching their academic goals. One Research Scholarship and a number of coursework Bursaries are awarded each year. To enquire about or to apply for these awards, please contact reception, telephone (+61 3 9347 3428) or email (admingh@graduatehouse.com.au) our offices. Applications are now closed.

Research Scholarship Application

The Graduate House Research Scholarship provides financial support to a Resident Member of The Graduate Union who is enrolled in a research post-graduate degree at a masters or a doctoral degree level.

Amount            $3,000

2019 ScheduleApplications open29th January
Applications due by 4.00PM1st April
Interviews held11th April
Successful candidate announced12th April
Successful candidate receives scholarship and give a 5 to 7 minute presentation to Members prior to the annual General Meeting30th May

Candidate Eligibility    This scholarship is open to Members of The Graduate Union who:

  • are in residence at Graduate House at the time of applying for the scholarship and, by 30 June, will have accumulated at least four (4) months of residency;
  • are enrolled at a university to undertake a post-graduate research degree at a masters or doctoral degree level;
  • have had their candidature confirmed (that is, are not in the probationary period);
  • have not received a Graduate House Research Scholarship or Bursary previously; and
  • are available to give a 5-7 minutes presentation in person at the annual General Meeting; and
  • are willing to provide a story for publication in the Melbourne Graduate.

Applications which do not meet all of the above criteria will not be submitted to the selection panel.

Selection Criteria

CriterionBasis for ratingMaximum score
InnovationThe research being undertaken by the applicant is potentially world-class, original and important.10
Purpose The funds will be used for a well-described and well-defined specific purpose within the applicant’s research project. Suitable specific purposes include but are not limited to: (a) the purchase or hire of specialised equipment and/or consumables; (b) attendance at a key international conference to present results; (c) payment of research expenses such as travel to field sites or payment for research subjects; and (d) publication or intellectual property costs (e.g., to print final dissertation; to print an article in a journal; to obtain a patent).10
JustificationThe funds will help to progress the applicant’s research (for example but not limited to: (a) through inclusion of a needed project component; (b) by increasing the degree of innovation of the research; (c) by translating the research for public benefit; (d) by increasing the dissemination of research results; (e) by supporting the building of research networks; and/or (d) through supporting the applicant to complete and publish the dissertation and research outcomes.)10
AccountabilityA budget will show clearly how the funds are to be spent. Quotes and receipts (if available) or realistic estimates will be provided to demonstrate specific purpose expenditure. Funds will not be expended on general living expenses (accommodation, food, utilities, etc.).10
ProfessionalismThe submitted documentation is professional, presented clearly and shows attention to detail.10
Presentation and InterviewThe resume describes the applicant’s personal and academic history and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to represent The Graduate Union and the legacy of the bursary with dignity and honour.10
Bursary Application

The Graduate House Bursary provides financial support to Resident Members of The Graduate Union who are enrolled in post-graduate coursework studies at diploma, masters or professional doctorate levels.

 Amount            $500

2019 ScheduleApplications open29th January
Applications due by 4.00PM1st April
Successful candidate announced12th April
Successful candidate receives bursary prior to the annual General Meeting30th May

 

Candidate Eligibility    This scholarship is open to Members of The Graduate Union who:

  • are in residence at Graduate House at the time of applying for the bursary and for a period of not less than three (3) months;
  • are enrolled at a university to undertake post-graduate coursework studies at diploma, masters or professional doctorate levels;
  • have not received a Graduate House Bursary or Research Scholarship previously; and
  • will be present in person to receive the bursary just prior to the annual General Meeting; and
  • are willing to provide a story for publication in the Melbourne Graduate.

Applications which do not meet all of the above criteria will not be submitted to the selection panel.

 Selection Criteria          

CriterionBasis for ratingMaximum score
Purpose The funds are to be used for a well-described and well-defined specific purpose related to the applicant’s coursework. Suitable specific purposes include but are not limited to: (a) attendance at professional and career development seminars; (b) subscriptions to membership of professional bodies relevant to the applicant’s career; and (c) purchase of equipment/books/on-line access to aid the applicant’s study and career.10
AccountabilityA budget is provided and shows clearly how the funds are to be spent. Quotes and receipts (if available) or feasible estimates are provided to demonstrate specific purpose expenditure. Funds will not be expended on general living expenses (accommodation, food, utilities, etc.).10
ProfessionalismThe submitted documentation is professional, presented clearly and shows attention to detail.10
ResumeThe resume describes the applicant’s personal and academic history and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to represent The Graduate Union and the legacy of the bursary with dignity and honour.10

Sponsor a Scholarship or Bursary

Find out more information by contacting us by:
Phone: +61 3 9347 3428
Email: admingh@graduatehouse.com.au or visit our sponsorship opportunities page

Congratulations to our winners

2019

Hema Preethi Subas Satish
Scholarship Winner

Engineering antibodies to trigger BAK-mediated apoptosis in cancer

Xiaojun (Anna) Chen
Bursary Winner

Hei Man (Helen) Kwok
Bursary Winner

Merium Kazmi
Bursary Winner

Xiaoyu Sun
Bursary Winner

Mr Muhammad Ahmed
Bursary Winner

2018

Shuntaro Iizuka
Scholarship Winner

How Do Contemporary Government Agencies Work? : An Analysis of Survey Data

Mahroo Arshad
Bursary Winner

Sherilyn Tan
Bursary Winner

Daisy Feller
Bursary Winner

Daniela Yaneva
Bursary Winner

Mehak Masood
Bursary Winner

2017

Milena Nadgorny
Scholarship Winner

Three Dimensional Printing of Functional Materials

Sebastian Teo
Bursary Winner

Muhammad Sufiyan
Bursary Winner

Melissa Kennedy
Bursary Winner

Jim Peereboom
Bursary Winner

2016

Yuliia Velichenko
Scholarship Winner

The development of Novel Dual-Action Antihypertensive Medicines

Doan Vu
Bursary Winner

Fatema Yasmin
BURSARY WINNER

Thomas Nantz
 Bursary Winner

David Allinson
Bursary Winner

2015

Dennis Danipog
Scholarship Winner

Teaching for Scientific Literacy: Exploring Teachers’ Science Enquiry Practices and Students’ Achievement in Science

David Allinson
Bursary Winner

Jingyao Yu
Bursary Winner

Oliver Lovell
Bursary Winner

Fatema Yasmin
Bursary Winner

2014

Chanchal Chandramouli
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Role of Angiotensin II and Sex Differences in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Rachel Davies
BURSARY WINNER

Tim Everson
BURSARY WINNER

Viet Linda Huong
BURSARY WINNER

Thomas Morton
BURSARY WINNER

2013

Matthew Li Yuen Fong
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
To generate a Neural Crest Stem Cell Line by Directed Lineage Reprogramming

2012

Matthias Köenning
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Origin of Cells promoting Myelin Regeneration after Ablation of Myelin Gene Regulatory Factor

2011

Karen Van Eden
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Whether Right-sided Temporal Lobe Surgery Compromises Aspects of Verbal Memory Function

2010

Somine Kowitz
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Contributions to the field of Psychology