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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

2018 ScheduleApplications open29 January
Applications due by 4.00PM2 April
Interviews held20 April (TBC)
Successful candidate announced3 May (TBC)
Successful candidate receives scholarship and give a 5 to 7 minute presentation to Members prior to the annual General Meeting31 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 2018 annual General Meeting.

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
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    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 up to an amount of $3,000.
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    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

    2018 ScheduleApplications open29 January
    Applications due by 4.00PM2 April
    Successful candidate announced3 May (TBC)
    Successful candidate receives bursary prior to the annual General Meeting31 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 2018 annual General Meeting.

    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
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      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

      2018

      Shuntaro Iizuka
      SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
      How Do Contemporary Government Agencies Work? : An Analysis of Survey Data

      Mahroo Arshad
      BURSARY WINNER

      Daniela Yaneva
      BURSARY WINNER

      Daisy Feller
      BURSARY WINNER

      Mehak Masood
      BURSARY WINNER

      Sherilyn Tan
      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

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