Research Support for Students

Murdoch Children's Research Funding Support for students

Murdoch Children's Honours Student Scholarships

Honours Scholarships to the value of $5,000 are awarded to support students during their Honours year. Eligible Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science students completing their research at the Murdoch Children's will be assessed competitively basis based on merit.

Melbourne Children’s Postgraduate Health Research Scholarships

Each year the Melbourne Children’s Campus offers scholarships to support health professionals who are undertaking research on the Campus to pursue postgraduate research training and to obtain a postgraduate degree. The scholarships are available to graduates in the fields of medical, surgical, nursing and allied health who wish to undertake PhD training to develop their career as a clinical researcher and provide support equivalent to NHMRC scholarship stipends.  Applicants must have a research or clinical connection at RCH, with research work being conducted on the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

Please contact the MCRI Grants Office for more information.

PhD Top Up Scholarships

Each year the Murdoch Children's Research Institute offers 'Top up' awards of $5,000 per annum (pro rata) to PhD students on the Melbourne Children’s campus. Funding may be awarded to current holders of scholarships awarded through a competitive peer-review process that provides a stipend of equal or lesser value to that of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend. Top ups may be awarded until the conclusion of the third year of candidature, based on a competitive peer-review process.

The Professor David Danks Scholarship, named in honour of the first Director of the Institute, is awarded to the highest ranked applicant at $7,500 per annum (pro rata) until the conclusion of the third year of candidature.

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Student Conference Support Scheme

The Student Conference Support Scheme is available to Murdoch Children's’ PhD students (including international students) who seek funding to present a poster or oral presentation at a conference relevant to their research.

Students may be offered conference support up to a maximum of $2,500 for one international or up to two interstate conference visits during their candidature under the Scheme. It is expected that additional funding will be provided by the supervisor/Research Group to supplement travel funds provided under the Scheme.


External Scholarships

Current and potential future students should contact the Student Administrator to discuss applications to any external funding opportunities. The Murdoch Children's' Grants team can assist in putting together applications and available funding sources throughout the year are listed on our intranet.


Contact Us

Contact the Student Administrator for more information about any student funding schemes and scholarship opportunities. For current Murdoch Children's' students, application information can be found on the intranet.

Murdoch Children's Student Administration

Phone: +61 (3) 9345 4752