Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship at University of Melbourne 2024

Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship


The Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship, worth approximately $10,000, supports graduate research students in a field relevant to cancer epidemiology. It was established by the Anti-Cancer Council and the University, in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Richard Lovell OA, MD, MSc, FRCP, FRACP, FACP (Hon.).

  • Study level: Graduate research
  • Student type: Domestic and international students
  • Study stage type: Current study
  • Study area: Health
  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Duration: One-off
  • Quantity: 2
  • Status: Open for applications
  • Applications open: 2 May 2024
  • Applications close: 15 Jun 2024

About the donor

Emeritus Professor Richard Lovell OA, MD, MSc, FRCP, FRACP, FACP (Hon.) was born in 1918 and was appointed the first professor of Medicine at the University in 1955. He was a pioneer in many areas of academic medicine in Australia, particularly in clinical epidemiology, and retired from the University in 1983. The professor made a substantial contribution to the work of both the AntiCancer Council of Victoria and its successor from the 1980s to 1997. He had a pivotal role in the development of human research ethics in Australia and was the inaugural chair of the Medical Research Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council. He died in 2000.


The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will split this scholarship among multiple applicants. The applicants’ budget will be taken into consideration.

Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an outstanding enrolled graduate researcher of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • be undertaking research in a field relevant to cancer epidemiology

See Also: DAAD Scholarship 2025-2026 | Fully funded Master’s and PhD in Germany

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic merit, faculty scholarship score, demonstrated skill in the relevant research area, career aspiration and the terms and conditions of the trust.

The selection committee will base its assessment on the application form, academic transcripts, faculty scholarship score, details of the journey planned by the applicant, CV and referee reports.


How to apply

This scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Please request an application form from

When will I know the outcome?

Application outcomes will be advised to applicants within 6 – 8 weeks of applications closing.

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