Scholarship details

Funding Body:

The Menzies Foundation


Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences

Research Areas:

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Research


The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers one or more scholarships each year for full-time postgraduate research in one of the allied health sciences.

The award will be tenable for up to 2 years at an Australian tertiary institution with adequate facilities for post-graduate research in the applicant’s discipline.  The scholarship will be open to persons who will be full-time students in a research PhD program which is likely to be completed during the two year tenure of the scholarship.  The applicant will generally have completed the first stage of the PhD project.  The successful applicant will be expected to take up the scholarship during the calendar year 2014. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to try to improve the health of Australians by supporting an outstanding applicant from one of the non‐medical allied health disciplines, or from an applicant who is working directly in applied clinical research. Projects in laboratory sciences will not be supported.

The Scholarship will be awarded on merit by a selection committee appointed by the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation.  Interviews will be held in Melbourne in mid-August. 



Applicants must be Australian citizens of at least 5 years standing at the time of application.

Amount awarded:

$27,500 per annum (tax exempt).

Application guide:

Submission Instructions;

1 original and 2 single-sided copies (this includes 1 copy for the Scholarships Office) of the application, a recent portrait photograph and attachments must be submitted to:

Research Scholarships Officer
Scholarships Office
Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
(Ph: 02-8627 8115; Email:

Please note the internal closing date of 21 June 2013.

The application form and prospectus are available from the Menzies Foundation website at


Additional Instructions: Refer to the application form and prospectus for complete details. 


  • The minimum font size permitted is 10 point.
  • DO NOT double-side your application.  The original and copies must be single-sided.
  • DO NOT alter the format of the application form.  Your application form must be presented as an exact copy of the template form available from the Foundation’s website. The only attachments permitted are the certified copy of your academic transcripts and professional registration, and certified copy of proof of citizenship.
  • DO NOT include a CV.
  • DO NOT put “see attachment” in any section of your application.


Section 1: Personal Details

Place of Birth: Please attach proof of Australian Citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate or citizenship certificate).  Please note that only Australian Citizens of at least 5 years standing at the time of application are eligible to apply.

Academic Record: Please attach certified copies of academic transcripts. For transcripts in languages other than English, certified translations must be included.  Attach evidence of current professional registration e.g., Nurse, Physiotherapist etc, if applicable. Original documents included with your application will not be returned.


Section 2: Host Institution

The host institution is The University of Sydney c/o the Scholarships Office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02, The University of Sydney NSW 2006.  The responsible officer is Ms Jordi Austin, Director, Student Support Services, Phone: (02) 8627 8115, Email:


Section 5: Certification

1. Certification by Ethics Committee:

Refer to the Ethics Office web page,  for further information on obtaining ethics clearances from The University of Sydney.

3. Certification by Responsible Officer of the University:

The Director of Student Support Services, University of Sydney will sign this section after submission to the Scholarships Office.


Section 8: Lodgement

Applications must be submitted via the Scholarships Office. The Scholarships Office will organise the signature of the Director of Student Support Services and then post the application to the Menzies Foundation.


Closing date:

21 June 2013