Medical Student Vacation Scholarships

Medical Student Vacation Scholarships

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WEHI will offer four-week paid research placements for medical students in the 2021-2022 summer vacation period.

Vacation scholarships allow medical students to get hands-on experience in medical research. WEHI's medical student vacation scholars work as part of leading research teams.

In the 2021 application round, research projects are available in the areas of:

  • cancer
  • immune and infectious diseases
  • haematology

Eligibility and selection criteria

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an Australian undergraduate or postgraduate medical degree (MD or MBBS), with enrolment continuing during December 2021 and January 2022. Students who have not yet commenced their medical degree or students who will have completed their medical degree in 2021 are not eligible.

In 2021-2022 Scholarships will be awarded to four applicants. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and research interests.

Please note we endeavour to run this program as planned in 2021-2022, however this will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place at WEHI at the time.


How to apply

If you would like to apply for a Medical Student Vacation Scholarship you need to:
  1. Submit an online application form
    You will be asked to indicate preferred research area, the final placement will be dependent on supervisor availability. 
  2. Upload the following supporting documents to the online application form
    Prefix all supporting documents with: YOURSURNAME_
    i) Current CV
    ii) Current academic transcript, including grading scale
    Note: An unofficial statement of results will be accepted; a full official transcript may be requested at a future date

Applications close Sunday 10 October 2021.

At WEHI we strive to ensure all our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements to balance working requirements and personal needs.



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