Metcalf Scholarships provide funding worth $8000 for undergraduates ($1000 awarded to the student, $7000 transferred to the lab for research costs). This scholarship is on top of the casual salary paid to undergraduate students at WEHI. Metcalf Scholarship winners also receive a commemorative medallion.
The scholarships are made possible by the Metcalf Scholarship Fund, established in honour of beloved WEHI researcher Professor Don Metcalf, who passed away in 2014.
Applications for the 2023 Metcalf Scholarship program have now closed.
It is not formally required, but we encourage students to contact supervisors to discuss specific projects for the Metcalf scholarship at the application stage.
Most Metcalf scholars will commence their placement during the mid-year break, working in the lab full-time during vacation periods and approximately a day a week during semester (but not exam time).
Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for Metcalf Scholarships if they:
Applicants for Metcalf Scholarships can, but do not need to, be current students at WEHI, and may receive support from other undergraduate schemes.
Scholarships will be awarded based on subject marks from their previous completed semester and ability to effectively communicate their eagerness to undertake medical research in the application form and an interview.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview within three weeks after the applications close, with interviews to be held later in April (in-person or online as appropriate).
To identify your research interests and indicate up to three preferred supervisors (it is not necessary but we encourage students to contact supervisors to discuss specific projects for the Metcalf scholarship at this stage)
Applications will not be accepted if application form is incomplete or supporting documents are not uploaded
Awarding is not dependent on your research interests, but the final lab placement will be dependent on supervisor availability.
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