Established by a bequest from the Honourable William Lawrence Baillieu and family, this scholarship provides a living allowance to students undertaking research in Medicine, Law, Legal Studies and Criminology, Commerce, Economics or Architecture.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Living allowance (stipend) paid fortnightly
- Relocation allowance for students who are living outside Victoria
- Limited paid sick, maternity and parental leave
To be eligible for Baillieu Research Scholarships, an applicant must:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
- be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining
- Undertake graduate research in Medicine, Law, Commerce, Economics or Architecture
- Intend to study as a full-time student
- Have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
- Not have previously received a graduate research scholarship with similar benefits
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and other factors relevant to the proposed research, such as professional experience, refereed publications, or specialist medical qualifications.
Preference is given to lineal descendants of Australian soldiers (including members of the Australian Army Medical Corps Nursing Service) and sailors killed, blinded or permanently incapacitated (ie incapacitated for life to such an extent as to be prevented from earning a normal wage) while engaged in war service, with priority being given to World War I service.