Research scholarships and summer experience

The Loxton Awards and Boger Awards

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD ‘Top Up’ Scholarships

Melbourne School of Engineering is awarding up to ten Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD top up awards to high achieving PhD candidates.  Recipients of the scholarship will receive $5000 per year for up to three years, topping-up current government or university PhD stipends. Scholarships are available to both domestic and international students. Applicants can be received throughout the year.

  • Eligibility criteria

    Academically excellent PhD applicants who have received a government or University scholarship for study within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and are commencing or are in their first year of study

    Due dates

    2017 application dates are yet to be announced.

  • How to apply

    Applications should include:

    • A full CV
    • Cover letter (1 page) addressing why you are interested in research, your motivation, and why you are deserving of this award.
    • With your letter include your:
      • Scholarship application number
      • Student ID
      • Student email address
      • Phone number
      • Current address

    To submit applications, or to request further information, email:

    Note: Only one application will be considered per person.

Summer Research Experience Program

The Summer Research Experience Program (SREP) is a 10–12 week (nominally December to February) summer research program offered to Engineering and Science students in the final year of their Bachelor or penultimate year of their Master degree*.

This involves students undertaking research activity in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to gain valuable research and laboratory experience. Successful applicants are expected to commence in early December. Students will be paid a nominal amount upon completion of the program.

SREP project listing for 2016–2017

Please note that this program does not replace or provide academic credit for any subjects.

  • Eligibility criteria
    • High-scoring students (H1 level equivalent)
    • Those students in the Melbourne Model pathway must have completed their final year of a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering Systems or Science degree
    • *Those students who began their study at the University of Melbourne in the Engineering Masters stream must have studied at the University of Melbourne for at least one year.
  • How to apply

    Applications are due by 7 October 2016.

    If you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete the following steps to apply:

    1. Write a single page application letter including all of the following information:
      • Student number
      • Student email address
      • Current postal address
      • Phone number
      • Your top three project preferences
      • Why you are interested in undertaking the program
    2. Email this letter to from your student email account by 7 October 2016.

    It is expected that the SREP Committee will advise successful applicants in late October 2016.

Further information


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