Donor: The late Mrs Joan Margaret Dickson bequethed $60,000 as a tribute to the work done by Dr Hector Maclean during the years he was resident in Melbourne. 

To award to a research student in the department of Ophthalmology (‘the department’).


$4,165. One or more scholarships up to the value of $1,600 may be awarded from this amount ($200 per week, pro-rata).

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


Open to University of Melbourne students enrolled in a science, biomedicine, medicine, or other relevant degree.


Recipients of the scholarship will be selected based on the application and an interview.


Calls for applications will be announced September-October 2017 at You can register your interest at


The outcome will be announced in November 2017.


All enquiries to


Recipients of the scholarship will undertake a 4-8 week project placement during the summer that can commence from December 2017 and will not include the Christmas closure period. Exact dates will be negotiated between the student and supervisor.