Welcome to Melbourne Dental School
The University of Melbourne is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research training. As one of our researchers, you will be working with leading experts in the Dentistry field in first rate facilities such as the Melbourne Dental Clinic.
In collaboration with Industry partners and The Melbourne Dental School offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships which support students’ research projects and post graduate studies. Research degrees allow students to study a specific subject area in great depth through sustained, independent enquiry, carried out under the supervision of research staff of the faculty. Assessment is based on a written thesis and varies in length according to the degree program. For more detailed information regarding available grants and application requirements as well as ethical standards, thesis guidelines and formatting, please see below.
Grants/Awards & Scholarships
Information for students regarding grants, research funding and scholarship applications
Grants/Awards & Scholarships
Melbourne Dental School students can access funding support for their research projects via Internal and External grants and schemes spanning the Oral Health and Dental field. Each area of funding support will have their own criteria for assessing eligibility and suitability, according to the nature of research or cohort.
External Research Grants
External Research Grants are made available to Melbourne Dental School students by organisations with an interest in promoting Oral Health and Dental research within Australia. The application process is wholly facilitated by the respective organisation and must be applied for directly via their channels. All enquiries should also be directed to the funding body to ensure the most accurate information is received.
Internal Research Grants
Melbourne Dental School offers internal grants to all cohorts for various curriculum related research projects. These grants are applied for via the School’s Research Committee and the funds are provided for the purposes of facilitating research related expenses. Each applicant/s will need to ensure they have the support and guidance of their research supervisor. If applicant/s require use of laboratories or workshops, they are advised to contact the Laboratory Manager regarding OHS requirements at link below.
Melbourne Dental School awards and prizes recognise our students and researchers in the areas of excellence. Most of our awards are supported by trust funds established by generous benefactors, industry partners, and supporters through donations and sponsorships.
Awards supporting enrichment activities such as research or travel are by application, however prizes are often award to students who satisfy specific requirements of eligibility (e.g. getting the top mark within a subject, etc.).
The University of Melbourne offers a wide range of scholarships and is one of the most generous and comprehensive Scholarship Programs in Australia. It rewards the outstanding academic achievement of students and is committed to providing opportunities to those who may otherwise be excluded from university study due to socio-economic, cultural, geographic and other disadvantages.
Please visit the following link for further information regarding the scholarships which are available to students in the Melbourne Dental School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Scholarships Page
Students undertaking any research involving either Humans or Animals must apply for timely Ethics approval
Melbourne Dental School Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG)
The Melbourne Dental School HEAG provide preliminary assessment on behalf of the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and its Health Sciences Human Ethics Sub-Committees (HESC), on human research projects submitted by staff and students within the School, as well as to advise the HREC and HESC on issues pertaining to human research ethics in the School.
All proposed research involving humans to be conducted by staff and students within the school must obtain ethics approval. Researchers must submit human ethics applications to the HEAG via THEMIS. The HEAG conducts an ethical review of the human ethics application looking at adherence to guidelines, clear aims, feasibility, good design, justification, significance, risks and benefits, and clarity of communication.
The approval process varies depending on the level of risk of the proposed research. The University’s HREC has granted the HEAG the authority to approve certain low-risk applications. However, all other applications must be submitted to the HESC (via the HEAG) after recommendation for approval by the HEAG.
For more detailed information on committee membership, function and responsibility, and method of operation, please refer to the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity website Office for Research Ethics and Integrity website.
Formal guidelines and resources for thesis formatting in accordance with UoM standards
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Minor Thesis comprises the completion of a body of original research written up in a thesis format. The DCD Minor Thesis must ideally be completed within three years full-time study (including four consecutive semesters enrolled in a thesis subject during 2nd and 3rd years study).
For students who are undertaking the DCD Minor Thesis, please refer to the following links for further information and formatting guidelines.
Detailed information for Graduate students regarding how to prepare, plan and include publications in their thesis is available at the Graduate Research Hub website.
- External Research Grants