Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships may be available to students undertaking honours in the BSc or BMedSc degree, who undertake their Honours project within a discipline in the School of Medical Sciences.

  • Anatomy & Histology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Biomedical Sciences

There are some additional scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit and equity. Local students intending to enrol for the Honours year at the University of Sydney are eligible to apply. For more information contact the University of Sydney Scholarships Office on (02) 9351 2717 or visit the University Scholarships website.

Awards and Prizes

The major prizes on offer in the School of Medical Sciences are The John Irvine Hunter Prize and The John and Lillian Frances Laycock Memorial Prize.
There are also two major prizes, the Bercovici Medal and Prize, and the Rebecca L Cooper Medal and Prize, awarded to Young Investigators every year by the Bosch Institute.
A list of prizes and awards offered at Discipline level is also available on each Discipline website.

The John Irvine Hunter Prize in Anatomy Prosection

Established in 1990 by a bequest from the late Mrs Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller in recognition of Professor John Hunter's distinction in both classical and research anatomy.

Provided the work is of sufficient merit, the Prize may be awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Medical Sciences, after consultation with the Head of the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology, for the best prosection of the head and neck and/or brain by a student in the prosectors' competition held annually by the School.

In the event of two or more students being deemed to be of equal merit, the Prize may be shared.

Value: $3750

The John Irvine Hunter Research Prize in Anatomy

Provided the work is of sufficient merit, the prize may be awarded annually by the Dean of the Sydney Medical School on the recommendation of the School of Medic al Sciences, after consultation with the head of the discipline of Anatomy & Histology, to a candidate for a postgraduate research degree for the best research undertaken in the disciplines of the School of Medical Sciences.

Applicants will need to demonstrate superior qualities in capacity for independent enquiry, technical achievement and effective communication. In the event of two or more students being deemed to be of equal merit, the Prize may be shared.

Value: $5000

The John and Lillian Frances Laycock Memorial Prize

Established in 2008 by a donation from Dr John Laycock in memory of his parents.

Provided the work is of sufficient merit, the prize may be awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Medical Sciences, after consultation with the Head of the Discipline of Anatomy, for the best dissection by a Stage 3 student undertaken during the Anatomy Option.

Value: $1000