Fenner Merit Scholarship in Medical Sciences


This scholarship is offered by the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).

The Fenner Merit Scholarship is a supplementary scholarship in honour of eminent Australian and former JCSMR scientist Professor Frank Fenner.  The scholarship is intended  to attract students of high calibre to pursue graduate research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.  The number of scholarships available may vary from year to year.   Fenner Merit Scholarships will be awarded annually to high-ranked applicants who have been awarded a PhD stipend scholarship tenable at JCSMR.

Field of study

Medical Sciences


To be awarded a Fenner Merit Scholarship, must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident of Australia or international student of high calibre;
  • enrolled in a PhD program at JCSMR; and
  • in receipt of a base/primary stipend scholarship.


Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.


The scholarship offers a stipend of $10,000 per annum for up to 3 years.  The scholarship is paid fortnightly in arrears.

How to apply

There is no separate application process. Applicants for the JCSMR PhD program will automatically be considered for a Fenner Merit supplementary award.