Scholarships and seed funding

Scholarship opportunities and seed funding available to Higher Degree Research students.

1854 Scholarships

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Mammalogist Phoebe Burns checking a mammal trap

1854 Scholarships celebrate the museum's long history of research across both the Sciences and the Humanities, and build relationships between Museums Victoria and the university communities. 


The McCoy Project

The McCoy Project is a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria. It fosters innovative and high impact research projects that leverage the strengths of the two partners.  Participants who share common interests are drawn from the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria to take part in the McCoy Project.


Robert Blackwood Partnership

 A collaboration between Monash University and Museums Victoria to encourage and facilitate new research project ideas and initiatives that lead to high impact collaborations and significant external funding.  As part of the Partnership, eligible honours students can apply for a scholarship to cover costs related to the project.

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