Providing selected students with a supervised introduction to research in chemistry.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Our Masson Scholars Program provides selected students with a supervised introduction to research in chemistry. Successful candidates will be supervised by a member of staff according to their general strengths and interests, whether it be pure or applied chemistry.
As well as learning about scientific research, the Masson scholars gain workforce experience and have the chance to meet, socialise and make friends with students of similar interests.
It is recommended for students who are seriously considering our Masters program, particularly advanced second years and current third years.
Students will receive $500 per week for a period of four to eight weeks of research in the School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne. Detailed information on the scholarship payment will be part of your induction pack.
Masson Scholarships are available to students who are:
- Enrolled in any single or combined degree program in which they have been able to study a significant amount of Chemistry.
- Seriously considering University of Melbourne Chemistry postgraduate research programs (e.g. MSc, RHD).
Students from other Australian and New Zealand Universities are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Download our current Masson Scholars Program Booklet
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for 2019/2020 will open on 19th August 2019 and will close on 19th October 2019.
You will need to complete the PDF application form and attach the relevant documents. Before you apply we recommend you:
- Have spoken to a potential supervisor.
- Have your academic transcript ready to attach to your application.
- Have your CV ready to attach to your application.
Complete applications should be emailed to MassonScholarsProgram-Chemistry@unimelb.edu.au
Frequently Asked Questions
What research projects are available?
Research projects are at the discretion of supervisors. There are projects listed on this website, however, this list is not exhaustive.
Supervisors may develop other projects in consultation with scholars. You may wish to contact potential supervisors in Department research areas to discuss potential projects.
When do research projects take place?
The School has the capacity to have scholars attend from early January to late February 2020.Research project dates are also subject to supervisor availability. If you are interested in applying, it is a good idea to contact potential supervisors in your interest areas to discuss potential projects and dates.
Can students apply for the program without a potential supervisor?
Yes, though communicating with potential supervisors before applying is advisable.
Indeed, we actively encourage applicants to initiate contact with potential supervisors as this is an important part of the process of going into Masters and PhD programs.
Can second-year students apply?
Advanced second year students are encouraged to apply. The program is primarily aimed at third year students, as students in second year may not yet have strong enough foundations to undertake a research project.
Can the program be undertaken on a part-time basis?
Unfortunately, there is no part-time option for the program.
Are we expected to create our own project or are there potential projects waiting?
There is a list of potential projects on this website; however, you can discuss topics of interest with potential supervisors.
Should I contact a potential supervisor myself or go through the University's representative first?
You should contact the potential supervisor directly. We actively encourage applicants to initiate contact with potential supervisors as this is an important part of the process of going into Masters and PhD programs.
Can non-University of Melbourne students apply?
Students from other Australian or New Zealand Universities are most welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will need to organise and pay for their own accommodation and travel.
If you have read through all of the information and still have further questions, please contact the project administrators via email.