Scholarship support

The Oral Health CRC offers scholarships to high-achieving students intending to undertake projects in keeping with the agreed aims of the CRC.

In addition to receiving financial support, students studying through the Oral Health CRC have the opportunity to attend conferences, participate in professional development, and have direct contact with industry.

Scholarships are available to students enrolled at The University of Melbourne or the University of Queensland for:

  • Bachelor of Science, 3rd year summer project
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine, 3rd year summer project
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine, Honours
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Science (Biomedical and Health Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Research technology

Researchers in the Oral Health CRC use state-of-the-art techniques in:

  • Protein chemistry/peptide synthesis/nanotechnology
  • Molecular biology/microarray technology
  • Microbiology/flow cytometry/confocal microscopy
  • Immunology/vaccine development
  • Mass spectroscopy/proteomics
  • Molecular modelling/NMR/bioinformatics
  • Facial imaging

Research projects

Projects can be undertaken in any of our four research programs.

  • Oral and systemic diseases - understanding oral health issues, their links with other health issues and investigating biomarkers in disease.
  • Prevention and early diagnosis - developing diagnostics and practices for the early detection of oral disease; developing and testing preventive products including functional foods and beverages; oral health promotion.
  • Intervention and management - developing treatments and dental products, investigating minimal intervention strategies and improving oral health service delivery.
  • Reconstruction and regeneration - developing new dental materials and technologies for tooth restoration; investigating methods for bone regeneration; improving the quality and retention of dental implants.

How to apply

Oral Health CRC scholarships are dependent on the success of the student's application for candidature at the University of Melbourne or the University of Queensland. It is strongly recommended that students contact the relevant coordinator of graduate studies at their preferred University.  

Information on the application process for postgraduate research at The University of Melbourne can be found at

Honours applicants should consult the list of Honours research projects currently available before proceding with their application.

For more information, contact Oral Health CRC Education Program Leader Laila Huq