Honours scholarship

Honours scholarship

Student using a computer in the lab

Alan W Harris Scholarship

All Honours students at the Institute will be awarded the Alan W Harris Scholarship. From 2017 Masters of Science students who undertake research at the Institute and have an H1 academic standard in their final year are also eligible for scholarship. 

The award carries an allowance of $5000 in total, paid to students on a fortnightly basis while undertaking the course.

Dr Alan Harris research and career

The scholarship is named in honour of cell biologist Dr Alan Harris (1938-2006), who was the first to establish continuously growing lines of antibody producing cells. One of his lines was later used in the landmark development of monoclonal antibodies.

During his 36-year research career at the institute, Dr Harris made singular contributions in the fields of genetics, immunology, cancer biology and histopathology.

He had a particular rapport with students and young scientists, building their confidence and earning their lifelong respect, affection and gratitude.


Sue Hardy
Student Academic Administrator
Phone +61 3 9345 2549
Email education@wehi.edu.au