Eric Glasgow Scholarship

Eric Glasgow Anatomy Bequest Summer Research Scholarship

Passionate about anatomy? Want to put your research skills into practice?

The Eric Glasgow Anatomy Bequest Summer Research Scholarship offers you the opportunity to contribute to a research project in anatomical prosection (professional dissections) or 3D anatomy specimen printing.

Over the summer break, successful scholars are supported by a paid scholarship, giving you a taste of what a research career could be like in the exciting field of anatomy.

Hear what our previous Eric Glasgow scholars said about their experience.


As an Eric Glasgow summer scholar, you will:

  • Experience working in-depth on an area of anatomy research
  • Develop research and academic skills that can be applied to your studies or future career
  • Be mentored by a member of the Centre for Human Anatomy Education
  • Complete dissection skill training

After completing your summer research project, your work may be featured on the Centre for Human Anatomy Education website.

Professor Eric Glasgow with anatomy studentsProfessor Eric Glasgow AO

This scholarship is named in honour of Professor Eric Glasgow AO, a former Monash anatomy professor, renowned both nationally and internationally for his passionate, lively and inspired teaching of anatomy.

Professor Glasgow began teaching anatomy at Monash in 1965 and played a pivotal role in establishing the University’s reputation for innovation in anatomy education. During his tenure, he introduced anatomical applications, group discussions and living anatomy - using ballet dancers and bodybuilders - to engage and inspire his students.

Professor Glasgow’s research focused on aspects of childhood and adult kidney disease. For many years he served as the consulting renal pathologist at Prince Henry’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Professor Glasgow received the Monash Silver Jubilee Award for excellence in teaching in 1985.  He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1999, in recognition of his services to medicine, particularly anatomy education, his research discoveries, and his engagement with the community.

In 1985, Professor Glasgow was appointed Professor of Human Anatomy at the Stanford University School of Medicine and began dividing his time between Monash and Stanford. During this tenure, he was a three-time recipient of the prestigious Stanford’s Kaiser Award for Outstanding Teaching (1987, 1992 and 1997).

Professor Glasgow died on 2 January 2001, after a brief illness. Today his legacy lives on through the thousands of students he taught all over the globe, as well as through his generosity which continues to impact students today.


This scholarship is open to students enrolled in one of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science (developmental biology major)
  • Honours year of either a Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Science (in a project-based in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology)


  • Applicants must be able to show skills and knowledge of anatomical sciences in your undergraduate studies to date.
  • Applicants must be able to display skills in dissection or other related activities pertaining to anatomical sciences (such as imaging).
  • Applicants should be able to show an interest in the Centre for Human Anatomy Education‘s research areas and teaching activities.

How to apply

Submit your application through the Summer and Winter Research Scholarships Program website.

Please contact the Glasgow Scholarship Director, Dr David Gonsalvez, with any questions about this scholarship.