NACCHO Scholarship Alert: PhD Scholarship $35 k in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health



Expressions of Interest – Andrology Australia – COB Wednesday 31 July 2013

A key priority area of the Andrology Australia program is to raise the awareness of male reproductive health disorders and associated conditions in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

To build capacity in Indigenous Health Research, a scholarship from Andrology Australia is available to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to undertake full time research towards a PhD degree.

It is proposed that the project will focus on health service access and primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

The appointed PhD student will possess either a Medical or Allied Health Professional qualification and registered with their relevant association with a demonstrated research interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health issues.

Practical research experience and ability to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in discussions about their health and wellbeing are essential requirements for this role. Potential applicants will need to negotiate their candidature with an Australian University.

The successful applicant will receive a PhD scholarship as an annual tax-free stipend equivalent to the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship Stipend (approx. $30,500 – $35,500 p.a) for three years full-time. Opportunities to also apply for a NHMRC scholarship and allowances will be encouraged.

Expressions of Interest (EOI): Please send your EOI application by COB Wednesday 31 July 2013 to:

Dr Carol Holden, CEO Andrology Australia
c/o Monash Institute of Medical Research, PO Box 5418, Clayton 3168.

Your EOI application is to include a curriculum vita, academic records, and letter of support from the Dean/Head of School/Department of a participating University, together with contact details of three academic referees.

A possible research opportunity is outlined. Other research proposals consistent with the overall theme and Andrology Australia objectives will also be considered: a 2-page outline is to be submitted with your EOI application.

The Andrology Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Reference Group will oversee the selection process.

For more information about the PhD scholarship opportunity, please contact:
Dr Carol Holden

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