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

NACCHO scholarship alert: Aboriginal Medical Students encouraged to apply for $9,000 scholarship


AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, today encouraged Indigenous medical students to apply for the 2013 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

Dr Hambleton said that an important part of closing the Indigenous health and life expectancy gap is to build an adequate workforce that includes Indigenous doctors and health professionals.

“There is evidence that there is a greater chance of improved health outcomes when Indigenous people are treated by Indigenous doctors and health professionals,” Dr Hambleton said.

“The numbers of Indigenous doctors are steadily increasing, but every effort needs to be made

to help make it possible for Indigenous people to study medicine.

“This is why the AMA offers the Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship of $9000 per

annum for aspiring Indigenous doctors.

“The scholarship has assisted many Indigenous men and women who may not have otherwise

had the financial resources to study medicine.

The scholarship was established in 1995 with a contribution from the Australian Government

to help increase the number of Indigenous doctors in Australia.

Applications for the scholarship must be in by 10 May 2012.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must currently be enrolled full time at an Australian

medical school and be eligible for ABSTUDY.

For further information on how to apply for the 2013 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical

Scholarship visit here

NACCHO scholarship alert:Aboriginal Medical Service Professional Development scholarships now open: closes 19 April 2013

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The Aboriginal Medical Service Professional Development scholarships opened on 4 March 2013 and will close 19 April 2013.

 The scholarships are an Australian Government initiative; distributed under the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS), to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) and to encourage the pursuit of a health career in both rural and metropolitan areas.

 The professional development scholarship is aimed to support nurses and midwives working in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

The scholarships are available for either CPD or postgraduate study and successful applicants may receive up to $15,000 for activities undertaken in the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.

 The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms is committed to continuing to support the Department of Health and Ageing’s Scholarship Scheme for nurses and midwives and to promote educational opportunities to nurses across Australia.

 “It is encouraging to see the Government’s support of Australian nurse’s careers and ongoing development. These scholarships help to promote nursing as a career within Australia and particularly in Indigenous communities. Scholarships provide nurses with the security they need to further their careers,” Professor Thoms said.

 NAHSSS scholarships are open to Australian citizens whose registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is current as an enrolled nurse, a registered nurse or registered midwife. Applicants must be working in a clinical setting.

 For more information on this, or other NAHSSS scholarships, visit



Contact – NAHSSS Scholarships Team
Phone – 1 800 117 262

Australian Rotary Health- Indigenous Health Scholarship $5,000 per year :closing 8 Feb 2013


Indigenous Health Scholarship objective

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The object of this program is:

  • to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students to undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions;
  • to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people in some of our remote areas;
  • with the intention of training doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, but the scope of the scheme has enlarged to permit the training, firstly of nurses, and now other health related profession.


To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin or both.
  • For the purposes of  this application, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is someone who  identifies as being of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander  origin and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she has  lived.
  • Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community supporting their claim;
  • Be undertaking and enrolled in an appropriate approved medical or health related degree.


Successful students will receive a $5,000 scholarship per year (while receiving the scholarship), $2,500 will be paid in each semester.   The program is a co-operative program between Australian Rotary Health Research, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government.


Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of the selection committee and will be based on the following criteria:

  • The proposed course of study should be of significant benefit to the needs of the Aboriginal community
  • Preference will be  given to applicants:
    1. Gaining first tertiary qualification
    2. Who have already completed successfully at least first year of tertiary education or any part of the stated course
    3. Community  involvement by an applicant will be taken into consideration

Applicants will also be asked to provide details of past/present studies, work experience, awards, personal development work, career path and any involvement in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.


All applicants, whether they are successful or unsuccessful, will be notified by mail.
For further information please contact Cheryl Deguara,

Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship,

PO Box 3455, PARRAMATTA, NSW   2124                   Phone:  02 8837 1900


Closing date for applications: Friday 8th February, 2013


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