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SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS RELEVANT TO ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER MEDICAL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA

3ANU Summer Research Scholarships

4Cancer Council Australias International Summer School Essay Competition

4Cancer Council South Australia: Student Vacation Scholarships

5Cancer Council Western Australia - Edward and Patricia Usher Student Vacation Research Scholarships

6Childrens Cancer Institute of Australia Summer Vacation Scholarships

7Human Genetics Society Vacation Scholarships

8Indigenous Medical Student Placement Program (DoHA and AIDA)

10John Flynn Placement Program

11Kidney Health Australia Summer Vacation Scholarships

12Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) Summer Cadetships

13Monash Vacation Scholarships

14MS Research Australia: Summer Vacation Scholarships

15National Heart Foundation Summer Scholarships

16Queensland Institute of Medical Research Summer Studentships

17Quota International South Pacific Area: Scholarship for work in the fields of speech and hearing

18The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (in Adelaide) Research Foundation: Honours Research Scholarship

19The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (in Adelaide) Research Foundation: Vacation Research Scholarships

20The South Australian and Northern Territory Dementia Training Study Centre: Short-Term Scholarships

21UQ Summer Research Scholarships

22University of Sydney Summer Research Scholarships

24University of Waikato: Summer Research Scholarships

25UWA Medicine and Dentistry Summer Vacation Scholarship

25UWA School of Surgery Vacation Scholarships

ANU Summer Research Scholarships

These scholarships offer students from around Australia the opportunity to undertake a research project at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course

Must be undertaken at the ANU but are available to students enrolled in any Australian university

Additional criteria:

You must be in at least the second year of a bachelors degree course (including medicine)

You must be enrolled full time at an Australian university

You must be willing to participate in an ongoing research project or to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research work, which may result in a report or paper, possibly for publication

How much is it worth?

Return travel to Canberra

Accommodation and meals on campus at one of the ANU residential colleges for between eight and eleven weeks

A weekly allowance of $135

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Referees reports

Where to find out more:

ANU Summer Research Scholarships General Enquiries, Email: [email protected]: http://info.anu.edu.au/studyat/040PP_Graduate_Research/Summer_Research_Scholarships/general

Cancer Council Australias International Summer School Essay Competition

Each year the Cancer Council of Australia hosts an essay competition for medical students with the winner being awarded a trip to Europe to attend the International Summer School for Medical Students.

Who can apply?

This competition is:

Open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to medical students

This competition is Australia-wide

How much is it worth?

A trip to Europe to attend the International Summer School for Medical Students

Selection criteria:

An essay topic is set by the Cancer Council each year. The winner will be the applicant who submits the best essay (of 2500 words) on the topic, according the following criteria:

Concise and logical presentation of the argument

Relevance to cancer care in Australia

Relevance to medical students

Where to find out more:

Cancer Council Australia, Ph: (02) 8063 4100, Email [email protected]: www.cancer.org.au/HealthProfessionals/OncologyEducation/EssayCompetition.htm

Cancer Council South Australia: Student Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships enable undergraduate students (including medical students) to undertake research related to cancer at a recognised research institution in South Australia. Approximately10 scholarships are offered each year.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

You must undertake this scholarship in South Australia

Additional criteria:

You must have completed at least two years of your course

You must arrange your own project and supervisor and obtain the approval of the department/institution where you are planning to undertake your research

The scholarship project needs to be part of a cancer research program being conducted at a university or other research organisation

You cannot be receiving another student vacation scholarship at the same time

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $200 for the duration of your project, up to a maximum of eight weeks

Selection criteria:

Merit of your proposed project

Support of your supervisor and department/institution head

Academic merit

Where to find out more:

Nicole Sargent, Cancer Council South Australia Research Coordinator, Ph: (08) 8291 4297 or Email: [email protected]

Web: www.cancersa.org.au/aspx/Student_Vacation_Scholarships.aspx

Cancer Council Western Australia - Edward and Patricia Usher Student Vacation Research Scholarships

Each year the Cancer Council of Western Australia offers scholarships for students to undertake research projects broadly related to cancer during the summer holidays.

Scholarships are awarded for a period of 4 to 10 weeks. Multiple scholarships are offered each year.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

You must undertake this scholarship at an institution in Western Australia

Additional criteria:

You must have completed at least two years of your course (or three years if you are a medical student)

You must arrange your own project and supervisor, and obtain the permission of the department/institute where you plan to carry out your research

You must be studying full-time

You must not be employed in the cancer research area

How much is it worth?

Once-off payment of $3,000

Selection criteria:

Merit of your proposed project

The relevance of your proposed project to cancer control

The extent to which the project is likely to advance your career and personal knowledge

Where to find out more:

Research Administration Officer, Cancer Council Western Australia, Ph: (08) 9388 4354 Web: www.cancerwa.asn.au/research/funding/usher

Childrens Cancer Institute of Australia Summer Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships provide an opportunity for final year undergraduate science or medical students to get involved in real-life cancer research alongside post-graduate students and senior researchers in Sydney during the summer holidays. Up to two scholarships will be offered each year.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to science students and medical students

Open to students from any university in Australia. However You must undertake this scholarship at the Sydney Childrens Hospital in Randwick

Additional criteria:

You must be in the final year of a science or medical degree

You must have a genuine interest in biomedical research

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $200 for the duration of your project, up to a maximum of eight weeks.

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

A personal statement explaining why you would like a vacation scholarship at the Childrens Cancer Institute of Australia

Letter of recommendation from an academic referee

Where to find out more:

Dr AmandaPhilp, Careers and Strategy Officer, Ph: (02)97777032, Email: [email protected]

Web: www.ccia.org.au/?pagecall=content&ContentID=43209

Human Genetics Society Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships offer an opportunity for students to undertake a research project in human genetics over the summer holidays under the supervision of a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) in Perth.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate degree course

This scholarship must be undertaken in Perth

Additional criteria:

You must have completed at least two years of your university course

You must arrange your own project for a period of 6-8 weeks during the summer vacation:

Your project relevant to the area of human genetics

You must be supervised throughout the research period

Your supervisor must be a financial member of the HGSA

You must have the approval of the institution where youll be undertaking your project.

You must present the outcomes of your research at the first HGSA Western Australia Branch Seminar of 2010

How much is it worth?

A total of $2,500. You will be paid $2000 at the beginning of the research period, and the remaining $500 on its completion

Youll be required to present the outcomes of your project at a seminar

Selection criteria:

The overall merit of your application

The value of your proposed project

The relevance of your project to the area of human genetics

Where to find out more:

Gabrielle Reid, The University of Western Australia, Ph: (08) 9449 5178, Email: [email protected]: www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home/vacation/hgsa

Indigenous Medical Student Placement Program (DoHA and AIDA)

This program is a partnership between the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) together with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA).It offers an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students from anywhere in Australia to undertake a placement in health policy in Canberra with the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) within DoHA. Up to two placements may be offered each year.

Who can apply?

This program is:

Only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Only available to medical students

This scholarship is open to Indigenous medical students from anywhere in Australia, but must be undertaken in Canberra

Additional criteria:

This program is usually undertaken during your end of year break, but may be undertaken by a student during a mid-year break Placements of up to eight weeks are offered but the length of each placement will be based on the individual circumstances of each student

This program will also offer you the opportunity of spending time in other areas of the Department and to undertake clinical placements at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Canberra

How much is it worth?

Youll get paid at the Australian Public Service Level 3-6 rate depending on your level of experience and duration of your placement (up to eight weeks)

Youll receive one week of paid holidays between Christmas and New Year

Travel to and from Canberra and your accommodation in Canberra during your placement will also be covered

Selection criteria:

An academic reference from a relevant tutor or lecturer

Availability. Priority will be given to students who can undertake longer placements (up to 8 weeks)

The degree to which your interests are aligned with the current priorities of the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Where to find out more:

The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, Ph (02) 6273 5013, Email: [email protected]

John Flynn Placement Program

This program offers medical students from across Australia the opportunity to undertake paid work experience with a doctor in a rural or remote community for two weeks a year during university holidays, usually for a period of four years. Up to 300 new students are accepted each year.

Who can apply?

This program is:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to medical students

Available Australia-wide

Additional criteria:

You must be in your first or second year of a graduate entry course, or in your first, second or third year of an undergraduate medical course You must be willing to develop an ongoing relationship with your mentor doctor and get involved in all aspects of community life throughout the period of your scholarship You arent able to choose where you will be placed although you have a chance to nominate a preferred State/Territory and your medical interests so that an appropriate match can be made

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $500 per week whilst you are undertaking your placements. The total value of your allowance will be $4,000 ($500 per week for two weeks a year over four years)

Travel to and from your community and basic accommodation expenses during your placement periods will also be covered

Selection criteria:

Willingness to participate in and learn about rural and remote communities and medical practices

Willingness to undertake cultural awareness training if necessary

Ability to be open minded, adaptable and pro-active

The selection process is as follows:

Each university is allocated a quota of places based on the number of enrolled students enrolled in the medical course Your application will be assessed against the selection criteria and you will be ranked against other students from your university Interviews will be held at your university to determine which students will fill your universitys quota of places

Where to find out more:

The Program is administered by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Ph: 18000 231 231 (free call), Email: [email protected]

Web: www.acrrm.org.au/john-flynn-placement-program-0

Kidney Health Australia Summer Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships offer opportunities for undergraduate students (including medical students) to spend their summer holidays undertaking a research project broadly related to disorders of the kidney. Scholarship recipients need to arrange their own supervisor and can undertake their research from anywhere in Australia.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

This scholarship can be conducted from anywhere in Australia and is available to students enrolled in any Australian university

Additional criteria:

You must be a full-time university student

You must be planning to undertake a research project into kidney health over the summer vacation. You must have a project supervisor and approval from the department/ institution where you will be conducting your research

You must not be receiving funding from another source for the same, or similar project

How much is it worth?

$2,000 which will be paid once you have submitted a report on the outcome of your project

Selection criteria:

The merit of your proposed project

A brief description of your career to this point and your future career plans

Support from your project supervisor

Where to find out more:

Kidney Health Australia Medical Directors Office, Ph: (08) 8334 7500, Email: [email protected]

Web: www.kidney.org.au/HealthProfessionals/MedicalResearchFundingProgram/tabid/633/Default.aspx

Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) Summer Cadetships

These cadetships offer an opportunity for medical and science students to learn about medical and scientific research and undertaking a supervised research project on the topic of lung health in Perth during their summer holidays. Up to six cadetships are available each year.

Who can apply?

These cadetships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to science students and medical students

You must undertake this cadetship in Perth

Additional criteria:

You must be a full-time university student

A list of Summer Cadetship Projects is offered by LIWA each year. Youll need to rank in order of preference your research interests against the list of available projects

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $400 per week (tax-free) for up to 10 weeks

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Relevant experience

A brief essay explaining why youd like to undertake a student cadetship

Applicants are ranked on their overall quality, rather than their suitability to a specific research unit or project

Where to find out more:

Lung Institute of Western Australia, Ph (08) 8 9346 3198, Email [email protected]: www.liwa.uwa.edu.au/page/4028

Monash Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships offer university students interested in research the opportunity to undertake research related activities in their summer or winter holidays to further their knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are matched to specific projects at a variety of research institutions, mostly in Melbourne.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

These scholarships are available to students of all Australian universities Most projects associated with these scholarships must be undertaken in Melbourne

Additional criteria:

You must be studying university full-time

You must have completed two years of your course

You must have completed any pre-requisite subjects for any projects you apply for

You must not be a staff member at Monash University

How much is it worth?

The value of this scholarship is variable. It will depend on funding in any given year.

Selection criteria:

Academic merit (based on your GPA)

Your suitability to the research unit or project for which you apply

Where to find out more:

Monash University Coursework Scholarships Unit, Ph: (03) 9902 6011. You can also submit an online enquiry here: http://monash-ext.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/monash_ext.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

Web: www.adm.monash.edu.au/scholarships/opportunities/vacation-schols.html

MS Research Australia: Summer Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships enable students studying medicine or science and completed at least three years of their course to spend their summer holidays undertaking research into Multiple Sclerosis (MS), usually at one of the research laboratories or rehabilitation institutes across Australia that have a presence in MS research.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to science students and medical students

These scholarships are available to university students at all Australian universities. Where you undertake your project is up to you but scholarships are usually awarded to projects conducted at research laboratories or rehabilitation institutes in major citiesAdditional criteria:

You should have completed at least three years of your course and be re-enrolling (in an honours program or the rest of your course) the following year

You will need to arrange your own project and supervisor, and get permission from the department/institute where you plan to conduct your research

Your project does not need to be in biomedical research. It can be in social or applied research with relevance to MS

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $275 per week for up to 8 weeks

A maintenance allowance of $300 is paid to your host institution to cover the cost of minor equipment and consumables

Selection criteria:

Academic merit (based on your GPA)

The merit of your proposed project

A letter of support from your immediate supervisor

The comments of two academic referees

Where to find out more:

Sue Barham, Research Co-ordinator Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, Department of Neurology Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital WA, Ph: (08) 9346 2471, Email: [email protected]: www.msra.org.au/funding-opportunities

National Heart Foundation Summer Scholarships

These scholarships offer an opportunity for undergraduate university students to participate in research related to cardiovascular health during the summer holidays. Students will need to organise their own project and supervisor and can undertake their project anywhere in Australia.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available to students enrolled in their Universitys Faculty of Medicine or Science

Available to university students Australia-wide. Your project can be undertaken from anywhere in Australia

Additional criteria:

You must be an undergraduate student. Honours students arent eligible You must have completed at least two years of your course

Youll need to arrange your own project and supervisor, and obtain permission from the department/institution where you are planning to conduct your research. Your research must be broadly related to cardiovascular function and can have a biomedical, clinical or public health focus. Your project should take 6-8 weeks to complete

How much is it worth?

Once-off payment of $2,000

Selection criteria:

The merit of your proposed project

The support of your supervisor and administering institution

Where to find out more:

Research Program, National Heart Foundation, Ph: (03) 9321 1581, Email: [email protected]: www.heartfoundation.org.au/Professional_Information/Research/Available_Funding/Summer_Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx

Queensland Institute of Medical Research Summer Studentships

These studentships enable undergraduate students of science, medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies to participate in a supervised project over the summer holidays at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. Studentships are for four weeks duration.

Who can apply?

These studentships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available to undergraduate students of science, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science

Available to university students Australia-wide. Your studentship must be undertaken at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane

Additional criteria:

You will need to apply specifically for available projects. Each project may have its own specific eligibility and selection criteria.

Preference will be given to students who have completed two years of their course

You will generally require a GPA of 5 (credit average) to be competitive for a studentship

How much is it worth?

An allowance of up to $250 per week for four weeks

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

The comments of two referees

Any other relevant information on your rsum

Where to find out more:

Simone Cross, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Education Coordinator , Ph: (07) 3362 0307, Email: [email protected]: www.qimr.edu.au/study/scholSumm.html Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in studying an Honours, Masters or PhD at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research should contact the Coordinator of the Indigenous Health Research Program, Gail Garvey, Ph: (07) 3845 3576, Email: [email protected]

Quota International South Pacific Area: Scholarship for work in the fields of speech and hearing

This scholarship provides an opportunity to undertake a research, short-term study, work experience, professional development or a study tour in the field of speech or hearing in any part of the world. This could be a relevant elective or summer holiday experience for a medical student.

Who can apply?

This scholarship is:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Professionals, students and voluntary workers are all eligible for selection. Applicants may have academic or non-academic qualifications.

Available Australia-wide

Additional criteria:

You must be at least 25 years old

How much is it worth?

The QUOTA South Pacific Area Scholarship is a once-off payment of $7,000

The Sheila Drummond Bursary is a once-off payment of $4,000.00

Selection criteria:

Merit of your proposed project

The likely benefit of your project (how the knowledge and experience you gain will be used when you return home)

Reports from three referees

Where to find out more:

Enquiries, Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Web: www.quotaspas.org.au

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (in Adelaide) Research Foundation: Honours Research Scholarship

This scholarship supports an honours student at any university in South Australia to undertake their honours project and develop their research skills at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide.

Who can apply?

This scholarship is:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant course

Only available at universities in South Australia

Additional criteria:

You must be commencing an honours program

You must not be receiving another honours scholarship

How much is it worth?

An allowance of between $3,000 and $7,000 for one year depending on the availability of funding (paid in three instalments)

A $1,000 maintenance allowance will be paid to the Department where youre undertaking your research

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Your suitability for research training

Reports from two referees

Where to find out more:

Enquiries Ph: (08)82441100, Email [email protected]: www.tqehrf.com.au/our-research/research-funding.asp#417_9

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (in Adelaide) Research Foundation: Vacation Research Scholarships

These scholarships provide an opportunity for undergraduate students (including medical students) with research potential to gain research experience at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide over their summer holidays.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

Available to university students Australia-wide. Your studentship must be undertaken at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation in Adelaide

Additional criteria:

You must have completed at least two years of your course

You must not be receiving another vacation scholarship at the same time

The duration of your scholarship will be between six and eight weeks

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $200 per week for up to eight weeks (paid in two instalments)

As a condition of this scholarships youll be required to submit a report on your project and make a presentation of your findings to a research audience

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Your suitability for research training

Reports from two referees

Where to find out more:

Enquiries Ph: (08)82441100, Email [email protected]: www.tqehrf.com.au/our-research/research-funding.asp#417_9

The South Australian and Northern Territory Dementia Training Study Centre: Short-Term Scholarships

These scholarships enable university students from South Australia and the Northern Territory to undertake short-term research projects that relate to improving the quality of life of people with dementia, especially for disadvantaged sub-groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia. This could be a possible honours project for a medical student.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate course (including medicine)

Only available to students enrolled in universities in South Australia and the Northern Territory

Additional criteria:

You will need to arrange your own research project and supervisor, and have permission from the department/institute where you are undertaking your research

The South Australian and Northern Territory Dementia Training Study Centre aims to allocate scholarship money to projects that will:

Promote awareness of dementia

Assist health professionals within rural and remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities

Provide improved care and services to people with dementia Facilitate research on dementia

Achieve maximum impact on improvement in the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

How much is it worth?

The value of this scholarship is variable depending on available funding but may be up to $7,000 for one year

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Merit of your proposed project

Support from your supervisor and research department

The Dementia Training Study Centre aims to allocate scholarship money to projects that will:

Promote awareness of dementia

Assist health professionals (or those training to be) within rural and remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities provide improved care and services to people with dementia

Facilitate research on dementia

Achieve maximum impact on improvement in the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers

Where to find out more:

Enquiries: Ph: (08) 8372 2100, Email: [email protected]: www.santdtsc.edu.au/scholarships/short-term-scholarships/

UQ Summer Research Scholarships

These scholarships offer an opportunity for students to improve their research experience by participating in a research project associated with the University of Queensland over the summer holidays.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available to students of relevant undergraduate courses (including medicine) and some masters by coursework students

Available to students enrolled in any Australian universityAdditional criteria:

You will need to arrange your own research project and supervisor, and have permission from the department/institute where you are undertaking your research

You must be in your second, third or honours year of full time undergraduate degree course, or be close to finishing a masters by coursework program

The duration of the scholarships will be between six and eight weeks

How much is it worth?

A weekly allowance of $300

Non-UQ students based outside of Brisbane will also receive a contribution towards travel expenses to and from Brisbane, and accommodation and all meals at a residential college on campus (up to a value of $7,000 for the total cost of the scholarship)

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Your reasons for wanting to participate in the program

The quality of your proposed project

Applications will be assessed by the individual faculties, schools or research institutes

Where to find out more:

The Office of Undergraduate Education University of Queensland, Ph: (07) 3365 2954, Email:[email protected]

Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships/index.html?page=104601&pid=104208

University of Sydney Summer Research Scholarships

These scholarships provide undergraduate students (including medical students) at the University of Sydney with the opportunity to obtain experience in medical-related research over the summer holidays. Approximately 60 scholarships are awarded each year of which roughly 20 are reserved for previous scholarship holders.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to undergraduate science students (including physical and natural sciences, and pharmacy) and medical students

Only available to students enrolled at the University of Sydney

Additional criteria:

You must be studying university full-time

You must not have already completed a Masters degree or PhD

Students who have received this scholarship on a previous occasion are encouraged to re-apply

You will need to apply specifically for available projects. You can nominate up to two preferences on your application form. Each project may have its own specific eligibility and selection criteria All Summer Research Projects are supervised and are available for a period of up to eight weeks

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $225 per week for eight weeks (paid in two instalments)

As a condition of this scholarships youll be required to submit a report and make a presentation of your findings to an audience at the end of the project

Selection criteria:

Academic merit

Your suitability for the project

Any relevant work experience

A report from a referee

A letter of up to one page outlining your reasons for applying for a Summer Research Scholarship

Applications will be assessed by the project supervisor

Where to find out more:

Megan van der Hoeven, Research Support Officer Sydney Medical School, Ph: (02) 9114 0802, Email: [email protected]: www.medfac.usyd.edu.au/research/srs/index.php

University of Waikato: Summer Research Scholarships

These scholarships enable students from any university in Australia or New Zealand to pursue their research interests under the supervision of an academic staff member from the University of Waikato. Projects are available in a wide range of fields including medicine and medical sciences.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Available for any relevant undergraduate, honours or first year Masters course (including medicine)

Available to students of all Australian and New Zealand universities

Additional criteria:

Research projects are available in the following fields:

Arts and Language Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, General and Applied Linguistics, Geography, History, Humanities, Law, Finance, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Screen and Media Studies, Societies and Cultures, Strategy and HR Management Each project may have its own specific eligibility and selection criteria

How much is it worth?

$5,000 over a ten week period

Selection criteria:

Contact the University of Waikato Scholarships Office for details

Where to find out more:

Enquiries: Ph: +64 7 858 5136 or +64 7 858 5195, Email: [email protected]waikato.ac.nz

Web: www.waikato.ac.nz/research/scholarships/pdf/SummerResearchScholarship.pdf / www.waikato.ac.nz/research/scholarships/scholarships_and_prizes.shtml

UWA Medicine and Dentistry Summer Vacation Scholarship

This scholarship provides an opportunity for medical, dental, health science and podiatry students at the University of Western Australia to gain supervised research experience in an area of medical science during their summer holidays.

Who can apply?

This scholarship is:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available to students of medicine, dentistry, health sciences and podiatry

Only available to students of the University of Western Australia

Additional criteria:

You can apply at any stage of your course

Preference will be given to students wishing to enter an honours level course in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

How much is it worth?

A total of $2,000 over a six week period

Selection criteria:

The merit of the proposed research project

Support of your supervisor

Information you provide in your rsum including any previous research experience you have had and scholarships you have held

Where to find out more:

Neil Bryan, UWA Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Ph: (08) 9346 2887, Email: [email protected]

Web: www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home/vacation/meddent

UWA School of Surgery Vacation Scholarships

These scholarships are available to medical students at the University of Western Australia to pursue their interest in surgery over the summer holidays.

Who can apply?

These scholarships are:

Available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Only available for medicine

Only available to students of the University of Western Australia

Additional criteria:

Students must choose from a list of available projects advertised before each summer vacation. Each project may have its own specific criteria

How much is it worth?

An allowance of $200 per week for up to seven weeks

Selection criteria:

Applicants are required to contact the Supervisor prior to the application being submitted Your suitability for the program based on your rsum a one-page expression of interest

Where to find out more:

Andrew Davey, UWA Surgery Administration Unit, Ph: (08) 9346 4164, Email: [email protected]

Web: www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home/vacation/surgery

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