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Division of Health Sciences postgraduate scholarships and grants

Scholarships for continuing studentsContinuing Students Scholarships for new studentsNew Students Scholarships for indigenous studentsIndigenous Students
Scholarships for rural students Rural Students Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students Economically Disadvantaged Students Scholarships for international studentsInternational Students

Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Conference Scholarship for Students Health Science $1,000 Associate Head of School  
Robyn Parkes Postgraduate Nursing Grant Nursing $1,000 Scholarship and Prizes Officer  
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 Chris Crabbe Scholarships for rural students
Schulz Veterans' MATES Travel Grant Pharmacy, Medical Science $1,000 Libby Roughead Continuing Students

Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.


Conference Scholarship for Students

The School of Health Sciences Conference Scholarship provides financial support for students to present papers or posters at local or international conferences with the aim to facilitate student dissemination of new knowledge and provide student networking opportunities.

Application Form and Information (DOC 68KB)

Value: $1,000

Closing date: First round of applications close 15 March. Second round of applications close 15 October.

For more information contact:
Dr. Kerry Thoirs
School of Health Science
Tel: (08) 8302 2903
Email: kerry.thoirs@unisa.edu.au 

Forward completed applications to:
Gillian Carr
School of Health Science
Tel: (08) 8302 2308
Email: Gillian.Carr@unisa.edu.au 

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Robyn Parkes Postgraduate Nursing Grant

The Robyn Parkes Postgraduate Nursing Grant has been established through a bequest from Robyn Parkes who passed away in late 2011. Robyn was an extraordinary and creative nurse who had a highly diversified nursing career with an unwavering commitment to the progression of the profession and the development of nursing staff.

The grant will be offered to external postgraduate nursing students (Master of Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Nursing) from rural or isolated areas who are enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis basis and will provide financial assistance for the costs associated with undertaking postgraduate study.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

To be eligible, applicants must complete a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining their career goals and future plans and how the grant will help them achieve their ambitions. The statement should also outline their nursing philosophy and, where relevant, the nature of any thesis/project to be undertaken.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of a personal written statement and academic merit based on their Grade Point Average (GPA).

Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a real passion and commitment to the field of nursing.

Value: The total value of the grant is $1,000. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Rural Reconnect Grant

These grants are available to students from a rural or isolated area who have relocated to Adelaide to study full-time and are undertaking a professional experience placement in one the following disciplines: Education, Health Sciences, Nursing or Midwifery.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and have lived in a rural or isolated area for at least four years prior to commencing university. Applicants must be undertaking their placement in a rural area in the year that they apply for the grant.

Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively. Applicants must not have completed their placement prior to the application closing date.

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing the location and duration of their rural placement and their future career goals. Preference may be given to applicants who are undertaking a rural placement greater than four consecutive weeks. Applicants who are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health are not eligible to apply. Applicants who have previously been in receipt of a Rural Reconnect Grant are not eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Recipients will also be invited to participate in research and evaluation.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Recipients will also be invited to participate in research and evaluation.

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsSchulz Veterans' MATES Travel Grant

The travel grant is designed to assist a postgraduate student and/or research staff member employed by the University in the Veterans' MATES project obtain national or international academic conference/meeting experience.

Value: $1,000

For extended criteria and application details, please contact:
A/Prof. Libby Roughead
Project Director
Veterans' MATES Project
Tel: (08) 8302 1238
Fax: (08) 8302 1087
Email: libby.roughead@unisa.edu.au

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