Funding Opportunities for the National Rural Health Conference

Two opportunities for funding have arisen for the National Rural Health Conference, which will be held in Darwin, 24-27 May ( )

1. NRHSN funding for Conferences of National Significance (CoNS). Deadline for the National Rural Health Conference funding: end of March

This is definitely a great opportunity for anyone in their uni’s rural health club.

You can apply for CoNS funding to cover your conference registration fee, travel, and up to $130/night of your accommodation. For more information on how to apply, what the funding covers (and how you get your money), make sure you click the ‘Guidelines’, ‘Travel’ and ‘Application’ links on the website here:
That website also lists some other conferences you can receive funding for, make sure you check it out!

2. Des Murray Scholarship, specifically for students from remote backgrounds to attend the National Rural Health Conference (Darwin, May 2015).
Deadline: February 23

Nominations are being sought from NRHA Council and Friends Advisory Committee members for the 2015 Des Murray Scholarship.

The Des Murray Scholarship was established by the Alliance to recognise Des Murray’s contribution to the rural and remote health community, and as a reminder of the man and his work. The Scholarship is awarded every second year to enable a young person from a more remote area to attend the National Rural Health Conference. In 2015 the Scholarship will cover the cost of registration, airfare and accommodation for the 13th National Rural Health Conference in Darwin, 24-27 May 2015.

For more details on the Des Murray Scholarship, view the guidelines attached below and if you meet the criteria, send an email to so I can send you the nomination form!

Des Murray Scholarship 2015 – Guidelines

Attention John Flynn Placement Program students:

Q: Can I combine my John Flynn Placement Program with my third year Medicine in Society rotation?
A: ACRRM has further clarified the possibility of combining the Medicine in Society (rural) rotation with a John Flynn placement. While they remain supportive of this option, it will have to be approved on a case-by-case basis AND will generally only apply to students who have already completed 2 JFPP placements.
For more information, visit the Medicine in Society Stream A website  (, or email

APPLY NOW: Rural Clinical School Representatives


Applications are now open for Rural Clinical School Representatives positions at Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay! Two positions are required at each clinical site, so apply now!

The role of TROHPIQ’s RCS Rep is to advocate for their rural area and clinical school while supporting the annual RCS trip and help out those undertaking placements. If you have any questions regarding the positions, please do not hesitate to contact