Scholarships and Conferences

National Bursary Available for Indigenous Medical Students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students are invited to apply for a prestigious national Bursary that will support the successful recipient to undertake a research project or clinical placement in Indigenous health or rural health.

The MDA National and Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Rural Health Bursary provides up to $7,000 (plus GST) to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student to undertake the project or placement, as well as to attend this year’s Rural Medicine Australia conference (the peak annual event for rural doctors).

It is crucial that we nurture our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students, as they give great hope for better access to medical care, and better health outcomes, for Indigenous Australians into the future. “The recipients of the Bursary in previous years have been nothing short of amazing, and we have no doubt that this year’s recipient will be just as deserving.” – RDAA President, Dr Adam Coltzau

To be considered for the Bursary, applicants will (in 2018) be undertaking their:

  • 2nd to 5th year of an undergraduate degree in Medicine
  • 2nd or 3rd year of a post-graduate degree in Medicine

Applications close 2nd of July 2018.

More Information available here.


Are you remotely interested? Conference 2018

Dates: Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th of July

Conference Bursaries are now available.

Information for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Health Professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers and Indigenous Medical and Health and Science Students

About the Bursary

We are offering ten (10) bursaries to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health students to attend our conference.

This bursary will enable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals and students, those particularly with an interest in rural or remote practice or the C&NWQ to join other health professionals and educators to contribute to the discussions around rural and remote health and workforce policy development.

Up to $1500 is available per successful applicant to assist with travel and accommodation costs.

Conference Registrations will cover attendance at the conference, but will not cover the cost of the conference dinner.

Applicants are encouraged to complete a short application form.

How to apply

 

Deadline for applications

Applications will be accepted by COB 23rd June 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by 26th June 2018.

Travel and accommodation will be booked by the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

Sponsorship

These bursaries have been made possible with the support of the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health James Cook University as well as:

Our Conference Sponsors: – Gidgee Healing, Queensland County Practice, Western Queensland PHN and Health Workforce Queensland. 

Information for Allied Health, Nursing and Medical students

Conference Registration Bursaries

About the Bursary

The Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health is offering Registration Bursaries to support:

Ten (10) Allied health, Nursing and Medical students on placement in Mount Isa to attend our conference. This bursary will cover the Conference registration ($550) and is available per successful applicants; and

Six (6) Travel and Registration bursaries for up to $1500 for Allied health, Nursing and Medical students from rural or remote Queensland to attend our conference.

The aim of the Bursary is to assist the students to be part of shaping future discussions, enhance your knowledge of rural and remote health policy development as well as further develop your research theory and practice by participating in the conference.

Applicants are requested to complete an application form.

How to apply 

 Deadline for applications

Applications will be accepted by COB 23rd June May 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the 26th June 2018.

 Sponsorship

These bursaries have been made possible with the support of the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health James Cook University and the following conference sponsors:

Gidgee Healing, Queensland County Practice, Western Queensland PHN and Health Workforce Queensland.

For more information please see: https://www.jcu.edu.au/mount-isa-centre-for-rural-and-remote-health/ayri-conference-2018