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In 2015, the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit within the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) will be offering two scholarships for Aboriginal post-graduate students to assist with their studies for a period of up to two years. The funds for the scholarships have been donated by the CMV Foundation. which is one of SAHMRS's founding ambassadors.
Scholarship holders will work closely with Aboriginal Health Theme Leader, Professor Alex Brown, an internationally-recognised Aboriginal doctor and researcher who has been researching improvements to chronic disease management in Aboriginal people for over 15 years and has been influential in shaping policy and practice in health care management. Professor Brown has been at the forefront of research to improve the understanding of the links between depression and cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions in Aboriginal people. The Wardliparingga research team has both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and non-Aboriginal staff and the scholarship holders will be considered part of the Wardliparingga team for the duration of the scholarship.
Value: The CMV Foundation scholarships will be for a total of $12,000 over a two-year period. Two scholarships will be awarded per year.
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, students must be a South Australian resident, be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, be enrolled in a post-graduate program of study, and be proposing to focus their studies on an aspect of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health or wellbeing, with a view to a career in research.
Reporting: Students will be asked to make a presentation about their studies or research to the CMV Foundation each year. Acknowledgement of the CMV Foundation in any publications, presentations or events where the students present will be required.
How to apply: Please send your CV and a one-page summary of your proposed post-graduate studies on an aspect of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health or wellbeing to email@example.com.
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute