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We're working to create a university that supports healthy people, builds healthy places, develops healthy policies and implements healthy practices.  

Healthy Sydney University provides seed funding to initiate projects and activities that fit with Healthy Sydney University's strategy and Guiding Principles.

Apply for a student scholarship

In 2017 Healthy Sydney University is offering up to six student scholarships, worth $2,500 each, to engage the student body in opportunities to promote wellbeing.  These scholarships allow interested University of Sydney students to collaborate with other students and staff on the project of their choice. Students may also have the opportunity to conduct original research. 

Further information about the student scholarships can be found in the student information pack. Interested students are also welcome to join a Healthy Sydney University working group to discuss their project ideas and to meet potential supervisors:

  • Eat Better (food and nutrition): upcoming meetings from 12-1pm on 16 May, 13 June, 18 July, 15 August

  • Move More, Sit Less (physical activity and travel): upcoming meetings from 9am-10am on 2 June, 7 July, 4 August

  • Mental Wellbeing: upcoming meetings from 12-1pm on 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August. 

Healthy Sydney University welcomes applications from all full-time students in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sydney. We particularly encourage applications from students in equity groups, including students who have a disability, are first in their family to attend university, and/or who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. 

A completed student application form and the required additional documents outlined in the information pack are due by 5pm 31 August 2016 via email to healthy.uni@sydney.edu.au.

Apply for a staff grant

Small amounts of funding are available for use in 2017 for University of Sydney staff to develop and trial evidence-informed projects that will support health and wellbeing in our community. Previous projects have included: a mindfulness trial for staff; creating student videos that promote a safe and healthy campus; and asking the University community about food and beverage options on campus. 

For more information about seed funding for projects, please read the information pack. Before submitting your application for funding, please ensure you have presented your ideas at the relevant Healthy Sydney University working group before submitting. Each group meets on a monthly basis: 

  • Eat Better (food and nutrition): upcoming meetings from 12-1pm on 16 May, 13 June, 18 July, 15 August

  • Move More, Sit Less (physical activity and travel): upcoming meetings from 9am-10am on 2 June, 7 July, 4 August 

  • Mental Wellbeing: upcoming meetings from 12-1pm on 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August.

Please contact healthy.uni@sydney.edu.au in advance to arrange a presentation at one of these meetings.

A completed staff application form and the required additional documents outlined in the information pack are due by 5pm 31 August 2016 via email to healthy.uni@sydney.edu.au.