Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship & Travelling Scholarship

The Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarships and the Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Scholarships have been established as a result of funds from an extremely generous benefactor, Dr Albert S McKern.

The objective of these postgraduate scholarships is to attract top quality postgraduates to conduct research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium. The value of the scholarships is up to $45,000 per annum tax exempt for the Research Scholarship and up to $15,000 per annum tax exempt for the Travelling Scholarship.

It is envisaged the research will enhance understanding leading to better medical interventions for women who suffer as a result of pregnancy, labour and the puerperium.

The University of Sydney, Australia; The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and Yale University, USA are working collaboratively to support the exchange of researchers between the three institutions, all of which have an international reputation for expertise in reproductive medicine.

Eligibility:

1. For both awards, applicants must be a graduate of The University of Sydney, Australia, or The University of Edinburgh, Scotland or Yale University, USA.

2. For the Research Scholarship award, the applicant must be enrolled in a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Sydney Medical School, undertaking research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium. The proposed supervisor is required to be an academic or affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney.

3. For the Travelling Research Scholarship award, applicants are required either to be enrolled in a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Sydney Medical School or be an academic or affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Sydney Medical School. If the applicant is a postgraduate research student, the proposed supervisor is required to be an academic or affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney.

3. For both awards, at the time of application the applicants from the University of Sydney must be Australian citizens.

4. The Research Scholarship will be awarded only to applicants whose research is to be conducted in Australia.

These Scholarships were first offered in 2009. Each year The University of Sydney offers up to three Research Scholarships and up to two Travelling Scholarships. It is anticipated these Scholarships will be in high demand; and the number of scholarships to be offered is dependent on the amount of funds available and the quality of the research application.

Entries for 2017 scholarships opened on 6 June 2016 and closed on 12 August 2016 at 12:00pm midday.