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The Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship in Population Oral Health - Applications now open


5 February 2010

The Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship in Population Oral Health
Faculty of Dentistry

Colgate-Palmolive Pty Limited has generously agreed to fund a postgraduate scholarship within the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship has been designed to attract dental graduates of superior calibre who can make a worthy and notable contribution to the research profile of the Faculty in the area of population oral health.

To be eligible for the Scholarships, applicants must be dental graduates from a recognised Dental School, and must be enrolled in, or satisfy admissions criteria for enrolment as a full-time candidate in the Faculty's PhD research program. A candidate's proposed PhD research program must be in the field of population oral health and also complement the existing research interests and resources of the Faculty. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate the capacity to make a contribution to the teaching activities of the Faculty.

The selection criteria include:

*Have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent results or have completed a degree and with an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation.

*Preferably demonstrated research experience as shown by publications, i.e. abstracts, and/or journal articles, and/or book chapters.

*Preferably demonstrated some teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or post-graduate level.

*Demonstrated the capacity to make a contribution to the teaching activities of the Faculty.

The Scholarship will be for a fixed-term of three years for a PhD, with the possibility of a maximum extension of up to six months and the successful candidate must demonstrate satisfactory progress in his/her research program to continue receiving the funding. It is anticipated that the first Scholarship will commence no later than the end of March 2010 and is valued at $25,000 per annum.

Information about the Faculty, its research programmes and research areas is available from http://sydney/.edu.au/dentistry. Applications (including a curriculum vitae, a copy of the applicant's academic transcript, and the name and contact details of two referees) must be accompanied by a research proposal and a letter of support from the current research supervisor and should be sent to Ms Tracey Bowerman, tracey.bowerman@sydney.edu.au.

Specific enquiries about the scholarship can be directed to Ms Tracey Bowerman on (02) 9845 7892, email: tracey.bowerman@sydney.edu.au.


Closing date: 2nd March, 2010.


Conditions of Award


Established in 2008 by a donation from Colgate-Palmolive Pty Limited to the Faculty of Dentistry, the Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:

1. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be dental graduates from a recognised Dental School, and must be enrolled in, or satisfy admissions criteria for enrolment as a full-time candidate in the Faculty's PhD research program. A candidate's proposed PhD research program must be in the field of Population Oral Health, and also complement the Faculty's existing research interests and resources. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate the capacity to make a contribution to the teaching activities of the Faculty.

2. The value of the scholarship shall be $25,000 per annum. It shall be tenable for up to three years for full-time PhD studies, subject to satisfactory progress. There is the possibility of a maximum extension of up to six months provided the grounds for extension are related to study, are beyond the control of the student and are not of a personal nature. Periods of study already undertaken towards the PhD degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum period of tenure.

3. Selection will be based on academic merit; demonstrated research experience as shown by publications; a willingness to undertake research as determined by a submitted research proposal; and a capacity to make a contribution to the teaching activities of the Faculty.

4. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Dean, Faculty of Dentistry on recommendation by the Faculty's research committee.