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Indigenous Research Scholarship

A supported research scholarship opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Contribute to the understanding, management, or prevention of chronic health issues prevalent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The Charles Perkins Centre is proud to offer a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in an exclusive opportunity to conduct research that will contribute to the understanding, management, or prevention of chronic health issues prevalent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who demonstrate a keen interest in research will be supported to develop their own research project or work with supervisors on existing projects. Over eight weeks of paid research, students will develop research skills, gain experience and contribute to finding real world solutions.

The Charles Perkins Centre has supported short-term student research programs for over seven years.  Over this time our programs have fostered more than 70 students from across the University. 

This program has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Dr Virginia Hood.

Applications open 9 September 2019.

Indigenous Research Scholarship

$513 per week for eight weeks paid in two instalments.

Up to five scholarships will be offered.

This is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander opportunity.
 
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of
  • Academic merit
  • Research project proposal with achievable research outcomes
  • Involvement of staff from at least two faculties or schools in the design and supervision of the project.
  • Research potential to seed new collaboration opportunities.
  • Scholarships are for a period of eight weeks 
  • Successful candidates are to prepare and submit a summary report of their findings and make a five-minute research presentation.
  • Research conducted may also be featured in Charles Perkins Centre publications and marketing.

All applications will be assessed by the Charles Perkins Centre Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health steering committee against the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 199KB).

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the Indigenous Research Scholarship application form
  2. Ensure supervisors sign the Indigenous Research Scholarship supervisor guidelines and agreement (PDF, 65KB) 
  3. Ensure academic referees complete the academic reference form

The application form will require you to:

  • fill-out your personal details
  • fill-out your proposed project details
  • upload the Indigenous Research Scholarships Supervisor Guidelines and Agreement signed by both supervisors
  • upload current academic record or certified academic transcript for students who do not hold a current University of Sydney academic record.

Please direct any queries to the CPC Research and Education team on cpc.re@sydney.edu.auor +61 2 9351 5526.