Peter Anne Hector Research Award by Telethon Kids Institute, Australia

Applications are now invited for the Peter Anne Hector Research Award. This award is aimed to support qualified Australian students to undertake research in Aboriginal children’s health and well being. Those are selected will receive an annual award of $5,000. To apply, the application packet must be received no later than 24 November 2017.

Award Description
With the support of the Hector family, the Telethon Kids Institute has established the “Peter and Anne Hector Award”, for the purpose of supporting an exceptional new Masters, Honours or Doctor of Medicine student who are undertaking research at the Telethon Kids Institute in translational research in Aboriginal children’s health and wellbeing. It is important that the student project has the potential to effect positive and lasting change in Aboriginal children’s health and wellbeing. The Award can be made to either Indigenous or non-Indigenous researchers, with a preference for the former. Students will be enrolled through a partner University in a separate application process.

Value and Tenure

  • Honours students: $5,000 for one year
  • Doctor of Medicine Students: $5,000 per annum for two years (Years 3 and 4)
  • Masters students: $5,000 per annum for two years.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in Aboriginal children’s health and wellbeing.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in Australia.

Eligibility and Criteria
Interested candidates must meet the qualifications as follow:

  • enroll full-time in a Masters, Honours or Doctor of Medicine program at a University;
  • have a minimum of one Institute supervisor on the supervisory team;
  • be working on a project which involves translational research in areas which have the potential to effect positive and lasting change in Aboriginal children’s health and wellbeing.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only Australian students are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
The application packet must be consisting the materials as follow:

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  • A one page introductory letter
  • A copy of your highest academic record final transcript or previous year MD results (or equivalent).
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).
  • A short statement from your Telethon Kids Institute supervisor stating they have discussed the project with you and support your application for this award (can be in the form of an email from the supervisor).

Submission Deadline
24 November 2017.

Website and Application Link

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