Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals Scholarship

ATSI WHC Scholarship

Key dates

  • Applications open: Tuesday 29 May 2018
  • Applications close: 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018

Applications have now closed for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals Scholarship. 

About the Scholarship

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, HESTA Australia and the Lowitja Institute are proud to announce the 42nd World Hospital Congress Scholarship for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals.

The scholarship will help develop the careers of up and coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals through the opportunity to fully participate at the 42nd World Hospital Congress from 10 to 12 October 2018 in Brisbane.

The World Hospital Congress is the annual conference of the International Hospital Federation, which is hosted each year by a Federation member. In 2018, AHHA has partnered with Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division to host the 42nd World Hospital Congress from 10 to 12 October in Brisbane. The Congress brings hospital and health service leaders from around the globe together to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership. For more information on the Congress, visit: www.hospitalcongress2018.com

The Congress was last held in Australia in 1997, so it is with considerable excitement that AHHA is bringing this leading event back to Australia.

The scholarship supports the development of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander early career health professionals by enabling them to hear from, and network with, international health executives and thought leaders.

Scholarship Inclusions

The scholarships will include:

  • Full registration to the World Hospital Congress, where registration includes attendance at the Plenary Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Congress Gala Dinner and Aussie Sundowner.
  • Reimbursement of up to $1,750 for travel expenses (airfares, accommodation, airport parking or transfers) which will be reimbursed on presentation of receipts following the World Hospital Congress

Who can Apply?

The 42nd World Hospital Congress Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are currently employed as a health professional (practitioner, administrator or researcher) and have been working in their field for less than five years.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must be early career Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals (practitioner, administrator or researcher) having worked within their field for less than 5 years. Applicants will be assessed on their application form and the statements provided in their referee report.

Undertaking

The successful applicants will:

  • attend all three days of the 42nd World Hospital Congress from 10 to 12 October 2018
  • agree to take part in media and promotional activities highlighting the scholarship program with program partners;
  • ensure that they have obtained permission from their employer to attend the 42nd World Hospital Congress from 10 to 12 October 2018 in Brisbane;
  • provide immediate notification of withdrawal from or changes to employment in 2018;
  • conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner throughout the 42nd World Hospital Congress from 10 to 12 October 2018 in Brisbane; and
  • repay scholarship funding received if they fail to comply with the conditions of this scholarship. 

How to Apply

Candidates must:

  • complete the application form;
  • submit a personal statement of up to two pages in support of their application;
  • provide reports from two professional referees. Candidates may also include a curriculum vitae (CV) of up to two pages. Please note that including a CV is not compulsory but if you have one, you can attach it to your application if you wish. Completed applications, including all required documentation, must be received by 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018.
  • please send completed applications via email to Matt Tabur

Referees

You need two professional referees who can comment on your suitability to participate in the World Hospital Congress.

Selection Process

Applications open on Tuesday 29 May 2018 and close 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018.

Late applications may be considered. Successful applicants announced on Thursday 12 July 2018. The Selection Committee will take into account the suitability of the applicant as assessed by the referees, the relevance of their career to the scholarship objectives, the applicant's aspirations including expressed interest in service to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other criteria as included from time to time by the Selection Committee.

No interviews are conducted for this scholarship. Selection is based on the information provided in the application, supporting documentation and the referee reports.

Scholarship Sponsors

HESTA Australia, the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association are proud to sponsor a number of scholarship placements as part of the 42nd World Hospital Congress Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals.

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Matt Tabur

AHHA Executive Officer

02 6162 0780

Email

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