Summer Research Scholarship


Deeble Summer Research Scholarship 2017-2018

The Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Summer Scholarships program is an exceptional research opportunity for outstanding PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers with a background in Health Service research.

Based in Canberra, the six-week program is designed to provide recipients with a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to make academic research relevant to policymakers and practitioners.

Working alongside staff at the peak national health body, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), scholarship recipients will be supported to establish connections with policymakers and practitioners working in their field of research and to produce an Issues Brief that engages a multi-knowledge audience in an important area of national health service or health policy topic.

Recent briefs developed by Summer Scholar applicants are available:

Why apply?

  • The opportunity to gain training and work experience in a health policy knowledge translation organisation
  • The opportunity to participate in the broader work of the AHHA and Deeble Institute, which may include meetings with senior policymakers, health services providers and academics, visits to government departments and Policy Think Tanks
  • Support from a mentor who will provide advice during the research project
  • An honorarium of $2,500

Who can apply?

The Summer Scholarship program is open to Early Career Researchers and outstanding PhD research students who have successfully completed at least one year of study at a University that is preferably a member of the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research.
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The quality of the research proposal in a research domain relevant to the Deeble Institute
  • Research experience, awards/prizes received, and publication record
  • The candidate’s academic record, relative to opportunity, and perceived potential as indicated by the transcripts and the letters of recommendation submitted with the application

Duration of Program
6 weeks starting January 2018

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship have closed.

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PO Box 78 Deakin West ACT 2600
Location: Unit 8, 2 Phipps Close Deakin ACT 2600

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HESTA is proud to sponsor the Summer Research Scholarship Program