Honours scholarships

Advanced Community Care Association (ACCA) Honours Scholarships

The Advanced Community Care Association (ACCA) is offering one competitive Honours scholarship which is aimed at providing financial support to a high-achieving student to undertake a full-year Honours research program.

This scholarship valued at $7,000 is available to full-time/part-time and domestic/international students to undertake an Honours project while enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program at the University of South Australia. Scholarships are available for those commencing in Study Period 2, 2016..

Please note that the scholarship application process is separate to the application for admission to the Honours program.

Aims

The aims of any funded Honours research project will be consistent with the guidelines provided by the Advanced Community Care Assoication (ACCA), which was formed to promote and implement safe alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation. Working with non-government organisations providing aged care and other community services, the ACCA wished to achieve the following objects: 

  • coordinate community services to provide safe alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation;
  • improve the health outcomes of people through developing and implementing health delivery models whereby community organisations are capable of providing an extended range of care services in the home or community setting; and
  • to do all such things as are conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

The focus of any projects can include, but should not be restricted to, research that is more applied than theoretical, aiming to further understandings of the practical, clinical, organisational and financial implications of home-based alternatives to hospital care. This could include (among others) such diverse fields as:

  • clinical issues in home care;
  • palliative care;
  • community management of mental illness;
  • health system change management;
  • relevant ICT and informatics; and
  • the economics of the increasing shift to home care.

Application Criteria

  • Citizenship: applications will be accepted from Australian citizens and permanent residents, or international students. (English language requirements will apply for international applicants: an overall minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with subscores of no less than 6.0 in Reading and Writing);
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline;
  • Applicants must be undertaking a full-year Honours Program in the Division of Health Sciences, UniSA eligible program
    • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (IHHS);
  • Mode of study: applicants may be full-time or part-time students; part-time students must complete their course in no more than two (2) calendar years;
  • Supervision: applications must have as their principal project supervisor a staff member of the Division of Health Sciences who is a member of the University's Research Register, and who is aligned with an existing or developing research concentration.
  • Project: the project must be aligned to the values of the Advanced Community Care Association and aimed at the further understanding of the practical, clinical, organisational and financial implications of home-based alternatives to hospital care.

 Additional information

  • Academic records: Where applicants have undertaken their undergraduate program at UniSA, academic records will be obtained by the Research Coordinator, Division of Health Sciences. Applicants who have undertaken any part of their undergraduate program at another institution will need to provide certified copies of the relevant academic transcript(s).
  • CV: All applicants are required to provide a current CV. 
  • Confidentiality: All information provided by applicants will be treated as confidential, according to University Policy A-46, Confidentiality of Students' Personal Information. Your personal information can only be released in special circumstances, where the law requires, or where the student gives permission.

How to apply

The application form can be downloaded here and completed according to the guidelines. Please ensure academic transcripts (for non UniSA students) and a CV are attached and relevant signatures are obtained prior to submission of the original hard copy to the Division of Health Sciences research office.

Closing date

The closing date is by 5pm on Friday 27 January 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

Further information

Dr Kate Gridley
Research Coordinator, Division of Health Sciences, P5-06B, City East Campus,
University of South Australia

Phone: +61 8 8302 1677
Email: kate.gridley@unisa.edu.au

 

Parkinson's SA Honours Scholarships

Parkinson’s SA was established in 1983 to provide services and represent people with Parkinson’s and their families.Honours Scholarship opportunities are currently available to Honours students in South Australia whose main focus of study is Parkinson’s disease, whether in a medical, health science or social science field.

Alison Ballantyne Honours Scholarship:
In honour of Alison Ballantyne, former Board Member and tireless advocate for Parkinson’s SA, and herself a person with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s SA wishes to encourage research into Parkinson’s disease at the Honours level through the provision of scholarships. These scholarships have been made possible by the generous endowment of Donna and Geoff McKinnon.

One or two scholarships of $3000 is being offered.

Norman Weir Honours Scholarship:
As a result of a bequest from the late Mr Norman Weir, a person with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s SA has established a Research Foundation and as part of that Foundation wishes to encourage research into Parkinson’s disease at the Honours level. The first scholarship was offered in 2013.

One scholarship of $3000 is being offered.

Application Criteria:

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline;
  • Applicants must be undertaking a full-year Honours Program in the Division of Health Sciences, UniSA eligible program
    • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (IHHS);
  • Mode of study: applicants may be full-time or part-time students; part-time students must complete their course in no more than two (2) calendar years;
  • Supervision: applications must have as their principal project supervisor a staff member of the Division of Health Sciences who is a member of the University's Research Register, and who is aligned with an existing or developing research concentration.

How to apply

Alison Ballantyne Scholarship: The application form can be downloaded here and completed according to the guidelines then submitted via email to christine@parkinsonssa.org.au.

Norman Weir Honours Scholarship: The application form can be downloaded here and completed according to the guidelines then submitted via email to christine@parkinsonssa.org.au.

Closing date

The closing date is by 5pm on Friday 25 March 2016. No late applications will be accepted.

Outcome

Applications will be considered by an expert panel and the selected student will be advised on World Parkinson’s Day, 11 April 2016. The result will be shown on the Parkinson’s SA website.

Further information

Ms Christine Belford
Chief Executive Officer
Parkinson's SA

Phone:  +61 8 8357 8909
Email: christine@parkinsonssa.org.au
Website:  www.parkinsonssa.org.au

Areas of study and research

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