Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Research Top-Up Scholarships

Summary

Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value A top-up Scholarship of $7918 per annum living allowance plus $5000 per annum in research support. The total amount of the UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarship plus the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Research Top-Up shall not exceed $45,000 per annum living allowance plus $5000 per annum in research support.
Scholarship duration Up to 4 years
Number awarded 2
Opening date 3 July 2018
Closing date 28 June 2019

Scholarship description

The UQ Poche Centre brings together Indigenous and health expertise across the University, and works collaboratively with Indigenous community organisations and health providers, on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Centre has two key areas of focus:

  • developing a skilled and available workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; and
  • improving urban Indigenous health outcomes across the life course.

Study for the scholarship must be targeted at improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are expected to:

  • Undertake research that responds to needs identified by Indigenous communities and aims to improve urban Indigenous health outcomes across the life course, from maternal and child health, through adolescence to the challenges of chronic disease and ageing, with a major focus on prevention and education.
  • Produce research, in collaboration with primary health care providers, which translates to immediate outcomes for Indigenous communities.

This scholarship is awarded via a competitive scholarship round. Two scholarships are offered per year.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

See terms and conditions for more information.

Applicants are required to provide compelling evidence of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status. This would usually take the form of confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status under the common seal of a community organisation. Where exceptional circumstances apply, statutory declarations and other forms of documentation may be considered. Original or certified copies of supporting documentation must be provided.
Applications are closed.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research.

Before submitting an application you should:

  • check your eligibility
  • write a short essay (1000 words) explaining how your proposed research project aligns with the Poche Centre’s vision and mission
  • prepare your documentation and
  • contact the Poche Centre (poche@uq.edu.au) with any questions you may have. 

When you apply, make sure that you:

  1. Include a Confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status.
  2. Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Enter 'POCHE' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  4. Enter 'UQ Graduate School' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'.

See an example of what you have to do

All short-listed applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process.

For help with the online application process, contact a Higher Degree by Research Liaison Officer (HLO) in your proposed school or institute.

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

Students will be selected based on:

  • academic merit
  • strategic alignment of their project with the Poche Centre objectives of improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This will be determined through short essay and interview as part of the application process.

Applications are closed.

Contact

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
(07) 3443 3103
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships. Admission is governed by the UQ Higher Degree by Research Admission policy.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship. 

Scholarship recipients are expected to engage with, and regularly participate in, research activities (e.g. research reading group, attendance at research seminars) at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. 

Applications are closed.