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 Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Top-up Scholarship
Scholarship value A top-up Scholarship of $6,908 per annum living allowance plus $2,500 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.
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions

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 in an urban setting.

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. 

Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

See terms and conditions for more information.

Applicants, who have not yet done so as part of their application to UQ, 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.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

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

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply 

For currently enrolled students make sure that you:

Send your completed application form and a copy of your updated academic CV to the Poche Centre (poche@uq.edu.au).

For new students make sure that you:

ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section in the UQ online application form select:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’.
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select the appropriate scholarship type, or select ‘other’ and type in 'POCHE'in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do (JPG, 67.8 KB)

You will also need to include a confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status.

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

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

Selection criteria

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

Contact

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
(07) 3443 1678

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.