Avant Foundation First Year Medical Student Bursary

The Avant Foundation’s purpose is to invest in research, education, and leadership programs in order to improve quality, safety and professionalism in medicine. The Avant Foundation delivers this Bursary in partnership with Flinders Adelaide Indigenous Medical Mentoring (FAIMM) and the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA). The bursary is intended to assist with living or study expenses, related to relocation, or other activities to support study.

Scholarship details

Value: $15,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 05/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Medicine

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to have their applications considered:
Applicants must be a current AIDA member by the application closing date. Applicants must become an Indigenous Medical Student member of AIDA;
Have a demonstrable commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as evidenced in the application form responses;
Be enrolled in your first year of an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree in medicine.

How to Apply

Applications for the Bursary must address the selection criteria in the online application form. Applications must include a copy of your letter of offer when you submit your application.