UQ Poche Centre Indigenous Health RHD Scholarship

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 process, but applicants can apply at any time. The scholarship will remain open until all scholarships are filled.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 3 Years

Application dates

Open all year round

Options


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit
Women only

Areas of study:

  • Health services and support
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

At Institution:

  • University of Queensland

Study level:

  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postdoctoral

Study Load:

  • Full Time

Location:

  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible you must:
Be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person;
Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program;
Be the recipient of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarship.

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;
Prepare your documentation;
Complete the application form;
Contact the Poche Centre (poche@uq.edu.au) with any questions you may have.

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

Further Information

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.