Master & Ph.D The Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship

at The University of Newcastle in Australia

The Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle invite eligible research higher degree students to apply for The Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship in diabetes.

The Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship shall be awarded to a research higher degree candidate undertaking research in any area of direct relevance to understanding the causes, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

The Scholarship will be valid for three years for a PhD candidate (full-time equivalent) with a possible extension of a further six (6) months (full time equivalent) and two years for a Research Masters candidate (full-time equivalent) with no possibility of extension.

The primary selection criteria for the Scholarship are:

  1. the applicant’s academic merit and research potential;
  2. the relevance of the proposed research to understanding, diagnosing, preventing or treating diabetes and/or promoting diabetes health; and
  3. the research training environment to be provided to the applicant, its resources, mentorship, critical mass and collaborative networks.

The value of the Scholarship shall be equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). The APA rate in 2014 is $25,392 per annum (indexed annually).

Full-time research higher degree candidates (Masters or PhD) either domestic or international shall be eligible. A matching tuition fee scholarship and overseas student health cover policy will be provided should the successful candidate be an international student. Domestic students are not liable for tuition fees.

Application Procedure:

  • A completed Research Higher Degree Application should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies (for domestic applicants) or International Admissions (for international applicants), University of Newcastle by 30th June 2014.
  • Applicants must note prominently on their application that they are applying for the ‘Neville Eric
    Sansom Diabetes Scholarship’.
  • Please note that applicants must identify on their application and have had made contact with a supervisor in order for their application to be considered. Initial contact can be made through the Register of Supervisors.

The Faculty’s Research Higher Degree Committee will select the recipient based on the above selection criteria.

Further information can be obtained from Shirley Savy at Shirley.Savy@newcastle.edu.au


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