Tertiary Scholarships

The SpineCare Foundation strongly encourages the participation of people with physical disabilities in the community and workforce.

SpineCare Foundation PhD Scholarship 2014

The SpineCare Foundation is offering either a masters (1 year award) or PhD (3 year award) program to a scholar who wishes to complete research to establish an Australian national database on incident cases of spinal cord injury in children; to enable those working in the field to better collaborate on research, treatment and prevention of such conditions. While a national database exists for adults, there is a fragmented collection of information on children across Australia.

The scholarship is available for either one year (Masters) or three years (PhD) in accordance with stipends equivalent to the National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarships scheme, and will be dependent on the area of study of the selected scholar, ranging from $24,653 - $36,706 per year tax free. The SpineCare Foundation will consider initial enrolment in a Masters course by research with potential future progression to PhD candidature after successful completion of this first year of study.

The SpineCare Foundation can also offer other professional development opportunities to the successful candidate, including the opportunity to become a sitting member of Northcott’s Quality in Research Standing Committee (QiRSC).

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 16th December, 2013. Further information for applicants is available in the application information letter and form, per the links below. Completed application forms should be returned to deanna.mooney@northcott.com.au by the closing date. All questions regarding the SpineCare Foundation PHD Scholarship 2014, should be directed to Deanna Mooney by email or on (02) 9890 0100.

SpineCare Foundation PhD Research Fund 2014 - Application Information Letter
SpineCare Foundation PhD Research Fund 2014 - Application Form

The Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship

The scholarships, up to the value of $5,000.00 each, are available for eligible students in Year 12 (if applications have been lodged for entrance to a University in the following year) or students already undertaking an undergraduate course. Students who are proceeding to a higher degree are also eligible, as are students who have been accepted for post-graduate study in Australia and overseas.

2013 Scholarships

Please visit this website regularly over the coming months for updates on the Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship application. For more information please call Elizabeth Mead on (02) 9890 0135 or email elizabethm@northcott.com.au.

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