AGW 2016 COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING SYMPOSIUM • SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
Please read prior to completing the application form:
The purpose of scholarships is to promote training and early-career research in the field of screening for colorectal cancer.
There is no restriction in the nature of the career path being pursued. For instance, scientists, medical doctors, nurses, statisticians, behavioural scientists and economists are examples of acceptable fields of study.
Scholarships will be up to AUD$2,000.00 each including GST. The total amount cannot be increased under any circumstances.
Scholarships are fully sponsored and are administered by the GESA AGW 2016 Organising Committee.
The Scholarship can only be used if the applicant attends the Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium at GESA AGW 2016. It is not transferable.
The Scholarship funds are not to replace any existing funds which have been allocated from another source. They may be used for travel and registration expenses.
All applications must be on the official application form.
All applicants will be notified by email of the result of their application during September 2016.
Travel is to be booked thru the GESA approved travel agent.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 8 September 2016.
ELIGIBILITY Successful applicants will demonstrate:
How the funds will be used to expand the scope of their current studies (they must be enrolled for a postgraduate qualification in a tertiary institution or be an early career researcher (≤3 years from graduation). Importantly, how their studies relate to and advance knowledge (their own and that of others) in screening for colorectal cancer is essential. The studies may be in basic or applied sciences of relevance to screening, to translational research, to delivery of services or to improvement of personal skills.
If requested for this purpose, how the funds would be applied to facilitate attendance at the Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium at AGW 2016 and why this would benefit their study/research program. A case for such support would be further strengthened in situations where students are not able to access sufficient funds to otherwise attend the symposium.