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This scholarship will support a woman from Sri Lanka to come to the ANU to undertake a PhD. Her research will focus on an area that will lead to positive social, economic and health outcomes in Sri Lanka. The research proposal will have a clearly articulated aim to help foster the resilience of Sri Lankan communities, through substantial fieldwork in the country in partnership with community organisations based there.
Field of study
Public health, social justice, ecological sustainability, medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related area.
The scholarship will be awarded to a prospective graduate student who:
is an international candidate;
has applied for admission to a PhD or Professional Doctorate by a Research program at ANU in the areas of public health, social justice, ecological sustainability or conflict resolution or a related area;
has a Bachelor degree with first-class honours or a Master degree with a research component or equivalent from a recognised university;
has a research proposal with a clearly articulated aim to help foster the resilience of Sri Lankan communities, through substantial fieldwork in Sri Lanka in partnership with community organisations there; and
is a female candidate who is a citizen or permanent resident of Sri Lanka.
The prospective student will have the opportunity to study at a leading world university under the supervision of a prominent researcher in humanitarian health to conduct critical research that would provide social, economic, and health outcomes that will benefit Sri Lanka.
Three years of support will be offered to the selected candidate and will cover the following: tuition fees, stipend for living expenses, health cover, leave provision, and fieldwork allowances. Additional funding benefits include a thesis allowance, support for relocation costs, establishment funding within Australia, and covered visa and publication costs.
How to apply
To apply you will need to:
Complete the Romaine Rutnam Scholarship Application Form, and submit it along with the following:
A two page maximum (A4) research proposal that clearly articulates your aims to help foster the resilience of Sri Lankan communities, through substantial fieldwork in Sri Lanka in partnership with community organisations there;
CV or resume;
3 references we may contact, including at least 1 referee from a tertiary academic institution.
Apply separately for admission into the ANU Higher-Degree Research program, and meet the international student criteria.
If shortlisted, attend an interview with the selection committee.
Application Open Date: 3 July 2019
Application Close Date: 18 October 2019, 11:59 PM
For further information on the scholarship opportunity, please email the Humanitarian Health Research Initiative team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the admission application process, please email the RSPH Higher-Degree Research Administrator at email@example.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the RSPH Higher Degree Research Administrator to discuss the online admission application process, before submitting their application for scholarship.