Prizes to encourage dementia study
The NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC), at the University of Wollongong, is offering students 10 essay prizes and two Honours Scholarships, worth a total of $15,000, focusing on the area of dementia care.
NSW/ACT DTSC Director Professor Richard Fleming said the two research scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are designed to encourage students of high academic capacity to undertake an undergraduate Honours degree in 2013 at UOW in the field of care for people with dementia.
Professor Fleming said the Centre’s scholarship program aimed to retain high-quality honours students within the UOW Health and Behavioural Sciences Faculty by exposing them to the research excellence within the faculty and encouraging them to see themselves as part of the research team.
The scholarships will also give students the chance to evaluate and demonstrate their potential for research work. Research training will be provided during the course of the scholarship.
Students from all disciplines in the Health and Behavioural Sciences Faculty are eligible to apply and all research approaches are eligible. Proposals can be written in collaboration with the student’s potential supervisor.
Applications for the two scholarships close on 30 November, 2012.
The 10 essay prizes offered by the Centre are each worth $500.
Professor Fleming said entries are invited by Friday 2 November, 2012 from UOW second year undergraduate students in a health-related discipline. The essay topics can be very specific or very general, but must illustrate a professional contribution to the care of people with dementia. Submissions must be a minimum of 1500 words.
Winners will be announced on Friday 14 December, 2012.
The NSW/ACT DTSC is based within the UOW’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. It works closely with Australia’s Dementia Collaborative Research Centres on translating research evidence into education materials and tools to improve practice in the area of dementia care. Its focus is on ensuring that students and tertiary qualified health and aged care professionals have access to the knowledge required for the delivery of best practice.
It is one of five Dementia Training Study Centres funded by the Australian Government to improve the quality of care and support for people living with dementia and their families by providing development opportunities for dementia care health professionals.
For scholarship guidelines and an application form, and information about the essay prizes, contact the NSW/ACT DTSC by email at email@example.com, phone (02) 4221 5927.
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