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Postgraduate Scholarship in Indigenous Oral Health, The University of Sydney, Australia

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September 15, 2015

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Postgraduate Scholarship in Indigenous Oral Health

Description

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a dental degree, oral health clinical experience, and research experience in Indigenous Oral Health to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Dentistry. The project is to investigate the oral health needs of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales and design, implement and evaluate interventions to improve the oral health of these communities. 

Eligibility

Applicants must be: 

  1. An oral health clinician, have rural or remote experience, have understanding of working effectively with Aboriginal communities and organisations, and have experience working in schools;
  2. Able to demonstrate evidence of outstanding research ability and experience in oral health as determined by the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Sydney;
  3. Currently enrolled full-time in a Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) at the University of Sydney;
  4. Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Amount awarded

The scholarship is valued at $40,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to two years, subject to satisfactory progress. A further extension of 1 year is possible if upgraded to a PhD (Dentistry).   

Application guide

Further information can be obtained from Dr Michelle Irving, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (E-mail: michelle.irving@sydney.edu.au). Applications should be sent direct to Dr Michelle Irving at the above email address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

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