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The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences 2012, Australia

The foundation announce one or two scholarships each year for full-time post-graduate research in one of the allied health sciences. The award is for up to two years at an Australian tertiary institution with appropriate facilities for postgraduate research. The Foundation has a preference for applications from graduates in evidence-based disciplines such as clinical psychology, nutrition, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology. Applications from graduates of other allied health disciplines pursuing a PhD in that field will also be considered.
The scholarship will be open to persons who are working as full-time students in a research only PhD program which is likely to be completed during the two year tenure of the scholarship. The applicant will therefore generally have completed the first stage of the PhD project.
The scholarship provides emoluments to contribute substantially toward the cost of living, books and charges. The level of remuneration will be $27,500 per annum, free of income tax.
Applicants must provide a specific research proposal, developed in consultation with the postgraduate supervisor at the institution where the award is tenable. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students. The “full-time” criterion means that the applicant should spend not more than 10% of time in clinical practice – unless the clinical practice is providing the subjects for the research project. Applicants must be Australian citizens of at least five years standing at the time of application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

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Research Studentship at Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences Research, UK

Research studentships are offered to students wishing to undertake a PhD on a full-time basis.  All studentships are highly competitive and you should ensure (and demonstrate) that there is a good match between your own qualifications and interests and those being sought for the particular studentship. The aim is to evaluate the presence of psychological distress and chronic pain in this patient group and the influence of these factors on how patients respond to treatments (joint injections, physiotherapy, analgesics, surgery etc) given within the clinic over time.
Eligibility: Good (2:1 or above) first degree in a science/maths, psychology or health-related discipline (including skills in literacy and numeracy). A Masters degree in a relevant discipline is highly desirable. Experience in a health-related discipline and/or psychology useful, but not essential.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 May 2011

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University of Bremen- Research Scholarship, Germany: Ocean and Climate Research, Material Science, Information-Cognition-Communication, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Logistics.

The University of Bremen is a young and dynamic university with top league research programs. Interdisciplinary research at the University of Bremen transcends the borders of traditional disciplines and is structured into six high-profile areas: Ocean and Climate Research, Material Science, Information-Cognition-Communication, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Logistics.

The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise. The scholarship amounts to 625 € per month for Bachelor and Master students (maximum duration: 6 months) and 1024 € per month for doctoral students (maximum duration: 4 months). In addition, a flat rate will be provided to cover travel expenses to and from Bremen based on the DAAD rates.

We welcome proposals for funding research visits to the University of Bremen. The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 May 2011

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