Grants & Scholarships

Orthoptics Australia offers a number of Grants and Scholarships aimed at fostering and promoting research and assisting OA members to undertake professional development in the field of orthoptics.

 

Orthoptics Australia Grants & Scholarships

Orthoptics Australia offers various grants and scholarships to members of the association. These grants aim to foster and promote clinicians to engage in research and professional development.  Follow the links below for more information and application forms.

Orthoptics Australia Research Grant

This grant is aimed for researchers conducting pilot studies in order to promote research in areas related to the vision sciences. The amount awarded will depend on funds available but will be up to a maximum amount of $5,000. More than one award may be given if funds are available.

The principal researcher seeking the funds must be: a financial member of the Orthoptics Australia, registered with the Australian Orthoptic Board and the study is to be conducted within Australia or New Zealand.

Funding Amount

Up to $5,000 of funding is available each year.

Closing Date

30th June
 

Download

  Research Grant Guidelines  (411 kb)
Research Grant Appln Form – 2014

Submissions

Please email your application to Sue Silveira as per the details in the application

Orthoptics Australia Victorian Branch Small Research Grant

The Victorian Branch of Orthoptics Australia is now offering an annual small project grant. The aim of this grant is to foster and promote clinicians to engage in research. This project may be for a clinical audit, survey of clinical outcomes, literature / systematic review or a research project. Funding for other types of projects will also be considered.

Funding Amount

Up to $1,000 of funding is available each year.

Closing Date

To be confirmed

Download

  VIC Small Grant Guidelines 2016
  VIC Branch Small Research Grant – Application 2016 (Word 44kb)

Submissions

Please email your application to the VIC Branch Secretary at VIC.secretary@orthoptics.org.au

Victorian Clinical Education Grant

This VIC Branch Clinical Education Grant is for an orthopist who wishes to undertake a short course in clinical education that will develop their skills in successfully facilitating student learning during clinical placements.

In order to promote excellence in clinical education VIC Branch will financially support one Orthoptist each year to attend the Advanced Clinical Education short course or another similar course as selected by the applicant.

Eligibility

The principal researcher seeking the funds must be:

  • Member of the Victorian Branch of Orthoptics Australia
  • Members for at least the last two (2) years
  • Involved in clinical supervision

Funding Amount

Up to $1,000 of funding is available each year.

Closing Date

To be confirmed

Sponsors

Orthoptics Australia Victorian Branch

To apply for this award, please read the Guidelines document provided below and download the Application Form.

For more information, contact our office on +61 3 9857 9390 or email at office@orthoptics.org.au

   VIC Branch Clinical Ed Grant Guidelines (PDF 123KB)
  OA VIC Branch Small Grant – 2013 Application (Word Doc. 162KB)

 

OA (NSW Branch) Student Grant for Continuing Education events

The OA NSW Committee has established an annual student grant to assist its members to attend Continuing Education events which provide valuable additional learning opportunities. The applicant must be an OA student member.

The student grant covers the cost of continuing education attendance registration. It may be used for the Continuing Education Weekend or the Continuing Education AGM Day. Each applicant may only be awarded the grant once.

Applications for the grant may be made to the Student Grant subcommittee of the OA NSW.

Download

  OA NSW Student Grant Application Form (Word)

Orthoptics Australia (NSW Branch) Rural Grant

The Orthoptics Australia NSW Branch has established an annual rural grant to assist its members to attend Continuing Education events. The applicant must be an OA member and be living outside the Sydney CBD / Wollongong / Central Coast / Blue Mountains areas.

The annual grant is intended to cover Continuing Education attendance and travelling expenses up to $500. It may be used for the Continuing Education Weekend or the Continuing Education AGM Day. Each applicant may only be awarded the grant once each 3 year period (i.e. the same person is not eligible for the grant in consecutive years).

Applications for the grant may be made to the Rural Grant subcommittee of the NSW Branch Council.

Download

  NSW Rural Grant Application Form (Word)

Pfizer / Orthoptics Australia QLD Branch Travel Grant

Pfizer sponsor one rural / regional Queensland Branch OA member for travel / accommodation / registration expenses to attend the annual Queensland Continuing Education Day. This grant is up to a value of $500.

Eligibility

This travel grant is available to rural / regional Queensland OA members.

Sponsor

Pfizer (administered in conjunction with the Orthoptics Australia QLD Branch)

For more information or to apply for this grant, contact the OA QLD Branch at QLD@orthoptics.org.au

Zoran Georgievski International Travel Grant

This travel grant, awarded by the Victorian Branch of Orthoptics Australia, is in memory of Associate Professor Zoran Georgievski. This grant aims to encourage and facilitate participation in key international events among those orthoptists who are in the early stages of their career.

Associate Professor Georgievski was a Victorian orthoptist who dedicated his career to the education of orthoptists and to the progressive development of the profession. He inspired colleagues and students alike to make a difference in the orthoptics profession, and encouraged the active participation in professional development programs.

The grant is intended to support an orthoptist to attend and present at the International Orthoptic Congress (IOC), held every 4 years. The value of the International Travel Grant is AUD $2000.00.

Eligibility

Applicants must be members of the Victorian Branch of Orthoptics Australia and be members for at least the last three consecutive years.

The Zoran Georgievski International Travel Grant is only awarded to individuals who present at the IOC. The travel grant will not support orthoptists intending to attend the IOC without presenting.

Sponsor

Orthoptics Australia (VIC Branch)

Funding Amount

$2,000 every four years

Download

  Guidelines & Application Form (PDF 163kb)
  Guidelines & Application Form ( Word 43kb)

For more information, contact our office on +61 3 9857 9390 or email at office@orthoptics.org.au

 

External Scholarships

A number of external organisations or institutions offer grants and scholarships to orthoptists or orthoptic students. Below is a list of the related allied health grants /scholarships available. Follow the links below for more information.

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation in Allied Health

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation aims to stimulate research in the allied health sciences and is now offering a research scholarship in this field. The level of remuneration is $27,500 p.a. free of income tax. The purpose of the scholarship is to improve the health of Australians by supporting an outstanding applicant from one of the non-medical allied health disciplines, whose research is likely to fall outside the conventional areas of medical research.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to persons who will be working as full-time students in a research PhD program, which is likely to be completed during the two-year tenure of the scholarship. The applicant will generally have completed the first stage of the PhD project.

Sponsor

The Menzies Foundation

Contact

The Scholarship Officer
The Menzies Foundation
210 Clarendon Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
menzies@vicnet.net.au
www.menziesfoundation.org.au

Dora Lush (Biomedical) Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Dora Lush (Biomedical) Postgraduate Research Scholarships are designed to encourage science or health-related honours graduates of outstanding ability to gain full-time medical research experience in Australia. All candidates must enrol for a higher degree.

The scholarships are awarded initially for one year full-time, however, subject to suitable progress reports being received, may be renewed for one year full-time with the possibility of an additional one and one-half years part-time. Normally, the maximum period of the award will be three years.

Eligibility

  • Third year combined MBBS/Ph.D. students; or
  • Australian citizens who have already completed a science or health-related honours degree, or equivalent, at the time of submission of application; or
  • Science or health-related honours graduates and unregistered medical/dental graduates from overseas who have permanent resident status and are currently residing in Australia.

Sponsors

Australia Department of Health and Ageing;
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia; Training Scholarships

Contact

Centre for Research Management & Policy, NHMRC
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
+1 (800) 500-983
+61 (0) 2-6289-9132
research@nhmrc.gov.au
www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/scholarships.htm

Australian Rural and Remote Health Professional Scholarship

The Australian Rural and Remote Health Professional Scholarship Scheme is available to health professionals (excluding doctors and nurses) who work in rural and remote communities for scholarships to assist continuing professional education.

Scholarships may be granted for a range of activities, including clinical placements, short courses, postgraduate tertiary courses and attendance at professional conferences.

Sponsor

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)

Contact

Rupa Ranasinghe, Scholarship Program Officer
Phone: (02) 6162 0321
Email: arrhpss@sarrah.org.au
http://www.sarrah.org.au/

Lt Col Henry Kirkpatrick Scholarship (UK)

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offers UK / EU and Overseas applicants a scholarship to students enrolling in the School’s MSc Public Health for Eye Care. This full-time 1-year studentship provides full tuition fees (at the UK/EU and Overseas rates) and an annual maintenance stipend of £14,000.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must hold an offer of admission for the MSc Public Health for Eye Care.

For further information, please visit the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Scholarship page or email scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk

Rural Allied Health Clinical Placements Grant NSW & ACT

As part of its ongoing commitment to maintain and improve the health status of rural communities, NSW Health provides financial assistance to allied health students via the NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships and NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants. Clinical Placement Grants of up to $500 (or up to $800 for placements in Broken Hill) are available.

Eligibility

Grants are available to those Australian citizens that are:

  • NSW permanent residents; and
  • Undertaking rural placements away from their home area; and
  • In the final two years of full-time undergraduate course in dietetics, diagnostic radiography, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work, speech pathology, psychology (honours) or any year of a postgraduate course in dietetics or psychology (Masters).

Priority is given to those students who have not previously received this grant.

Sponsor

NSW Health Department

Contact

Ms Ruth Daniels, Scholarship Enquiries
Phone 02 93919363
Email alliedschol@doh.health.nsw.gov.au