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Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons wishing to be considered for selection in the award of the below
The RCH Travelling Scholarships will be advertised twice yearly in February and August of each year.
*For the scholarships offered in both February and August, the funding pool will be distributed equally across the time points.
The Scholarship will be awarded annually to enable members of staff to obtain further post-graduate education, work place experience, or research development in local or overseas centres of excellence.
Alternatively, this Scholarship may be awarded to a department/unit within the Hospital to sponsor an overseas specialist to assist in the further development and training of staff.
The Volunteers' Nursing Scholarship
The Scholarship will normally be offered to Registered Nurses who have worked as qualified staff members at the Royal Children's Hospital for two years or more. Consideration will be given to awarding a scholarship to a member of the nursing staff who has worked at the Royal Children's for less than two years but who has extensive paediatric nursing experience.
It is unlikely that any staff member will be awarded more than one scholarship; however, consideration may be given to a second scholarship or a continuation of a worthwhile project undertaken which otherwise could not be completed.
The Rosen Family, Lily's Gift Travelling Scholarship for General Registered Nurses
The value of the Scholarship is $11,000 and may be shared.
The Rosen Family have endowed these scholarships to ensure that RCH graduate nurses have access to overseas learning opportunities enabling them to extend their experience, education or participate in special observation. They wanted to give thanks for the current and ongoing care their daughter, Lily has received as a cardiology patient at the RCH. This gift too, will give Lily a legacy to hold on to as she grows, teaching her the impact and meaning of philanthropy.
The purpose of the Scholarship is to enable health professionals to obtain further post-graduate education, work place experience or research in an Australian or overseas centre of excellence.
This scholarship was offered for the first time to health professionals in the child protection field in 2003 and is funded annually through the generous support of Mrs Phyllis Lam in memory of her late daughter Karmein Chan.
The Scholarship is available to health professionals who are employed by or closely associated with the Hospital who contribute to the broad Child Protection area.
The candidates will have demonstrated their capacity to advance the knowledge of the child protection field to benefit the children and young people of Victoria.
The scholarship will be offered to an applicant who has been working in the field for at least 3 years.
The Uncle Bobs Travelling Scholarship is awarded annually in the field of Paediatrics. The purpose of the Scholarship is to enable University graduates still training, who are, or who have recently been members of staff of the Royal Children's Hospital or the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, to gain experience and training in overseas centres.
The Scholarship is intended for graduates of first rate intellectual and personal qualities who have already shown unusual capacity to advance knowledge in one of the fields concerned.
The Scholarship will be open to graduates of not less than four years standing with at least two years paediatric experience or, in the case of a science graduate, two years experience in the specialty. A post-graduate qualification and/or research experience is desirable but not essential.
Scholarships will be awarded for the period of twelve months in the first instance with a possibility of extension in exceptional circumstances for a further period.
The Scholarship shall provide for:
* N.B. The Scholarship does not provide for paid leave.
This scholarship has been established by the Board of Directors, Women’s and Children’s Health to acknowledge the wonderful contribution made to the work of the Royal Children’s Hospital by Jeff Crouch during his 21 years as Director of the Good Friday Appeal.
The Scholarship is provided for the purposes of candidates gaining further experience or education that will be of benefit to the Hospital and its patients or for research having the same purpose.
Alternatively, the Scholarship may be awarded to a Department or Unit within the Hospital to sponsor an overseas specialist to assist in the further development and training of staff.
The RCH travelling scholarships are primarily intended to assist staff members to increase their knowledge and expertise by undertaking travel and further education. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to, or have limited access to, other means of financial support.
The following criteria are specific eligibility criteria set down for each scholarship.
Applications for prior travel reimbursement will not be considered. Travel should occur within 12 months of successfully being awarded scholarship.
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References from two professional referees should be supplied, including one from the applicant's department head.
Referees should be instructed to forward their references directly to the scholarship coordinator. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all references are completed and submitted by the due date.
Clear support from head of department, including the strategic value of the application must be included within each application, including whether the department is financially supporting the proposed plan. The head of department must also acknowledge the need for the applicant if successful, to provide a written and/or oral presentation to scholarship committee and appropriate stakeholders on completion of the activity.
The head of department must also
acknowledge the need for the applicant if successful, to provide a written
and/or oral presentation to the scholarship committee and appropriate
stakeholders on completion of the activity.
Head of department will comment on benefits on the report which will be prepared by the recipient before submitting to the scholarship committee.
Where more than one application is received from a department, that department head will be asked to assist the Selection Committee by assigning an order of merit to their department’s applications.
Scholarship winners agree to submit a report in writing as to their activities and findings made during the Scholarship period. Many successful applicants will be required to give a formal presentation, especially when the scholarship is sponsored by a support group of RCH foundation. Heads of departments are responsible for ensuring this occurs in a timely fashion. Alternatively, if the Scholarship is awarded to a department sponsoring an overseas visitor, the department must submit a report of the visitor's activities. Reports will be published, as they become available, on the RCH website for all staff to access.
The applicant is required to complete an application form and email the application by the due date to:
RCH Scholarship Selection Committee Co-ordinator: email@example.com
All applications will be reviewed by the RCH Scholarships Selection Committee, which will determine the recipients of all scholarships listed above.
The Committee will require shortlisted applicants to attend an interview in March/April for February applications and September for August applications. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in writing in April/May and September respectively and will be formally acknowledged at The Royal Children's Hospital Annual General Meeting. Successful applicants are expected to attend the RCH Annual General Meeting.