GESA 2011 Postgraduate Clinical Research Scholarship

This scholarship is to support a medical or science graduate, wishing to gain Full – Time Training in Methodology pertinentto any aspect of clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology disorders, while enrolled for an MD or Ph.

Clinical Research is defined broadly as research predominantly involving human subjects. It may involve clinicalor physiological studies of patients or volunteers, studies based on diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, clinicalepidemiology, population studies, observational studies, clinical practice, treatment trials or evaluation of medical technology.

There may be a component of laboratory studies, but applications for predominately laboratory – basedwork should be directed to the other awards offered by the Society.

The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers, for example (but not confined to) advanced trainees who have completed core clinical training at the time of taking up the scholarship.

The major conditions and the stipends for this scholarship are identical to those of the NHMRC Research Scholarships.

Eligibility for GESA Scholarship :

The applicant is required to :

  • Read, understand and agree to all the requirements listed in the 2010 instruction booklet.

 

  • Be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, defined as “confirmed as a financial member of the society prior to applying for the award”.

 

  • Attend the next Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) following notification of the award and in each year of tenure.
  • Correctly complete the application form and lodge it with attachments prior to the closing date.

 

  • The proposed supervisor is required to be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia at the time of submission of the application.

 

  • It is preferred that applicants intend pursing a career in gastroenterology or hepatology. However, the research committee reserves the right to evaluate each application on a case – by – case basis.

Reporting : Scholarship recipients must provide the Society with a concise summary of their progress by 31 October in each year of the scholarship tenure.

Report forms are available on the Society website www.gesa.org.au.

Late or non – submission of these reports will result in stipend payments being withheld by the Society.

The Council of the Society shall have the right to publish, or use in such a manner as they see fit, any such report, in whole or in part, providing due acknowledgement of the source is made.

Application Form will be Closed on 31 August, 2010.

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