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Time to enter Lowitja's Indigenous health awards for researchers and students

Date posted: 11 July 2012

The Lowitja Institute has announced two national competitive awards for researchers and students whose area of interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Successful recipients of the awards will receive $5,000 towards their professional development along with a trophy. Applications will be assessed for a demonstration of excellence in research and knowledge exchange.

Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researcher award

Applicants for this award will be researchers who have not yet become fully independent leading a competitive grant. Such applicants will not have been a lead Chief Investigator (i.e. CIA) on a National Health and Medical Research Council or Australia Research Council grant. These applicants will demonstrate, however, an interest in moving towards a lead role in research and will have experience working within a research team.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student award

Applicants for this award will be currently enrolled or submitting up to 30 June 2012 in a Masters by Research, PhD or a Professional Doctorate within an Australian university.

Additional selection criteria

Applicants for both awards will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the Congress Lowitja 2012 theme: Knowledge Exchange and Translation into Practice. (For more information about the upcoming Congress, see links below). Applicants will demonstrate this through their research and/or studies.

Successful award recipients will be required to attend Congress Lowitja 2012 on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November in Melbourne; registration for this event is part of the prize. Recipients will attend the dinner on Wednesday 14 November where they will receive their award and will be required to present at a session on Thursday 15 November. Applicants who are unable to do so will not be eligible to receive the award.

How to apply

To apply, you should submit a signed application form (downloadable from the Lowitja webpage soon) and a brief Curriculum Vitae (no more than 6 pages). Applications must be received by close of business, Friday 31 August 2012.

To submit your application or any questions about the awards, contact Penelope Smith using the contact information below.


Penelope Smith
Stakeholder Management Officer
Lowitja Institute
PO Box 650
South Carlton Vic 3052
Fax: (03) 8341 5599


Last updated: 11 July 2012
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