Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AIDA Congress Scholarships

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander junior medical practitioners and medical students are you interested in a career in psychiatry?

Would you like the opportunity to interact with leading psychiatrists and mental health experts to enhance your training and learning?

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) are committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates successfully completing psychiatry training, and entering practice in any of the fields of psychiatry.

We are offering scholarships to attend the RANZCP 2020 Congress 'Influencing and being influenced by the world around us' in Hobart, Tasmania from 17-21 May 2020 for:

  • up to four current AIDA members who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students or junior medical practitioners
  • up to two current AIDA members who are early stage RANZCP Trainees (within the first two years of training).

The 2020 RANZCP Congress provides a platform for global, regional and local collaboration and networking across the region. It will give you the opportunity to meet mental health experts, international and local psychiatrists and trainees.

The scholarship includes:

  • A grant of a $2000 to assist with the cost of your travel and accommodation.
  • Full registration to the Congress scientific program which includes some social functions including Welcome Reception and College Ceremony.
  • The opportunity to meet the RANZCP President, CEO and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee.

Successful AIDA member applicants are required to be Psychiatry Interest Forum (PIF) members (or to have an eligible application underway). The PIF is free to join and acts as a networking resource available medical students and junior medical practitioners.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships, please complete the application form below by Monday 2 March 2020.

Please contact pppc@ranzcp.org if you have any queries regarding your application.

Selection Process

The RANZCP will review the following criteria to consider and select successful applicants:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
  • Demonstrated interest in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in the future.
  • Demonstrated interest in psychiatry as a career.
  • Demonstrated interest in attending the RANZCP Congress.

Successful applicants will be notified shortly after Monday 23 March 2020.

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