World Hospital Congress Scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals


Scholarships open: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Scholarships close: 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018
Successful applicants announced: Thursday 12 July 2018

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), HESTA Australia and the Lowitja Institute are proud to announce that applications for the 42nd World Hospital Congress Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals Scholarship are now open.

Each year the World Hospital Congress brings health leaders from around the globe together to share ideas and experiences and to learn from influencers and innovators. This is the first time in 20 years that the Congress has come to Australia and it will explore the theme “how does healthcare need to evolve to meet 21st century demands?”

The scholarship will support the development of the careers of up-and-coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals by providing them with the opportunity to fully participate at the 42nd World Hospital Congress and engage with hospital and healthcare thought leaders from around the world.

Scholarships include:

  • Full registration to the World Hospital Congress, where registration includes attendance at the Plenary Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Congress Gala Dinner and Aussie Sundowner.
  • Reimbursement of up to $1,750 for travel expenses (airfares, accommodation, airport parking or transfers) which will be reimbursed on presentation of receipts following the World Hospital Congress

The scholarship is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are currently employed as a health professional (practitioner, administrator or researcher) and have been working in their field for less than five years.

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