Health Workforce Scholarship Program – Applications open 26 September
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides financial support to health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health in rural and remote areas, for further study, training and short courses. The Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in the Northern Territory (NT) by the Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN).
Who is Eligible?
Health professionals in the field of medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal health workers, who provide services to or intend to provide services in the primary health care sector in areas classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7, are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries to pursue further education or attend training courses.
Any health professional employed solely by the NT Government (i.e. employee in a public hospital or NT Government Remote Health Service) is NOT eligible to apply.
Full eligibility requirements are set out in detail in the HWSP Applicant Guidelines.
What Funding is Available?
The HWSP offers two types of funding:
- Scholarship: a reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year (maximum of two years) for the cost of completing a postgraduate course leading to postgraduate qualification, or
- Bursary: a reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for the cost of completing a short course or training.
Applications for the third round open on Wednesday, 26 September and will close midnight Wednesday, 24 October 2018. Before submitting your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org you need to:
1. assess your eligibility by reading the HWSP Applicant Guidelines
2. complete the HWSP Application Form
3. collect your supporting documentation.
Applicants will receive notification on the outcome of their application by COB Friday 16 November.
For more information regarding the HWSP, contact the Career Pathways Coordinator:
t 08 8982 1069