ACT Health funded First Nations Nurse/Midwife Restorative Healthcare PhD Scholarship

Project: Research

Project Details


ACT Chief Nurse and Midwife Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurse or Midwife Restorative PhD Scholarship.

The ACT Health funded First Nations PhD Scholarship is awarded to an applicant of exceptional research potential undertaking a PhD on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurse or Midwife Restorative Healthcare. The scholarship is provided to assist with general living costs through the provision of a tax-free stipend.
This scholarship has been provided by funds received from ACT Chief Nurse and Midwife, Anthony Dompkins
To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must:
a. have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment;
b. be enrolled, or seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a PhD at the University; and
c. be an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent resident; or an international student eligible to study in Australia on an international student visa; and
d. be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Selection of the scholarship recipient/s will be undertaken on the basis of academic merit and research potential, by key members of the Faculty of Health Restorative Healthcare Research Group and approved by the Faculty Executive Dean.
A scholarship will not be awarded if there is no applicant of sufficient merit.

Working as part of a research project that utilises decolonising approaches to undertake Restorative Healthcare / Restorative Hospital Research?
This includes:
1. Find pathways to attract, support and develop First Nations Peoples in the professions of nursing and midwifery across the entire career trajectory (graduate/ leadership/ academic roles).
2. Evaluate the creation of culturally safe environments at university and in health system/ affiliated institutions.
Outcomes include provision of evidence informed models of practice and behaviour to enable a flourishing community.
The successful PhD student will be part of a growing local and International Restorative Justice Learning Community.
The candidate must be eligible to enrol into a PhD with the University of Canberra and available to study full time from February 2022 for 4 years on a full scholarship ($30, 000 tax free per annum).
Short titleFirst Nations Restorative Healthcare
Effective start/end date31/01/2231/01/26


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