How to Apply: All candidates must complete a formal application including:
-Statement of professional objectives;
-Preliminary Project Plan (up to five pages) for a policy-oriented research project that fits within the Ian O’Rourke Scholarship;
-Letter of reference from the applicant’s Chief Executive/Director of his or her institution (more than one applicant may apply from the same institution);
All Applications and Institutional Letter of Reference and Organisational Support should be emailed to scholarships-at-cec.health.nsw.gov.au.
Subject: Various Courses
Level: Scholarship is open to all employees of NSW Health facilities and/or agencies, who are undertaking a relevant PhD, Masters or other Degree or Diploma at an accredited NSW institution during the period of the scholarship.
Provider: Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)
For Which Country: Australia
For Whom: National
Description: The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) is a statutory health corporation established under the Health Service Act to develop policy and strategy related to improvements of clinical quality and safety across the NSW public health system and to promote and support improvement in clinical quality and safety in public and private health services. The CEC is committed to assisting in the development of effective health professional managers and leaders and encouraging the translation and innovation from research by fostering a dynamic and supportive research culture through strategic leadership and governance.
Number of award(s): Depending upon the applications received and the value of the proposals up to four Patient Safety scholarships will be awarded per annum.
Duration of award(s): Not known
What does it cover? This Patient Safety Scholarship will include a visit to a nominated national or international agency with expertise in the chosen field. Successful applicants will receive funding, up to a maximum of $10,000.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be called for on a twelve monthly basis. A four member panel including representatives from the CEC Research committee chaired by the Research Committee Chair will review the applications against the following criteria:
-Extent to which the project addresses a question of national interest and significance to the employing organisation;
-Extent to which the proposed project will contribute to the individual’s professional development;
-Extent to which the project will deliver on the objectives and aims of this the Scholarship Program Scheme
The panel will independently review applications using a pro forma in line with guidance provided prior to the final assessment meeting to agree rankings. In a circumstance where consensus cannot be met by the panel the decision of the chair will be final.
Notification: Successful applicants will be notified in 24th July, 2014.
Deadline: 30th May 2014