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   Governor Sanderson Scholarship in Population Health (Dr Haruhisa Handa Leadership Scholarship Program) [F15096]

Governor Sanderson Scholarship in Population Health (Dr Haruhisa Handa Leadership Scholarship Program) * [F15096]

An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions. This scholarship is governed by the University Policy on Establishment and Award of Scholarships except as set out in the conditions that follow.

Note: The Governor Sanderson Scholarship in Population Health is not available annually. Contact the School of Population Health for further details. 

Dr Haruhisa Handa has donated funds to endow the Dr Haruhisa Handa International Leadership Scholarship Program which will provide scholarships to assist and encourage graduates with leadership potential from The University of Western Australia ('The University') to pursue relevant postgraduate study. 

The inaugural scholarship within the Dr Haruhisa Handa International Leadership Scholarship Programme is the Governor Sanderson Scholarship in Population Health which encourages and enables graduates from a variety of professional backgrounds to undertake a Master of Public Health degree course with a field component in East Asia. Incorporating income from the Governor John Sanderson Fund, a fund is established for this purpose and the scholarship is administered in accordance with the following conditions.

Title
1.
The scholarship is called the Governor Sanderson Scholarship in Population Health.

Purpose
2.
The purpose of the scholarship is—

(a) to encourage and facilitate the development of young leaders in population health; and

(b) to assist and enable potential young leaders to experience, and mutually benefit from, the cross-cultural opportunities afforded by internationally focussed studies.

Value
3.
The total value of the scholarship is $22,000 for the duration of a full-time Master of Public Health degree course at the University, and comprises—

(a) $8250 per annum; and 

(b) $5500 towards costs associated with travel to a destination or destinations in East Asia, approved by the course coordinator, for the purpose of research associated with the dissertation unit of the Master of Public Health degree course.

Eligibility Requirements
4.
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship an applicant must—

(a) be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; and

(b) enrol or be eligible to enrol in the course for the Master of Public Health degree with a field component in East Asia.

Body Responsible for Selection
5.(1)
The selection committee for the scholarship comprises—

(a) the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, or nominee;

(b) the Head of the School of Population Health, or nominee; and

(c) the Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Population Health, or nominee.

(2) The selection committee may invite a member of the community to participate in the selection process.

Selection Criteria
6.
The scholarship is awarded by the selection committee to the applicant who, in its opinion, best demonstrates—

(a) academic excellence as evidenced by their academic record; and

(b) experience and strong interest in an area of public health; and

(c) leadership potential.

Selection Process
7.(1)
Selection of the recipient is made by the selection committee having regard to the applicant's academic records and written applications, which must include the names of two referees.

(2) The selection committee may interview short-listed applicants.

Awarding Body
8.
The scholarship is awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences on the recommendation of the selection committee.

Method of Payment
9.(1)
The scholarship amount set out in Clause 3(a) is paid annually in two equal instalments, one at the beginning of each of the first and second semesters of the Master of Public Health degree course.

(2) The amount referred to in Clause 3(b) of $5500 is paid to the School of Population Health for disbursement only towards approved costs associated with travel to a destination or destinations in East Asia approved by the course coordinator (such as return airfares, visas, vaccinations, accommodation, insurance, meals, transport, interpreters etc.). 

(3) If any funds referred to in (2) remain at the completion of the travel component to a destination in East Asia they are returned to the student at that time.

Duration of Award
10.
The scholarship is tenable for the duration of the full-time Master of Public Health degree course.

Application Procedure
11.(1)
Applications are called for through advertisements placed in relevant newspapers and on the University web site.

(2) Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including the names of two referees must be submitted to the Manager (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences by the advertised closing date.

Administering Body
12.
The scholarship is administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Publications
13.
Any thesis, dissertation or other publications resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the scholarship must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.

Intellectual Property
14. Intellectual property is governed by the University's Intellectual Property policy available on the University's web site at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.

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