Applications for the 2019 LIME Connection Bursary are open and will close on 17 May 2019.
Since 2009, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical students and community members have been supported to participate in LIME Connection conferences via funded bursaries.
To be eligible to apply for the LIME Connection VIII Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Student or Community Member Bursaries, candidates must:
- be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the Indigenous Australian communities in which they live or have lived;
- or have whakapapa (Māori ancestry);
- be a current student enrolled in medical studies at an Australian University (Student Bursary); and
- be a student member or agree to register as a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) or Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa, Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) (Student Bursary);
- or be actively involved in working with a Medical School (Community Bursary).
Bursaries will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and will be based on the following criteria:
- active involvement in working with Medical Schools (Community Bursary);
- a demonstrated interest and experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Māori health and medical education;
- a commitment to improving Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori health in the future; and
- approval of the relevant LIME Reference Group member;
- community members or students who have submitted successful abstracts to present at LIME Connection will be considered first for bursary places.
This selection is not based on academic achievement. However, if attending LIME Connection may impact on your ability to complete your studies, this may affect your application.
Bursaries will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee made up of a representative of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa – Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA), and are based on specific selection criteria.
The bursary covers the costs of airfares, accommodation, meals, conference registration and networking events.
Medical Student Bursary applications are due before midnight 17 May 2019
Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by June 2019
Applications must be received by email to the LIME Secretariat
“It exceeded my expectations! I had no idea how amazing how big LIME was and how brilliantly organised it would be. I met a range of likeminded and friendly people who’s friendships I will hopefully keep for life. I was motivated and moved by the speakers and their lessons in improving Indigenous Medical education inspired me to recognise and improve such areas in my own university”
“Thank you so much to everyone who played a part in myself and the other students attending LIME it was a turning point in my medical education and an opportunity I am so proud to have had!”
The Bursaries are funded by generous contributions from Medical Schools across Australia and New Zealand, including:
- Australian National University
- Deakin University
- Flinders University
- Griffith University
- Macquarie University
- The University of Adelaide
- University of New South Wales
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Queensland
- The University of Western Australia
- University of Otago
- University of Wollongong
- Western Sydney University
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