As a means of increasing the momentum of high quality Work Health and Safety (WHS) research in South Australia, SafeWork SA offers funding through WHS Supplementary Scholarships.
The 2012 call for applications opened on Monday, 3 September 2012 and will close on Friday, 9 November 2012.
A total of up to $70,000 in new funding is available.
The scholarship provides a $10,000 per year boost to the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) stipend, for the full duration of the HDR scholarship. A maximum of two new WHS Scholarships will be awarded annually in a single funding round.
The ultimate purpose of the WHS Supplementary Scholarships is to support South Australia's Strategic Plan Target 21. Greater safety at work: Achieve a 40% reduction in injury by 2012 and a further 50% reduction by 2022, through the OHSW Research Strategy for South Australia (PDF 266kb), by encouraging the conduct of research aimed at preventing work-related injury and illness.
Scholarships provide financial incentives for new researchers to enter the field of WHS research. For this reason, eligibility is restricted to potential new HDR students. In other words, a WHS Supplementary Scholarship is awarded only to someone who is concurrently awarded an HDR scholarship. An applicant who fails to win an HDR scholarship becomes ineligible for the WHS Supplementary Scholarship.
Potential applicants should refer to the Information for Applicants (PDF 53kb) and Application Template (Word 61kb) documents. Applications close on Friday, 9 November 2012.