Bursary applications

Applications for bursaries are now open to support First Nations delegates to attend the 2023 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23), on Dharug Land in Western Sydney,  24-26 May, 2023.

Who are bursaries intended for?

Bursaries are intended to support First Nations People to be able to attend and participate in this exciting annual sector gathering. Applications are not limited to those currently working in and around eye care, and we encourage students and other interested community members to consider applying for this unique opportunity.

Key selection criteria:

  • Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander People with interest in eye health.
  • Priority may be given to students, Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, and those working for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

What do bursaries include?

Bursaries cover full Conference registration, transport and accommodation as required. Bursaries are not offered as set amount.

Who administers the bursaries?

Bursaries are distributed by organisers of NATSIEHC23, in a process led by the National Experts Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health (NEGATSIEH) and supported by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) at The University of Melbourne.

Funding for bursaries are kindly enabled through the generous contributions of Conference Sponsors and IEHU.

Are there any conditions associated?

The successful applicant will be asked to complete a survey detailing their experience at the conference and work. Successful applicants will also be required to attend a photo opportunity with sponsors, to be published in communications related to the Conference.

Bursary applications close Friday 31 March.

To apply, please complete the online form below.

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