Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarship, Griffith University, Australia

For: High-achieving students applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science program at Griffith University. This degree, designed for high-achieving secondary school leavers, provides the opportunity for you to progress directly into our Doctor of Medicine (5099). If you do not have a Letter of Offer for your degree program, please visit ‘How to apply‘ for instructions on how to lodge an application for admission before lodging a scholarship application.

Award value and benefits: $10,000 in total (two payments of $5,000 in first year of the program).

Applications close:

  • Trimester 1 2019 – Applications close Friday, 2 November 2018 (for 25 February commencement). Outcome notified by 16 November.

Can I apply?
Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have applied and be eligible for admission, or be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer from the University, for entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science by the scholarship closing date.
  • Have satisfied all appropriate entry requirements for the proposed degree program, including results of previous study and English language proficiency as per Griffith University’s entry requirements.
  • Be commencing and enrolling as a new a full-time student in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Trimester 1 2019 at Griffith University.

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PhD Studentship in Medical Education, Keele University, UK

Join an ambitious team at the UK’s leading campus-based university to complete a project that combines education, psychology and medicine.

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline and a Masters degree in a related discipline is desirable. Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates: £4,260) and a research studentship stipend of currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,200 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves. The post will be shared between the internationally renowned institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS), and the Keele’s Medical School Education Research Group (MERG).

The project:
Accurate assessment of the clinical skills of trainee healthcare professionals is vital for both patient safety and educational development and fairness. Current assessment approaches rely on observation and judgement by professionals but are limited by problematic variability in scores. This PhD will contribute to the growing field of “Assessor Cognition” in medical education. Several studies have shown that recently-observed performances influence examiners’ judgements, and may influence their attention. This has lead to pragmatic suggestions that observing “benchmarking” videos prior to examining may direct assessors’ attention and result in more consistent judgements. Despite this, little prior work has investigated whether or how benchmarking influences assessors’ attention and what impact this has on their judgements.

The programme of study will use an initial qualitative think-aloud based approach to study the influence of benchmarking performances on assessors’ attention. It will then use experimental methods to test the influence of mediating factors. Finally, in either the later stages of the PhD or in follow-up work, it will trial an intervention based on benchmarking in the context of a medical student Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). As a result the PhD’s findings are anticipated to directly inform current practice, and be of interest to national and international audiences and policy makers. The candidate will be supported, but given considerable latitude, to develop the research approach in terms of theory, focus and methods.

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International Guest Scholarships, American College of Surgeons, USA

The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the U.S. and Canada and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

American College of Surgeons USA

This scholarship endowment was originally provided through the legacy left to the College by Paul R. Hawley, MD (FACS Hon), former College Director. More recently, gifts from the family of Abdol Islami, MD (FACS), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and others to the International Guest Scholarship endowment have enabled the College to expand the number of scholarship awards.

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Global Scholarships for Excellence, University of Birmingham, UK

University of Birmingham UKThe College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes.

Value of Award
The value of each award is £2,000 to be off-set against tuition fees, is tenable for one year only and cannot be deferred to a later year. As the award is to be off-set against tuition fees, applications from self-funding individuals are preferred.

Eligibility Criteria
This award is open to all applicants who have applied to study on one of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences Masters taught courses listed below (full-time or part-time), or the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma programme, starting in 2017/18.

Eligible taught programmes:

  • Advanced Clinical Practice – MSc
  • Advanced General Dental Practice – MSc
  • Clinical Neuropsychiatry – MSc
  • Clinical Oncology – MSc
  • Clinical Primary and Community Care – MSc
  • Functional and Clinical Anatomy – MSc
  • Genomic Medicine – MSc
  • Health Economics and Econometrics – MSc
  • Health Economics and Health Policy – MSc
  • Health Research Methods – MSc
  • Immunology and Immunotherapy – MSc
  • Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health – MSc
  • Occupational Health – MSc
  • Pharmaceutical Enterprise – MSc
  • Physician Associate Studies – PGDip
  • Public Health – MPH
  • Public Health (SEAL) – MPH
  • Public Health (Health Technology Assessment) – MPH
  • Public Health (International) – MPH
  • Trauma Science – MSc

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International Masters Excellence Scholarships (Medical Sciences), Newcastle University, UK

Newcastle University Quayside

Value of award
£1,500

Start date and duration
Commences September 2016 entry for one year.

Application closing date
The closing date for applications is 22 July 2016.

Newcastle University UKOverview
The Faculty of Medical Sciences is offering a small number of scholarships for 2016 entry into the Medical Sciences MSc course and the following suite of MRes courses:

Eligibility Criteria
Available to self-funding international (non-EU) applicants.

How to apply
You will be automatically considered for a scholarship upon acceptance of an unconditional or conditional offer.

Contact
Professor Steve Yeaman
Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 7433
E-mail biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

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College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Scholarships, University of Glasgow, UK

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
We bring together internationally-renowned experts in order to advance research in medical, veterinary and life sciences. For September 2016 academic session our College is offering 5 scholarships worth £10,000 each towards the tuition fee of a one year Masters programme.

University of Glasgow UK

We have the following programme specific scholarships* for September 2016 start:

These scholarships are towards the tuition fee.

Eligibility
These scholarships are open to international students applying to all on-campus programmes listed above within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission.

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EP Abraham Scholarship in Chemical, Biological / Life and Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKSt Cross College invites applications for this scholarship from students who will begin studying for a DPhil research degree in the chemical, biological/life and medical sciences at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2014 – 2015 and who list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application.

The E.P. Abraham Scholarship has a value of £7,500 and is tenable for three years coterminous with college fee liability. The successful scholar will be guaranteed to have a room in College accommodation (at the standard rent) for the first year of their course. Applications should be received by Friday 23rd May 2014.

This Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only. Application forms can be downloaded from this site, or requested by email. Written requests should be sent to the Academic Secretary, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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PhD Scholarships, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain

During 2014, the Fundación “la Caixa” will provide support for four highly qualified graduate students, in order to carry out their experimental work towards obtaining a PhD degree at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO; Spanish National Cancer Research Centre) within an International PhD Programme.

In the context of this “la Caixa”-Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the CNIO, we are seeking exceptional and highly motivated PhD students who are interested in receiving ample cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • This call is open to applicants of all nationalities.
  • Students holding a university degree (BSc, Diploma, Licenciatura, Laurea or equivalent) in biomedical sciences of a minimum of 300 ECTS or holding an official MSc or DEA or equivalent are eligible to apply to the Programme. Students expecting to be awarded with such qualification during the first half of 2014, are also eligible for this Call. This university degree would qualify students to start a PhD thesis in their home country. Non-European university degrees should be equivalent to a European diploma or degree.
  • Students must have been awarded their degrees within two years of the relevant submission deadline.
  • Applicants must have an excellent academic record and previous research experience during their undergraduate career.
  • Candidates must have a solid working knowledge of English.
  • Co-authorship of publications in MedLine-listed journals will be positively considered.
  • Participation in international mobility programmes (including the CNIO Summer Training Programme) will be positively evaluated.
  • Individuals may not have been working at the CNIO, at any time, for more than six months before being hired as part of the “la Caixa”/CNIO International PhD Programme. The earliest date to join the Programme is September 1st.
  • The upper age limit for eligibility is 30 years.

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Graduate Scholarship Programme for International Students, Turkey

Tubitak TurkeyThe Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) grants scholarships for international students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.(Clinical sciences are beyond the scope of scholarship program.)

Who Can Apply
The scholarship is open to all students who want to undertake a graduate degree program in Turkey on the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be 30 years old or younger for the MSc/MA programs and 35 years old or younger for the PhD programs on the first day of the application period.
  • Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens. Applicants who hold dual citizenship with Turkey are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in their fourth year of college are eligible to apply for scholarship for the MSc/MA programs.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in an MSc/MA program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship on the condition that they have not yet completed their third semester in the program.
  • Applicants holding an MSc/MA degree or currently enrolled in a master’s program who intend to enroll in a PhD program in Turkey are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Turkey are also eligible to apply on the condition that they have not yet completed their six semester in the program.

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PhD Studentship, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK

PhD Studentship, Warwick Medical School, Biomedical Cell Biology
Supporting Partner: Warwick Private Hospitals Charitable Trust

This is an outstanding opportunity for a practically-minded Physicist, Engineer or Biologist with an interest in modern digital optical microscopy to pursue a PhD qualification in optical microscope control engineering. As part of a wider programme in digital optical microscopy, we are currently developing the Warwick Open Source Microscope (WOSM, http://wosmic.org). The WOSM uses a compact optical design that is exceptionally physically stable, opening up new opportunities for ultra high resolution optical microscopy. The most innovative aspect of the WOSM is its control scheme.

The entire microscope is controlled from a web browser via a local microcontroller, allowing remote operation and allowing several microscopes to be controlled from a single web browser. The immediate opportunity is for a student to take on the work of implementing Rasberry Pi integration.

The WOSM project website will serve software, data and community-based support for both hardware and software. There are opportunities in implementing this, also.

More Detail: Currently the WOSM microcontroller (PIC32mx 80MHz) serves the microscope control web-pages and controls the microscope timing. To improve system latency this project will begin by moving the web control front-end to a Raspberry Pi. The student will also assist in the development of an ultra-stable laser tweezers WOSM. This will be a microscope for making recordings from single motor protein molecules (measuring piconewton forces and nanometer scale movements of single molecules).

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