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University of Queensland Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The University of Queensland (UQ, or Queensland University) is an Australian public research university based principally in Brisbane, the state capital. UQ, founded by the Queensland government in 1909, is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal title for each state’s oldest institution. UQ is also a founder member of edX, the Group of Eight, and the worldwide research-intensive Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

In the 1870s, proposals for a university in Queensland were made. In 1874, a Royal Commission led by Sir Charles Lilley proposed that a university be established immediately. In an economy dominated by primary industries, those opposed to a university argued that technical education—rather than academic education—was more important. Supporters of the university separated themselves from Oxford and Cambridge in response to this criticism, offering an alternative framework centered on the mid-western states of the United States.

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Five faculties should be included in a new university, according to advice from a second Royal Commission in 1891: arts, law, medicine, science, and applied science. Budgets for education in Queensland were frequently given a low priority, although basic education was more crucial than secondary and vocational education in a colony with a literacy rate of 57% in 1861. 

Queensland has a high emphasis on science, medical, and technology research. UQ Professor Ian Frazer pioneered the creation of cervical cancer vaccinations, Gardasil and Cervarix, as part of the university’s scientific advancement. According to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, UQ has assumed the lead in various areas of cancer research.

According to the Commonwealth Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 National Report, UQ has more researchers working in research fields that the ERA has rated as being above world standard than any other Australian university (22 broad fields), and more than any other university in Australia. UQ’s research in biomedical and clinical health sciences, technology, engineering, biological sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, and physical sciences was rated as superior to the global average (rating 5).

UniQuest’s intellectual property portfolio has spawned over 100 firms, and UniQuest and its start-ups have raised more than $700 million to bring academic technologies to market since 2000.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize was created in 1981 and is supported by an annual grant from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine’s Queensland Branch.

Details about the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $500

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize at the University of Queensland:

  • are now enrolled in their third year of medical school

Application Process for Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Prize

Interested applicants should log in and register here for scholarship application and attach the following:

  • an essay on a subject relevant to occupational health and safety that is submitted as one of the following:
  1. A review of published works in depth
  2. A survey of the literature in science.

Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Rules

Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) Prize Rules (PDF, 101.08 KB)

The Application Deadline is: 24 September 2023

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