The Lowitja Institute Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher Award 2016

Assoc. Professor Roxanne Bainbridge

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The Lowitja Institute is committed to the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher workforce. The Emerging Researcher Award recognises excellence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers at the mid-career level.

Eligibility criteria

Application was open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers who

  1. have made a significant contribution to their academic field (see scope of research below)
  2. have been in a research role for a minimum of 3 years.

Scope of research

The award wasassessed on research undertaken in the following context:

  1. research undertaken for the benefit of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  2. the range of research disciplines is broad and could include, for example, basic science, medicine, epidemiology, public health, social health and community health.

Selection criteria

  1. Demonstrated excellence in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander research in your body of research, as evidenced by, for example, publications, conference presentations.
  2. Demonstrated contribution to capacity development, community strengthening and engagement. This could include opportunities within your research projects for skills transfer, level of engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities, how you have taken your findings back to communities.
  3. Demonstrated research implementation, impact and benefit for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Overall, this is about how your research has made a difference for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Supporting information – Two references and your CV will also be taken into account.

Prize

  • $5000 cash
  • 3-day registration to the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference
  • Travel and accommodation

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