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Call for 2015-16 Men’s Health Summer Vacation Research Scholarship applications

The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering scholarships to support students in undertaking Summer Vacation Research Projects in 2015-2016.  University of Adelaide and Non-University of Adelaide students are eligible to apply.

Men’s health research projects from research groups at the Repatriation General Hospital, SAHMRI, the University of South Australia, Cancer Council SA/Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and the University of Adelaide have been posted at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/menshealth/study/.

Projects are available in the areas of

  • Prostate cancer – epidemiology
  • Prostate cancer – laboratory science
  • Rural health
  • Health promotion/health messaging
  • Chronic disease (sleep and metabolic syndrome, fragility hip fracture)

The summer projects, which are for a minimum of 6 weeks over the vacation period, offer many benefits to students. These include providing students with the opportunity to develop essential research skills and gain invaluable experience in a research environment to assist with their studies and guide decisions about career goals and pathways to achieving these.

Honours research projects and scholarships are also open.  Students interested in undertaking an Honours Program in 2016 should contact the Centre to be put in contact with potential supervisors in their area of research interest.  Projects are available in all of the men’s health research programs offered by the Centre.  Scholarships are also available, and students are encouraged to contact the Centre as soon as possible to register their interest.

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