The Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship fis now open to students planning to undertake Honours in the field of prostate cancer research in 2019. The student will receive a scholarship stipend of $5000 and will be supported to attend a national meeting to present their research or provided with a stipend to write up their research for publication (up to $1500).
Applications for the 2019 Scholarship round are now open and close Fri Feb 22 2019. Students need to be supervised by an active member of the Centre to be eligible.
Interested students should contact the Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the application process.
A limited number of other Honours Scholarships are also available for students wanting to undertake research in the area of men’s health. Please contact the Centre for more information.
Who was Paddy?
Daniel “Paddy” O’Rourke was a wonderful man and a passionate consumer advocate for the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health prostate cancer research program who sadly passed away in April 2015 from prostate cancer. He was only 56 years old. The Scholarship honours Paddy and his contribution to research through supporting young scientists working towards better treatment and support for men with prostate cancer, and their families.
Paddy O’Rourke featured in a video (pictured above) prepared for the FFCMH where he openly talks about living with metastatic prostate cancer. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDXgkHnilKE&feature=youtu.be