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Thursday 20 July, 2017
The Invictus Games were developed to harness the power of sport to help wounded, injured and sick service personnel physically, psychologically and socially by inspiring recovery, supporting rehabilitation, and generating a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
The University of South Australia, in partnership with The Repat Foundation – The Road Home, are supporting the development of returned Australian veterans through the Invictus Pathways Program. This Australian-first initiative provides a unique opportunity for a PhD candidate with a background in health sciences or psychology to investigate the long-term effect participation has on personnel’s health and wellbeing.
Supported by The Invictus Pathways Program, this project aims to:
The scholarship provides an annual stipend of $30,000 over 3.5 years with additional funding to support data collection, travel to the Games and conference attendance.
As part of this scholarship, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to travel to the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, and at least one international games.
The scholarship is open to domestic students (Australian and NZ citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia).
The successful candidate will have a background in health sciences or psychology, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an interest in qualitative research methods, and be prepared to travel interstate.
Applications close 31 August 2017.
For further details on how to apply contact Deborah Williams: email@example.com or (08) 8302 2887