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- All applicants have been notified on 20/5/24

The Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) is offering scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to attend the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference (CDIC), to be held in Brisbane, Queensland from  Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2024.

The Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference is an opportunity to learn from the experience of sector leaders and peers in preventing, preparing for, and managing infectious and vaccine preventable diseases into the future. The conference will also address the shifting epidemiology of endemic infections, new developments in vaccines and immunisation approaches and opportunities to identify and mitigate the drivers and determinants of disease.  What are the new systems, programs, capacity, approaches or thinking we need to develop communities that are resilient to future threats?

The conference theme is ‘Adapting to a new landscape for infectious disease prevention and control’.

Eligibility for Applicants

To be eligible, applicants must be individuals who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Applicants can be residing in any Australian State or Territory. Preference will be given to healthcare workers living in remote areas and working in the area of communicable diseases and/or immunisation.


Key Dates
  • Applications open Monday 6 May 2024.

  • Applications close at 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 15 May 2024.

  • The successful applicant(s) will be notified by Monday 20 May 2024. 

Applications closed 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 15 May 2024

Scholarship Assessment

Assessment of applications will be based on the applicants’ anticipated benefits of attending and the applicant’s eligibility based on the criteria. The Panel’s decision is final and scholarships will be made available at their discretion. 

Application Process 

To apply for this scholarship, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria

  2. Complete the Application Form (green button link at the bottom of this page) and provide justification for the nomination, specifically addressing each of the selection criteria noted above.

  3. Ensure the form is fully completed. 

  4. Ensure the Application Form has been received by email 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 15 May 2024  

Successful Scholarship Recipients Benefits
  • Full conference registration including morning/afternoon teas and lunches from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2024.

  • Ticket to the Networking Function on Tuesay 11 June 2024.

  • Ticket to the Conference Dinner on Wednesay 12 June 2024.

  • Scholarships will include funding to go towards travel & accommodation.

Scholarship Exclusions

Please note the scholarship will not include:

  • Meals (apart from conference catering).

  • Land transfers (taxi, bus, trains)

  • Incidental expenses.

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