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- All applicants have been notified on 2/6/23
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With funding by Pfizer, 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 Perth, Western Australia from  Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 June 2023.

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 Thursday 11 May 2023.

  • Applications close at 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 28 May 2023.

  • Panel reviews applications Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June 2023.

  • The successful applicant(s) will be notified by Friday 2 June 2023.

  • The successful applicant(s) must register for CDIC2023 by Friday 9 June 2023. 

Applications closed 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 28 May 2023

Scholarship Assessment

A panel will assess the applications 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 by 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 28 May 2023. to  

Successful Scholarship Recipients Benefits
  • Full conference registration including morning and afternoon teas and lunches from Monday 19 to Wednesday
    21 June 2023.

  • Ticket to the Networking Function on Monday 19 June 2023 (subject to availability).

  • Ticket to the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 20 June 2023 (subject to availability).

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

Scholarship Exclusions

Please note the scholarship will not include:

  • Meals (apart from conference catering).

  • Incidental expenses.

Total value of the scholarship ($):
  • There is a limited budget for this initiative. The sum offered to each applicant will be influenced by the number of applications received.

  • Please note that we are generally unable to cover the full costs of conference attendance (registration, accommodation & travel) so it is essential that you are able to cover the remaining costs associated.  

Applications closed 11:59pAEST, Sunday 28 May 2023


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