In the spotlight...

We aim to showcase and celebrate our scholarship awardees who work tirelessly to find solutions to todays health problems.
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  • Professor Elizabeth Elliott

    Mental Health Research 'Longitudinal study of well-being and quality of life in remote Indigenous youth: the Biswun Kid Project' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2018 "The study will also increase the knowledge, [...]

  • Dr. Atandrila Das

    Bowel Cancer Research 'Characterising Colorectal Metastases and Optimising their Management' Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC Awarded 2019 Rotary Club of Keilor 'Judith Annette Thompson' PhD Scholarship "As a surgeon, I was frustrated [...]

  • Kayla Corney

    Dementia Research 'Cognitive Ageing and the Interplay between Biological, Psychological and Environmental Factors' Deakin University, VIC Awarded 2019 Co-funded by Bing Taylor PhD Scholarship (District 9675) "The topics of ageing, health and [...]

Current Research

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Awarded to individuals or research teams that focus on the mental health of young Australians (aged 0-25 years). Up to $70,000 per annum for 1, 2 or 3 years.
Available to early career researchers to facilitate research in “the prevention of mental illness”. Three years in duration and valued at $75,000 per annum.

‘Ian Scott PhD scholarships’ are offered to applicants undertaking research within mental health. Valued at up to $30,000 per annum for 3.5 years maximum.

Offered to applicants undertaking research within all health areas, to be determined by Australian Rotary Health and affiliated Rotary Clubs. Scholarships are valued at $30,000 per annum for 3.5 years maximum

Offered to applicants undertaking research in the area of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The scholarship is valued at up to $35,000 per annum for 3.5 years maximum.