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We aim to showcase and celebrate our scholarship awardees who work tirelessly to find solutions to todays health problems.
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  • Georgios Kastrappis

    Bowel Cancer Research 'Investigations into genetic aberrations underlying recurrent ovarian cancer' University of Queensland, QLD Awarded 2014 Co-funded by The Gudran Delarue Ovarian Cancer Fund and Rotary Club of Dural "Cancer affects many [...]

  • Dr Louise Birrell

    Mental Health Research Bruce Edwards Postdoctoral Fellowship 'Mind Your Mate: An Online peer intervention to prevent mental health and substance use problems in adolescence' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2019 "Mental health [...]

  • Dr Mark Larsen

    Mental Health Research 'Optimising caring contact: Using text messages to support people after a suicide attempt' Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, NSW Awarded 2019 Sponsored by: Neville & Patti Parsons, [...]

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.