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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  • Steven Ngo

    Steven Ngo

    Cancer Research 'Engaging differentiation of immature leukemic cells in acute myeloid leukaemia' Monash University, Vic. Awarded 2016 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Richmond, Victoria "Blood cell production is organized in a hierarchical manner." [...]

  • Sheena Daignault

    Sheena Daignault

    Melanoma Research 'Deciphering the role of Microphthalmia-associated Transcription Factor (MITF) in cell cycle phase-specific drug resistance of melanoma' University of Queensland, QLD Awarded 2016 Co-funded by the Rotary Clubs of Kiama & Gerringong "Despite the [...]

  • Sarah Furlong

    Sarah Furlong

    Youth Suicide Research Using a multi-level nation-wide approach to improve the identification of young people at risk for suicide and motivate them to access and engage with appropriate treatment University of Wollongong, NSW Awarded 2016 [...]

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 $29,000 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 $29,000 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.