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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  • Savannah Abbott

    Indigenous Health Scholarship University of Sydney, NSW Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Scholarship Awarded 2017 - 2018 Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Sutherland How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a [...]

  • Associate Professor Anthony LaMontague

    Mental Health Research 'Employment outcomes following adolescent-onset mental illness in a longitudinal cohort of young Victorians' Deakin University, VIC Awarded 2017-2018 "This research is intended to support the design of sustainable employment for young [...]

  • Dr Alison Calear

    Mental Health Intervention Research 'Silence is Deadly: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a mental health help-seeking intervention for young men' Australian National University, ACT Awarded 2017   "Suicide is a significant public health problem [...]

  • Dr David Hawes

    Childhood Mental Health Research 'The role of family & child processes in the Treatment of conduct problems in children with callous-unemotional traits' University of New South Wales, NSW Awarded 2006 "This research will examine the [...]

  • Dr Jordana Bayer

    Childhood Mental Health Research 'A combination of universal and targeted, versus a targeted approach to prevention of early childhood mental health problems: a population-based cluster randomised trial' Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Vic. Awarded 2007 "With [...]

  • Dr Maree Abbott

    Anxiety Disorder Research 'Assessing the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training in the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder' Macquarie University, NSW Awarded 2003 "Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects approximately 400,000 adult Australians each year." Researcher Profile [...]

  • Novel Approaches to HIV Testing for Men

    Past Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholar Dr Damian Conway has focused his research on the Sydney Rapid HIV Test Study at the Kirby Institute, NSW, which introduced rapid HIV testing at the point of care [...]

  • Raylene Hodges

    Indigenous Health Scholarship 2018 Wollongong University, NSW Masters of Indigenous Health Scholarship Awarded 2017 Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Cairns Mulgrave Deakin University, Geelong, VIC Bachelor of Social Work Wollongong University, NSW Post [...]

  • Naz Al Hafid

    Phenylketonria Research 'Evaluation of a novel treatment strategy for PKU' Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills "Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency [...]

  • Bianca Borchin

    Stem Cell Research 'Derivation of skeletal myocytes from human embryonic stem cells' Monash University, Vic. Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Bondi Junction "Muscular dystrophies (MD) are inherited diseases characterized by progressive weakness [...]

  • Dianah Rodrigues

    Spinal Cord Repair Research 'The influence of neural factors on secondary conditions such as pain and fatigue in persons living with Spinal Cord Injury' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club [...]

  • Kevin Loo

    Prostate Cancer Research 'In Body Imaging BrachyVision: Improved Brachytherapy of Prostate Cancer Treatment' University of Wollongong, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parramatta City "Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly [...]

Past 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