Apply for a student grant to attend professional development events.

We offer a limited number of sponsorships for medical, nursing and allied health students to attend conferences and professional development.

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Are you a medical student or junior doctor? 

Rural Health West is offering 12 complimentary sponsorships to its 2019 annual conference on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March. The conference brings together influential and topical speaker to discuss the interplay between the environment, our communities and our health.

How to apply

Download and complete the complimentary conference registration form and send a response to the following. 

In 200 words or less, please outline three conference sessions you would most like to attend and why. 
For conference information or to download the Preliminary Program, visit

Please note complimentary registration excludes the WA Country Doctors' Awards 2019 and Gala Dinner, and the Rural Pathways for Doctors in Training and Students workshop. 


Applications for complimentary registration close Wednesday 20 February 2019 and are to be returned to the Future Workforce Project Offcier by:

Post: Rural Health West, PO Box 433, Nedlands WA 6909
Fax: 08 6389 4501

The successful applicants will be notified by Monday 25 February 2019. 


Subsidised student registration

Rural Health West is also offering subsidised registrations to all SPINRPHEX members who wish to attend this conference.
The subsidised registration fee is $250 per person. This fee does not include the following:

  • WA Country Doctors' Awards 2019 and Gala Dinner
  • Rural Pathways for Doctors in Training and Students workshop
  • Travel and accommodation

Student who wish to attend on a subsidised registration are not required to answer the complimentary registration question but will need to complete the conference registration form

Conference Sponsorship for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health students

Rural Health West is offering Medical, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health students currently studying at a Western Australian University the opportunity to apply to attend a conference or educational workshop relevant to their study and health profession. 

Application requirements 

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To apply for sponsorship students must read the conference sponsorship application guidelines, download and complete the conference sponsorship application form and return it to the Future Workforce Project Officer. 

Please note funding available is limited. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applications will be reviewed within 14 working days of receipt, and you will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application. Successful applicants will be notified within a week of submitting their application. 

For any queries please contact the Future Workforce Project Officer.

About the sponsorships

Sponsorships are valued to a maximum of $1,500 per applicant and can be used to contribute to the course or conference attendance/registration fee, associated travel and accommodation. 

Sponsorships may be used for a conference or educational workshop undertaken between 01 January 2019 and 30 June 2019. 

Eligibility requirements. 

Students must be:

  • Currently enrolled to study at one of the following Universities - Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Notre Dame Fremantle, or the University of Western Australia. 
  • Currently studying in a full time or part time capacity. 
  • Studying one of the disciplines listed below. 

Please note that the Rural Health West Annual Conference 2019 is ineligible for sponsorship. 

Eligible university courses

  • Audiology
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Science/Health Promotion
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sonography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Radiography

External links to scholarships for health students and health professionals

Nursing and Midwifery scholarships
Allied Health scholarships
Pharmacy scholarships

These scholarships are available to students currently studying Pharmacy.

Health Promotion scholarships

These scholarships are available to students studying health promotion.