VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC MEDICINE -
INDO PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF LAW, MEDICINE & SCIENCE
SCHOLARSHIP IN FORENSIC MEDICINE
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) in conjunction with the Indo-
Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) has introduced a
scholarship for those wishing to undertake post-graduate studies in forensic
The scholarship is intended for medical graduates from developing countries who
are, or will be practicing, in the field of forensic medicine. The goal of the
scholarship programme is to attract students who are likely to make a significant
contribution to the field of forensic medicine in their own country and who would
otherwise be unable to undertake a post-graduate programme in this field.
The scholarship will allow the successful applicant to complete the Monash
University Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine. This is a two-year
programme of part-time study in Clinical Forensic Medicine. It is offered largely
by distance education although students are required to attend the VIFM for one
week in September-October of each year for formal teaching and assessment.
The scholarship covers the cost of all tuition fees and accommodation in
Melbourne during attendance at the VIFM.
Further details of the course and an application form can be obtained from
VIFM – INPALMS SCHOLARSHIP IN FORENSIC MEDICINE
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) in conjunction with Indo-Pacific
Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) will provide one scholarship
each year for those wishing to enrol in the post-graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine
offered by Monash University.
Applicants are required to complete the application form and provide a detailed
statement of their current professional activities in forensic medicine and to indicate how
the proposed study will enhance their contribution to this field in their own country. The
application must be supported by a report from their head of department (or another
professional referee who is familiar with their contribution to the field.)
The successful applicant will receive:
The payment of all tuition fees for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine;
The payment of accommodation and living expenses during the two one-week terms
The successful applicant will be responsible for all other costs associated with the
programme; e.g. travel expenses to Australia.
1. Be medical graduates who are in training or practicing in the field of forensic
medicine in a developing country;
2. Have access to a computer and a web-browser with email and chat facilities;
3. Be proficient with the English language.
4. Be able to finance a return trip to Melbourne towards the end of each of the two
years of study.
The successful applicant will be expected to sign a contract acknowledging the
conditions of the scholarship.
Factors Affecting Selection
In evaluating applications primary emphasis will be on the applicant’s academic record
and their potential to contribute to the field of forensic medicine in the future. In addition
to this, other factors will include:
Work experience and performance;
Research activities and publications;
Support of head of department and/or referees.
Other things being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not had
substantial recent experience abroad. (The VIFM reserves the right to withhold the offer
of a scholarship if no suitable candidates are identified.)
Applications close: 8th December 2006.
Applicants notified: 5th January 2007.
Course commences: First week of March 2007.
The duration of the scholarship will be for two years of study.
Before lodging your application ensure that you:
Understand the conditions of the scholarship;
Have ensured that your application is accurate and complete.
Applications can be downloaded from the website:
Further information (or an application form) is available from the-
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
57-83 Kavanagh Street
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
Telephone: +61 3 9684 4480
Facsimile: +61 3 9684 4481