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									        The Edward and Patricia Usher Student Vacation
                    Research Scholarship
                            GENERAL INFORMATION
 Applicants for Student Vacation Research Scholarship (offered by Cancer Council
Western Australia for tenure during the long summer vacation) should complete the
              application form (PART A) and return 11 copies to:

                           Research Administration Officer
                          Education and Research Division
                          Cancer Council Western Australia
                                 15 Bedbrook Place
                             SHENTON PARK WA 6008

                 Applications close 5 pm 31st August 2010

           Fax and email application will not be accepted


Student Eligibility Criteria
The following students are eligible to apply:
   1.     Students enrolled full-time in the year when the application is received.
   AND
   2.     (a) students who have completed two years of an appropriate degree
          course and are enrolled in at least the third year of the degree course in
          the disciplines relevant to cancer control or treatment when the application
          is received.
            or
          (b) students who are completing Honours when the application is received
The following students are ineligible to apply:
   1.     Post-graduate students
   2.     Students who were enrolled part-time in the year when the application is
          received
   3.     Students who have not completed two years of an appropriate degree
          course when the application is received
   4.     Students who are previous recipients of an Edward and Patricia Usher
          Student Vacation Research Scholarship
   5.     Students who are current recipients of a full-time scholarships (eg PhD
          Scholarship)
   6.     Students who are currently employed in the area (eg 3rd or 4th year
          student working as a part time research assistant)
Application Eligibility Criteria
A transcript of the student’s academic history must accompany the application. This
transcript must be complete, including all enrolment years, all units the student has
been enrolled in, enrolment status for each year (full-time/part-time), all
marks/grades, and the course weighted average mark attained.
Applications will be ruled ineligible if:
    1.       If an academic transcript is not included with the application
    2.       If an academic transcript is not complete
    3.       The application is received after the closing date
    4.       The application has not been approved by the Head of Department

Project Eligibility Criteria
    1.       The time frame for the proposed project must be clearly stated and must
             be at least four weeks and no more than ten weeks.
    2.       The research project proposed by the applicant must be relevant to a
             career in research
    3.       The research project proposed by the applicant must broadly relate to
             cancer research
    4.       The project must not rely on the outcome of a greater research
             investigation
    5.       It is essential that the applicant have appropriate supervision throughout
              the duration of the proposed project and that they make all necessary
              arrangements for acceptance and supervision with the Head of
              Department or supervisor concerned and secure their endorsement in the
              space provided on the form.
Obligations of the Scholarship Recipient
    1.       Scholarships are currently valued at $3,000 (excluding GST) and such
             allowances are subject to review from time to time. Scholarships will
             normally be payable upon receipt by the Cancer Council of both:
             a. a note from the Head of Department or Supervisor indicating the
                satisfactory completion of the scholarship
             b. a concise report by the scholar submitted within four weeks of the
                completion of the Scholarship of the work done (and no later than 30
                April). Please see guidelines for the report (Part B of this document)
    NB: Special arrangements for payment during tenure will be considered by the Cancer Council upon
    request.
    2.       Any publication arising from the work carried out must acknowledge the
             financial support of Cancer Council Western Australia. A copy of the
             publications concerned should be provided for the Cancer Council.
For additional information please contact:
Research Administration Officer, Education and Research Division,
Cancer Council Western Australia, 15 Bedbrook Place, SHENTON PARK WA 6008
Telephone: (08) 9388 4354 Fax: (08) 9388 4399


Vacation Scholarship General Information            May 2010                                Page   2
PART A




        The Edward and Patricia Usher
    Student Vacation Research Scholarship
                           APPLICATION FORM
                        (Please use block letters)

Surname name:

First name:

Semester address for
correspondence:            Postcode:

Home address:
                           Postcode:

Telephone:

Email:

University:

Enrolled degree:

Are you enrolled full      Yes / No
time

Present course year
Academic record to date    (Include with application: a transcript of the student’s
                           academic history detailing all enrolment years, all
                           units the student has been enrolled in, enrolment
                           status for each year (full-time/part-time), all
                           marks/grades, and the course weighted average mark
                           attained).

Record of any previously
held scholarships
Proposed
school/department for
scholarship:

Period: (give exact        from         to
dates)
PART A: Vacation Scholarship Application   Page 2
May 2010
                        Details of Proposed Scholarship Project

Title:




Hypothesis:




Brief description (in non-scientific terms suitable for the lay public):




Brief description (in scientific terms):




PART A: Vacation Scholarship Application                                   Page 3
May 2010
Why do you want a career in cancer research?




What are the outcomes of your project that will contribute to knowledge about cancer
causation, diagnosis or treatment?




PART A: Vacation Scholarship Application                                      Page 4
May 2010
What skills relevant to a career in cancer research do you think the project will
provide?




Signature of Applicant                             Date
     ______________


Signature of Head of School/Department or Supervisor (indicates acceptance
of the applicant, approval of the work proposed and provision of adequate
supervision and facilities for the period concerned )

                                                       Date    ___________

Head of School/Department or Supervisor details:
Name:                           Position title:

Institution:                               Telephone:

Address:                                   Postcode:




PART A: Vacation Scholarship Application                                            Page 5
May 2010
PART B Report Guidelines


Please provide a short and concise report using the following headings. Please
ensure that the report is 12 point Times New Roman font, single spaced. Page
numbers should appear on the bottom right hand corner of each page commencing
at page one for the abstract. Report should be a minimum of 4 pages and
should not exceed 10 pages (including references).

    1. Abstract
       The abstract should not exceed one page and should include a brief synopsis
       of the methods, results and conclusions.

    2. Introduction and rationale
       Please outline how your vacation research relates / supports current cancer
       control treatments or research.

    3. Methods

    4. Results

    5. Discussion

    6. Conclusion

    7. Lay description
       This section should be no longer than 100 words. This is a non-scientific
       outline of the research outcomes from your project and how they relate to the
       prevention or treatment of cancer in the future. This section must be suitable
       for the lay public to clearly understand.

    8. Reference list
       Only include those references cited in your report.

    9. Please provide a paragraph outlining how the scholarship has advanced your
       career and knowledge on cancer research.




PART B: Vacation Scholarship Report Guidelines                                 Page 1
May 2010

								
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