In addition to the three scholarships announced in partnership with the Indigenous Land Corporation, Bond University has received notice of several significant scholarships and grants that will further strengthen the growing research portfolio of the University.
Queensland Treasurer the Hon. Andrew Fraser MP (pictured) recently visited campus to announce the Smart Futures PhD recipients for 2010. Bond received an impressive four out of the total 17 scholarships awarded to Queensland universities, representing a 100% success rate, with each application submitted being successful.
PhD students Elizabeth Scott, Christian Moro, Michael Kakanis and Brookes Folmli have all received the prestigious scholarships, each worth $24,000 over three years, to aid their research into health and social issues that impact society as a whole.
The Queensland Government’s Smart Futures Fund will also finance two additional Fellowships at Bond University, with Dr Scott Wearing and Dr Clarence Tan both successful in their applications.
Dr Wearing from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow will join the Health Sciences and Medicine Faculty under a $150,000, three-year fellowship to undertake research in sports medicine, rehabilitation and injury management.
Dr Tan from the Faculty of Business Technology and Sustainable Development will receive $25,000 over 12 months as part of his Entrepreneur-in-Residence fellowship.
Finally, in exciting news for the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Professor Paul Glaziou from Oxford University will join the team in June under an Australian Federation Grant of $4 million over five years. In addition, the National Health and Medical Research Council has recently advised an additional joint University of Sydney and Bond University grant of $8.9 million, with Professor Glasziou as Joint Chief Investigator. The Bond component is estimated to be approximately $1.7 million over 5 years.