Isaac Schweitzer Travelling Fellowship

Study level
Graduate Research, Other
Category
Travel
Enrolment status
Other
Study Area
Psychiatry
Origin
Appeal
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR 7.320

About

In 2013, the University launched an appeal supported by Healthscope's The Melbourne Clinic, to establish a fund in memory of Professor Isaac Schweitzer, who passed away in 2013. Prof. Schweitzer was an outstanding clinician, researcher, and teacher, who made an incredible contribution to the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry and, from 2000, to The Melbourne Clinic as the inaugural Healthscope Chair. His passion for travelling and working overseas, and international collaboration, enabled new and innovative approaches for the treatment of mental-health problems.

The establishment of the Isaac Schweitzer Travelling Fellowship created a lasting legacy, by offering an early-career researcher or psychiatrist the opportunity to broaden their experience and knowledge overseas. Recipients of this fellowship will build upon Prof. Schweitzer’s innate curiosity, open-mindedness, and interest in new ideas, through their research and interactions with patients for a long time to come.

This award is to support an early-career researcher or psychiatrist, working in the field of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne, providing the opportunity to travel overseas to undergo training or professional development to further their career in the field of psychiatry.

Benefits

In 2022, a $5,000 award will be available.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

Eligibility

The award is open to an early-career researcher or psychiatrist, working in the field of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, to travel overseas to undergo training or professional development to further their career in the field of psychiatry.

Selection

Selection will be based on an applicant's:

  • Capacity to communicate complex ideas and theory, undertake research, and deliver mental-health services at a level equal to that required to gain entry into a postgraduate academic program at The University of Melbourne
  • Keen interest in broadening clinical and research experience and knowledge in psychiatry at an external university, hospital, research, or teaching institution overseas
  • Potential to make a significant contribution to psychiatric research and approaches upon their return to Australia.

The selection of applications for the award is undertaken by an assessment committee.

Application

Please complete the application form (available at the link below), along with two letters of support from senior members of the Department of Psychiatry, and email to psychiatry-admin@unimelb.edu.au by the closing date: 5pm, Friday 11  March 2022.

Application Form Link (Word)

Outcome

Applicants will be advised by email of the outcome of the award process.

Enquiries

Please email the Department of Psychiatry Department Coordinator: psychiatry-admin@unimelb.edu.au.

More information

  • Travel must be undertaken in the year that the fellowship is awarded.
  • The fellowship recipient will be required to make a presentation and submit a written report on the outcomes of their fellowship.

Recipient

Previous Recipients:

2021 Not awarded
2020 Dr Sarah Farrand
2018 Dr Myles Gutkin
2017 Not awarded
2016 Dr Samantha Loi
2015 Dr Samuel Lieblich

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Medical School

Department / Centre

Psychiatry