As part of the 2012 ARCS Australia Ltd AGM, held on 20 November, Dr Joseph Badolato, Professional Development Manager with ARCS Australia, was very pleased to announce the winner of the $10,000 scholarship, the Osmond-Russell Scholarship (Professional Development Grant).
The aim of the Osmond-Russell Scholarship is to encourage ARCS members to improve their skills by pursuing study in areas that may be of interest to the ARCS membership, or attending international conferences on topics relevant to the membership. The recipient of the Osmond-Russell Scholarship for 2012 was Sophie Gibb from Write Source Medical who will attend 2012 European Medical Writers Association conference and workshops.
WHY NOT THINK ABOUT APPLYING FOR THE ARCS OSMOND RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP OR THE ARCS ORIGINAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP?
Each year ARCS offers two scholarships to Full Members of the Association. The scholarships are designed to enable Members to undertake a project relevant to their work and to other ARCS members – this may be a professional development project or an original research project. Each scholarship is awarded up to the value of $10,000. So, if you would like the opportunity to undertake a research project, expand your own knowledge, raise your profile within ARCS and help to increase the knowledge of other ARCS members – please apply!
HISTORY OF THE OSMOND RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP
Andrea Osmond Russell was a very active member of ARCS who volunteered her time to be part of the first Education Subcommittee of ARCS, co-Editor of the newsletter and organiser of many other ARCS gatherings. Tragically Andrea’s life was cut short in a car accident. In her memory, the ARCS Board and members voted, overwhelmingly, to establish a Scholarship in recognition of her very positive contribution to ARCS during the early years.
WHICH ONE SHOULD I APPLY FOR?
Osmond-Russell Scholarship (Professional Development Grant)
The aim of the Osmond-Russell Scholarship (Professional Development Grant) is to encourage ARCS members to improve their skills by pursuing study in areas that may be of interest to the ARCS membership, or attending international conferences on topics relevant to the membership.
ARCS Original Research Scholarship
The aim of the ARCS Original Research Scholarship is to support ARCS members undertaking original research projects which contribute to our understanding of the therapeutics development process and are therefore relevant to the ARCS membership.
All ARCS Full Members are eligible to apply for the Scholarships. The challenge is to develop a proposal which will be of individual benefit to you and will also contribute to other ARCS members in some way. The winners for 2013 will be announced at the ARCS Annual General Meeting.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES IF I AM SUCCESSFUL?
The successful applicant should undertake to complete the activity as included in their application. The successful applicant should also be prepared to share their knowledge with the ARCS membership, by way of a presentation to the Membership and an article on the educational activity undertaken, which may be printed in the ARCS Newsletter. It will be left up to applicants to identify other ways they could share their knowledge. The successful applicant will join the selection panel to judge the following years' applications.
WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPLICATION FORM?
For full details and an application form please click the name of the scholarship (above) you want to apply for. For further information contact Joseph Badolato (ARCS Business Office) at email@example.com or on 02 8905 0829.