Expression of Interest


Safer Families International Visiting Scholarly Program

Safer Families Centre Program scholars can apply for an individual scholarship to support travel costs for a short-term secondment overseas with a leading international researcher to undertake study that relates to the work of the Safer Families Centre.

Program scholars can apply for a scholarship by completing the following Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submitting it to the International Scholarly Committee by 1st April 2019.

Submit your details

Your name *
Your name
What is the current focus of your research? Please tick no more than two areas of focus:
Select an Investigator and Country
Write your answer in 30 words or less.
List 3 goals you would like to achieve during your international study visit.
Preferred dates *
Preferred dates
Mark your preferred time of year to undertake the secondment overseas (actual dates will negotiated and agreed upon success of your application)

Next steps

  1. Your EOI form will be submitted to and reviewed by the International Scholarly Committee.

  2. The committee will approve eligible scholars and match them to available supervisors, before forwarding proposed allocations to the Centre Manager and Directors for approval.

  3. Once approved by the Directors, each proposed allocation is communicated to and discussed with supervisor and scholar individually before confirmation made.

  4. A teleconference is then set up for the supervisor and scholar to discuss and clarify arrangements and expectations.

  5. Each approved scholar must develop a Visiting Scholarly Program Plan which must identify how Expected Outcomes will be met.

  6. Scholars not approved are notified and given priority for acceptance the following year.

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Frequently asked Questions

When will scholarships be available?

Safer Families will offer a limited number of scholarships each year for 3 years (2019 to 2021) to approved program scholars.

How much funding is attached to each scholarship?

$5,000 designed to cover travel costs

How long does the secondment go for?

Scholarships are designed to support a short-term secondment of 2-4 weeks. Additional time spent overseas is at the expense of the scholar, and the supervisor is not obliged to spend any more than the agreed time hosting the scholar.

In which countries are the secondments available?

Opportunities to apply will be available to program scholars who are based in Australia to travel to and be supervised by a Centre Investigator based in either the UK, Canada, Switzerland (WHO) or New Zealand.

Are there other types of study scholarships available?

Scholarships to support study visits with the following type of supervisors is also under consideration, subject to funding:

  • Interstate

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

  • Opportunities for international scholars to visit researchers based in Australia