2018 Australian Federal Government Endeavour Grants - Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Programme (STMP)

Introduction

The Endeavour Grants Program is an Australian federal government initiative “providing support for more Australian students to study overseas as part of their Australian qualification”.

STMP grants are available to support DVM students on clinical extramural placements in the following locations and institutions/practices:

Locations

Project Partners

United Kingdom Royal Veterinary College
University of Cambridge
Private veterinary practices
Netherlands Utrecht University
Private veterinary practices
Denmark Copenhagen University
Private veterinary practices
Belgium Ghent University
Private veterinary practices
Scotland University of Glasgow
Private veterinary practices
United States of America Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Cornell University
The University of Illinois
University of California, Davis
University of Pennsylvania
Veterinary Medical Centre, The Ohio State University
Private veterinary practices
Canada University of Saskatchewan - Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Private veterinary practices
New Zealand NZ Centre for Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo
Wellington Zoo
Private veterinary practices
South Africa South African National Parks Veterinary Unit
Private veterinary practices and NGOs

Scholarship Value

Approx. $2500

Duration: one-off payment

10 grants are available in the 2018 round.

Eligibility

A student receiving a STMP Grant must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (New Zealand citizens are excluded from applying)
  • be planning to visit a location/institution/practice in the above list
  • not have previously received a STMP grant or an AsiaBound grant, including grants awarded under the previous AsiaBound program
  • not have received a University of Melbourne Global Mobility grant for the placement.

The extramural placement must:

  • be eligible for academic credit for a Clinical Weeks 5-19 extramural placement. However, students do not need to have an approved placement on EMS prior to applying for a grant. Successful applicants will receive the grant funds once their placement is approved on EMS
  • be a minimum of 2 weeks in duration
  • be completed by 1 March 2019.

Terms & Conditions

All destinations must be approved for travel by the University’s Insurance Office.

  1. The bursary will be awarded based on recommendations of the DVM Scholarship Committee.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing (no pending supplementary or special examinations). Academic records may be considered in the selection process.
  3. The bursary recipients will be required to present at Capstone Week.
  4. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received a scholarship or bursary.

More information

  • Students do not need to have an approved placement on EMS to apply. However, successful applicants will not receive the grant funds until their placement is approved on EMS.
  • Students who accept and are paid a grant and later cancel the placement must refund the grant.
  • EMS contains many approved institutions and veterinary practices located in the approved locations – students are encouraged to review these listings.
  • If you are interested in going to a veterinary practice that is not currently approved on EMS, please forward the details to Kate Gordon-Addison for a preliminary/indicative approval.
  • Please contact Kate Gordon-Addison with any other questions.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a letter addressing:

  •  the educational intent of a specific extramural experience and how this experience will enhance the student’s veterinary education
  •  the potential value to the student of the learning experience.

The letter should be no more than 500 words in length and must not be handwritten. A resume is not required.

Applicants must provide demonstration of socioeconomic/financial hardship.

  • Applicants should include a statement of no more than 200 words that details the socioeconomic/financial hardship and must provide evidence. The table below shows the types of additional documentation that can be used to support your application. Please note that the applicant's family name and address must be on the documentation.

Apply

  • Applications open: 12 January 2018
  • Applications close: 28 January 2018

Application outcomes are usually available within two months of closing date. 

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