Muscular Dystrophy NSW: Postgraduate Scholarship for research into neuromuscular disorders
DESCRIPTION: A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate in a relevant discipline to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The Sue Connor Scholarship (for commencement in 2014) is available to a scholar who wishes to undertake a PhD degree in the field of research into neuromuscular conditions. Proposals for research may be from any relevant discipline, as long as the proposed research has a demonstrable current or future benefit to those living with neuromuscular conditions, and aligns with MDNSW’s strategic directions.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed title of the PhD degree which he/she wishes to undertake. He/she should meet citizenship or visa requirements and reside in Australia throughout the funding period. Candidates should meet all the requirements of the Administering Institution to enrol in a PhD degree. The Administering Institution will be located in NSW.
AMOUNT AWARDED: The scholarship is valued at $39,000 per annum (tax exempt, if conditions are met) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The Application Form, Referees’ Report Form, Profile and CV Instructions and General Instructions for Applicants are available here.If you have a question which is not addressed on the website please send the question by email to: email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2013
Read the TREAT-NMD November Newsletter 2013. Click here for details.
We are thrilled to announce that Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP will be firing the starting gun at the commencement of our Big Red Ride event at Bondi Beach on Sunday 1 December.
We are thrilled to announce that we have won the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award!
MDNSW is now a National Licensed Operator for the Duke of Ed!!! Click here for details.
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Nathan Brammer will be completing the Tough Mudder Sydney challenge as part of his year-long fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy. Click here for details.
Our very own Maralyn McCann ran the 9km Bridge Run as part of Blackmore’s Running Festival with the support of our Dukie Joab Olding. They raised a total of $3960 for MDNSW!! Click here for details.
Click here to see Ch 9’s story on the the latest breakthrough from Australian researchers in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The story features an interview with our very own Patrick Nolan and his mother Roisin from the Northern Beaches.
A great iPhone app which allows you to submit information on universal access issues. Click here for details.
Mustafa’s dream has been turned into reality. The new power wheelchair with a sit-to-stand function brought Mustafa to a brighter and wider world thanks to Muscular Dystrophy NSW and other generous donors. Click here to see the video.
Daniel Michel shares his story and talks about his passion for Boccia as shown during the recent Telethon on Ch 7. Click here to see the video.
The Little Heroes Foundation is working on introducing a USB device which will reduce the regularity of retelling the patient’s medical history. Click here for details.
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Our very own dukie, Philip Hojgaard-Olsen, learnt how to sail as part of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. A huge congratulations to Philip for winning the Sailor of the Year Award!! Click here to read about Philip’s story!
A huge congratulations to our talented boys for an incredible achievement!!! 17 year old Daniel Michel was named Team Captain of the BC3 Australian Paralympic Boccia Squad, and 60 year old Dean Nottle was named Team Captain of the BC4 Squad plus National Captain of the entire Aussie Paralympic Boccia Squad! Well done!!!!
Life can get pretty busy for the family but these three gorgeous children bring joy and happiness to the family and everyone around them. Click here for the Read family story