ACISA Stress and Trauma Scholarship
The university of Queensland Australia

ACISA Stress and Trauma Scholarship

Australia 18 May 2021


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18 May 2021
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The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students to undertake applied research in the area of stress and trauma in the community or workplace. It was established in 2008 and maintained by funds donated from the Australian Critical Incident Stress Association Inc (ACISA).


You are eligible for this scholarship if you are:

  • enrolled in the Master of Mental Health program; and
  • enrolled in the course entitled Independent Mental Health Project A in Semester 1; and
  • intend to enrol in the course entitled Independent Mental Health Project B in either the following semester or the year immediately following; and
  • undertaking an Independent Mental Health Project in the broad research area of stress and trauma in the community or workplace.

How to apply

In addition to the requirements set out in the selection criteria, your application should include:

  • A literature review relevant to your proposed research
  • Aim of the research and research questions/ hypotheses
  • Study design that describes how your study is operationalised. You can use text or flowcharts/consort diagram to illustrate the design
  • Methodology that outlines the measures to be used, or examples of questions to be asked if a survey is to be used. Include references if standardised scales are used.
  • Data analysis and explanation of how the data will be evaluated (for example, quantities, qualitative, historical data, review style project and so on). Explain the method for you chosen data analysis approach.
  • Potential impact of findings. The impact of stress and trauma is one of the areas of psychological research that has a 'black hole' in knowledge.  Discuss the potential benefits of your project and its application to practice or knowledge or service delivery/policy.
  • How your research might improve the quality of life of workers or community members.
  • Timeline for the study.

Applications should not exceed 1500 words,

Email all applications to Ensure your document is in PDF format and that the document is saved with your name and the name of the scholarship (for example: Jane Smith_ACISA Scholarship 2019.PDF).

All applications must be received by 12 midnight AEST on the closing date. You will be sent an electronic receipt once your application has been received.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed by a selection committee which will base its decsion on based on:

  • the feasibility of the proposed project; and
  • the contribution the learning is likely to make to the understanding of the impact of stress in the community or workplace; and
  • other evidence that may be considered relevant by the selection committee.

Applications must be submitted in the form of a quantitative, qualitative or literature based research proposal of not more than two A4 pages.


Faculty of Medicine

Scholarship value : $2,000

Number awarded : 1

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