Medical Venture Fund Award

The objective of this award is to provide support for students who wish to enthusiastically seek activities that foster self-development, and who demonstrate a curious and adventurous spirit.

The awards are intended to fund activities outside of a student's set curriculum. A student could receive funding for an activity involving any of the arts, music, a community project, or participation in a workshop.

There are a wide array of activities a student could choose to undertake.

The following is a small sample of eligible activities:

  • A course to study an Indigenous language
  • Swimming program for migrants
  • Fees to undertake interpreter registration examination
  • Life-drawing classes for group of students
  • Piano lessons
  • Registration fees for dragon boat competition
  • Organising a team building activity

While there are many activities from which students could choose, there are some that will not be permitted.

These include compulsory First Aid courses, academic program expenses, textbooks, laptops, costs associated with attending conferences/conventions and living expenses not related to a specific project or activity. In determining the suitability of the proposed activity, the final decision will rest with the selection committee.

Eligibility

Each year the ANU Medical School may offer up to four awards, funded from a pool of $2,000, to a medical student who:

  • is a domestic or international student.
  • in 2019, is enrolled in 2nd year of the Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda (MChD) program at the ANU Medical School, College of Health and Medicine.
  • has proposed an eligible activity.
  • is not a previous recipient of this grant (either as an individual or as part of a group).

Application and Selection

The application form must be submitted by email to medicalschool@anu.edu.au with subject line: Medical Venture Fund Application Form, your Name, your Surname.

The application should outline the following:

  1. The proposed activity
  2. The proposed costs of the activity
  3. Maximum of 2 pages describing how this activity will benefit you personally, improve your wellbeing and make you a better member of the community. If the application is for a group, please demonstrate how the proposed activity will benefit the group as a whole.

Selection is made on the basis of the student’s application form, and will not be based on academic merit. Factors such as the student’s demonstration of how the activity will be beneficial to the individual or group will be considered.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 31 March 2019, 00:00

Completion Report 

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of the activity within 1 month of the date of completion by submitting the following to by email to medicalschool@anu.edu.au with subject line: Medical Venture Fund Completion Report

  1. A completion report of up to 500 words, summarising your experience and learnings (photos and videos are welcome).
  2. Tax receipts evidencing participation in the activity.

The proposed activity should be finalised, and the completion reports submitted before graduation.