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Indigenous science scholarship on offer

Australian Science Innovations has partnered with Charles Darwin University (CDU) to offer a scholarship for an Indigenous science student to attend the 2015 Asian Science Camp in Thailand.

Open to an Indigenous science students in year 12 or first year university, the CDU Asian Science Camp Indigenous scholarship will be awarded to the student who best communicates how they will benefit from the experience, and how they will share that experience with their community when they return.

The scholarship winner will travel as part of the Australian delegation to attend the 2015 camp in Thailand from 2 to 8 August.

During the six-day program students will meet, listen and learn from some of the world’s greatest scientific minds, including Nobel Laureates and celebrated researchers.

In addition to the world-class science on offer, students will also enjoy cultural excursions and opportunities to work collaboratively and develop friendships with like-minded peers from across Asia, Oceania and the Pacific.

The scholarship will cover the travelling costs associated with attending the Asian Science Camp plus any accommodation and meal expenses incurred whilst in transit to and from the camp. All accommodation and meal costs associated with attending the camp will be covered by the hosts convening the Asian Science Camp.

Applications must be submitted online before 19 April 2015.

CDU aims to be recognised nationally as a leader in Indigenous tertiary education and in the learning, teaching and understanding of Indigenous knowledges. Through its programs and pathways the University aims to significantly contribute to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.