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Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Board invites eligible individuals or individuals nominated by Tier 2 WSLHD management to apply for support under the WSLHD Board Bursary Program. Funding for this opportunity will be distributed annually. The program will provide a one off payment (to be determined) per candidate for support of their personal education for clinical or research training.
Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Executive using the WSLHD Bursary Application Guidelines and Form and include any supporting evidence.
Applications should be submitted via email to WSLHD-OfficeoftheCE@health.nsw.gov.au by 5:00pm 17 August 2018.
Grants are available to individuals who work within Western Sydney Local health District. Candidates who are part time WSLHD staff are eligible to apply.
NB: Candidates will be required to be employed in WSLHD for the duration of the funding.
Funding will be provided to candidates who demonstrate their goals align with the strategic priorities of WSLHD.
All applications must be endorsed by the Head of Department and the submitted proposal must be overseen by the Head of Department.
The purpose of the WSLHD Bursary Program is to develop the capability and skill of candidates within WSLHD to improve the health system, patient outcomes and/or population health and wellbeing in Western Sydney. The program will support individuals whose goals align with the WSLHD Strategic Priorities.
The WSLHD Bursary program will provide a one off payment to successful candidates once to fund their project.
Candidates who have already received funding under this bursary scheme will not be eligible to reapply.
Applications must meet all eligibility criteria
The Candidate must be a current employee of WSLHD.
The Candidate must be supported by Tier 2 WSLHD management. The WSLHD Board panel will review the applications. The order of receipt will be determined at the discretion of the WSLHD Board.
The Candidate must nominate strategic priority area or justify another high demand skill, to develop through their project.
The candidate must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia. Candidates who are neither Australian citizens nor permanent residents will not be deemed eligible.
All applications for funding that meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed against the following selection criteria*
* The Board Panel, at its discretion, will determine the weightings for the selection criteria each year prior to assessing applications.
Following the closing date for applications, a sub-committee of the WSLHD Board will make an appraisal as to whether or not each application has satisfied all of the eligibility criteria.
The Panel will be chaired by WSLHD Board Chair or proxy and may include invited members with expertise in the key skill priority areas. The Panel may consist of a mixture of Board members and Ex-Officio in assessing WSLHD Bursary applications.
Based on the reviewers’ assessment a recommendation will be made to the WSLHD Board for approval.
The successful candidates’ applications will be approved by the WSLHD Board before the bursary is granted. Once the letter of approval and application has been received, a one off payment will be sent to the candidate’s nominated account by EFT [or funds can be split and credited over a period of time].
Successful candidates will be required to submit a six monthly progress report to the WSLHD Board, including evidence of expenditure and how the candidate is tracking against their goal as contained on section 5 of their application.
WLSHD Finance will provide monthly financial reporting to WSLHD Board via the Finance Performance and Assets Committee.
The WSLHD Bursary program 2018-2019 will be evaluated against its intended purpose and objectives. This evaluation will be done in collaboration with WSLHD and the candidates. This may include face-to-face meetings. Feedback received will be used to inform the future directions of WSLHD Bursary program.