The Road Home Invictus Pathways Scholarship

The Repat Foundation – The Road Home in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation is proud to be funding The Road Home Invictus Pathways Scholarship through The University of South Australia. Applications for this scholarship are now open, and will close on 31 August 2017.

The Invictus games were developed to harness the power of sport to help wounded, injured and sick service personnel physically, psychologically and socially by inspiring recovery, supporting rehabilitation, and generating a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

This project will explore the effect of participation in the Invictus Games© program for these personnel and aims to:

  1. Understand the health issues facing returned service personnel and their rehabilitation needs;
  2. Understand the experiences of the participants and their perceptions of the effect of involvement in the Games; and
  3. Conduct a prospective study to evaluate the impact of training for, and participating in, the Games on the psychological, social and physical health and rehabilitation from the service personnel and his/her support network’s perspective.

VALUE

This scholarship is proudly funded by The Repat Foundation – The Road Home in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation.

The scholarship provides an annual stipend of $30,000 over 3.5 years with additional funding to support data collection, travel to the Games and conference attendance.

As part of this scholarship, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to travel to the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, and
at least one international games.

ELIGIBILITY

The scholarship is open to domestic students (Australian and NZ citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia).

The successful candidate will have a background in health sciences or psychology, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an interest in qualitative research methods, and be prepared to travel interstate.

For further details on how to apply contact Deborah Williams: deborah.williams@unisa.edu.au or (08) 8302 2887.

Please download INVICTUS PATHWAYS SCHOLARSHIP Flyer.