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Grants

Grants

A number of grants are available for health professionals working in rural and regional Victoria. More information about the Grants is below. Any questions please see the Grant and Scholarships FAQs or email grants@rwav.com.au

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Medical Professional Development Program

The program supports the ongoing professional development and medical education of medical practitioners in rural and regional Victoria. Furthermore, the program also aims to encourage trainee doctors to complete rural and regional placements by providing access to professional development subsidies. The MPD is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and administered by RWAV. 

Download the 2019 MPD Program Guidelines

The Grant is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and administered by RWAV. 

Rural Allied Health Support Program (CPD)

This program supports rural allied health practitioners working in public, primary and community health services in rural and regional Victoria to access educational and professional development opportunities.

Due to an unprecedented level of demand, the 2019/20 funding allocation for the program is almost exhausted. The Department of Health and Human Services has determined that the remaining funding will be used to support allied health professionals affected by the recent bushfires, specifically those working in the Local Government Areas of East Gippsland Shire, Mansfield Shire, Wellington Shire, Wangaratta Rural Shire, Towong Shire and Alpine Shire.

Applications can be made prospectively or retrospectively, and must be received between 12.00noon on Wednesday 29 January 2020 and 5.00pm on Monday 30 March 2020.

Download the 2019/20 Guidelines

The Grant is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and administered by RWAV. 

RWAV Education Support Grant - GP FELLOWSHIP EXAM PREPARATION 

Funding is available through programs that RWAV administers for General Practitioners (GPs) to access education and resources to facilitate preparation towards gaining Fellowship of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Download the RWAV Education Support Grant Guidelines 2019

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

HWSP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and/or scope of practice. The HWSP provides professional development support to health professionals in rural, regional and remote Australia. 

Download the 2019 HWSP Guidelines

The Grant is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by RWAV. 

Relocation Grant

The Relocation grant will assist communities in rural and remote Australia located in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2-7 by recruiting to vacant positions that have been registered at the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) or as identified by the Health Workforce Needs Assessment. See the guidelines for more information.

Download the 2019 Relocation Grant Guidelines

Scholarships and Grants for Students

There are a number of scholarships and grants available for undergraduate and graduate students.

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Allied Health Practitioners Grant and Scholarship Program supports rural allied health practitioners currently working in public, primary and community health services in rural Victoria to participate in education, conferences and skills development opportunities relevant to the development and provision of rural health services. The CPD for Allied Health Practitioners Grant and Scholarship Program is administered by RWAV. For more information please contact alliedworkforce@rwav.com.au

Download the 2019 Guidelines

Applications are closed for 2019/20 financial year.

The Grant is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and administered by RWAV.