News In Brief
First media scholarship to Adelaide student
South Australian-based publishing company Solstice Media has established the state's first media scholarship with the University of Adelaide.
The Solstice Media Scholarship for Publishing was created this year and awarded to first-year Media Studies student William McRostie through open competition.
Solstice Media is a local media company, publishing digital and print media including The Independent Weekly newspaper and InDaily digital news.
The $7500 scholarship was created to benefit students who are undertaking the Bachelor of Media program at the University of Adelaide.
Paul Hamra, publisher of The Independent Weekly and InDaily, said the decision to support the scholarship was easy because it goes to the heart of what his company is doing in South Australia - helping to build the local media industry.
"Also, universities are now recognising that new skill sets are required in the media and our company supports any move to improve education in our sector," he said.
Associate Professor Mary Griffiths, Head of Media at the University of Adelaide, said: "Students appreciate the University's connections with the sector. It's a privilege for us to partner with such an innovative publishing company."
2010 Young Investigator Award
The call for applications for the 2010 Young Investigator Award (YIA) is now open.
Now in its 11th year, this Award recognises excellence in South Australia's young researchers in women's and children's health.
The winner receives a $10,000 prize and the two runners-up receive $3000.
If you are currently undertaking a higher research degree, or have recently completed one within three years, you are eligible to apply if your research is related to women's and children's health.
For more information, including the eligibility criteria and application information, go to the YIA website: www.cywhs.sa.gov.au/yia
Further queries can be directed to Dr Andrea Averis, Chairperson of the YIA Committee: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is Monday 12 July.