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HETI Awards in Psychiatry and Mental Health

A unique opportunity to shape your future career

Apply today for an Award in psychiatry special training or mental health research with the largest provider of healthcare education in NSW.

Overview of Awards

The Awards help to build a more capable mental health workforce and deliver better patient outcomes across NSW.

HETI offers Awards in two categories:

  • Psychiatry Special Training Award
  • Mental Health Research Award

Through the Special Training Award, recipients have opportunities to train in an area of interest where little or no training is available and develop specialised skills.

The Mental Health Research Award assist recipients to develop their research capabilities, enabling them to undertake original research to the benefit of the mental health sector.

Formerly the NSW Institute of Psychiatry Fellowships, the Awards are administered by HETI on behalf of NSW Health.

Application Dates

Applications for the 2019-2020 Award program open on 19 July 2018 and close 20 August 2018.

Awards

There are two Award categories:

  • Psychiatry Special Training Award: The Special Training Award provides psychiatry registrars with the opportunity to undertake clinical skills training, providing a valuable opportunity to enhance their skills and deliver better patient outcomes.
  • Mental Health Research Award: The Award in Mental Health Research supports mental health practitioners to develop research skills and provide dedicated time to conduct a research project. It is designed to build on or enhance the research capability of professionals working in the mental health sector.

Funding

The one-year Awards are fully funded including covering salary and on-costs to the employers of Award recipients.

Benefits to employers

Employers of Award recipients benefit from the support given to practitioners to contribute valuable original research to the mental health sector or expand their clinical skills, resulting in better patient outcomes and growing the capability of their Local Health District/Specialty Health Networks and Pillar organisations.

Eligibility

  • Psychiatry Special Training Award: To be considered for the Psychiatry Special Training Award, applicants must be NSW residents eligible to enter Stage 3 of Training in Psychiatry or must be Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).
  • Mental Health Research Award: The Award in Mental Health Research is open to mental health practitioners residing in NSW who are interested in undertaking mental health research. The Award is aimed at those practitioners who are currently enrolled or considering enrolment in a research degree program and are looking to build or enhance their research capability.

Award conditions

If you are a successful recipient of an Award you will be required to meet the Conditions of the Award. Please ensure you read the Conditions of the Award prior to submitting an application.

How do I apply?

  1. Read information sheet and eligibility criteria for Psychiatry Special Training Award or Mental Health Research Award
  2. For Mental Health Research Award applicants refer to the Research Proposal Guidelines before submitting your application.
  3. Access Psychiatry Special Training Award application form or Mental Health Research Award application form and ensure you have all the information you need to apply.
  4. Submit application before the 20 August 2018.
  5. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Further information

For further information or to apply, please contact Neridah Callaghan on 02 9840 3833.