The Mal and Karyl Nairn Global Voices Scholarship is available to students from Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs to attend the 2019 World Health Assembly. 

The program includes private meetings with policy experts, medical experts, department secretaries, ministers and journalists. The program consists of three components:

  • Canberra pre-departure briefings

  • Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship

  • Attendance at the WHA Forum (May 2019)

The scholarship place is fully funded by Mal and Karyl Nairn and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs students. Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Aged 18 to 30

  • Available to travel to Canberra and Geneva for the specified dates

  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to the program in the lead up to the assembly.

The purpose of the delegation is to provide an opportunity for students who have an interest in the policy dimension of public health. The scholarship recipient will have a good understanding of Australia's public health priorities and an interest in global development, health and science.


Applications Close Friday 1 February 2019

Application Review Period* Saturday 3 – Thursday 7 February 

Applicants Informed of Outcome Wednesday 13 February 

Canberra Pre-departure Briefings Tuesday 30 April - Thursday 2 May

* You must be available to schedule and complete a phone interview during this time.


Before applying please download the relevant instruction pack.


Applications Close Midnight Friday 1 February 2019