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 (WHA). 

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 program

  • Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship

  • Attendance at the WHA Forum

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 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 2019

Applicants Informed of Outcome Wednesday 13 February 2019

Canberra Pre-departure Briefings Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 April 2019

WHA Forum Monday 20 - Friday 24 May 2019

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


Before applying please download the Application Instruction Pack.


Applications Close Midnight, Friday 1 February 2019