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Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand (CIPFNZ)

Summer Research Scholarships: Value $5,000

CIPFNZ was formerly known as Child Accident Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - CAPFNZ.
 
CIPFNZ awards a number of student scholarships for the summer break. 

Projects must relate in some way to child injury prevention (intentional or unintentional) and preference will be given to those of immediate practical benefit to the community.
 
The scholarships are open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme.
 
The scope for projects is extremely wide, and includes possibilities such as:

Unintentional Injury (child accidents)

  • the design of a practical counter-measure to a recognised hazard
  • field testing of a specific hypothesis
  • preparation of educational material for use by children
  • literature reviews
  • critical analysis of existing prevention strategies (including legislative provisions)
  • critical reviews of childhood unintentional injury campaigns
  • critical analysis of media reporting of childhood unintentional injuries
  • analysis of the role of the environment in childhood unintentional injuries

Intentional Injuries (child abuse)

  • literature reviews
  • critical analysis of existing prevention strategies
  • critical analysis of current relevant legislation
  • critical analysis of media coverage of child abuse cases
  • analysis of causal factors
  • field testing of a specific hypothesis
  • preparation of educational material.

How to apply

Applications must be received by the closing date on the form below: 

Send your application to:

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 October 2016

Applicants can expect to be informed of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 2 November 2016.

Further information, guidelines and application forms can also be obtained from Dr Geddis at the email above.

Safekids Aotearoa Information Service may be able to assist students with their unintentional child injury prevention-related research.
 
This page was last updated 25 July 2016.