Scholarship Offers Professional Development Opportunities
8 July 2013 at 11:47 am
Employees looking to build leadership and management qualities in the Alcohol and Other Drugs could be eligible for a $10,000 professional development scholarship.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is calling for applicants for the Ian Webster Scholarship which will award the successful recipient with a cash prize to put towards a program of study, independently-led research or other professional development opportunities.
Last year’s recipient Michele Campbell was able to travel to the United States to learn more about Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)- a program that teaches family members non-confrontational ways of breaking another family members’ pattern of drug and alcohol use.
She also presented at a Global Addiction Conference in Pisa, Italy.
Campbell said the scholarship offered her a great opportunity to expand her knowledge of CRAFT and other family-related alcohol issues.
“The scholarship has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of evidence-based treatment options and how we may implement them in our service,” she said.
Emeritus Professor Ian Webster was FARE’s inaugural Chairman from 2001 to 2009 and continued as a board member until 2011. The scholarship honours Professor Webster’s contribution to FARE and the wider Not for Profit sector.
FARE CEO Michael Thorn said awarding the scholarship every year was the perfect way to commemorate Professor Webster’s contribution to the AOD sector.
“Professor Webster’s contribution to the AOD sector will not be forgotten and neither will the tireless work he has done to raise awareness about alcohol harms in Australia,” he said.
To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the AOD or a related sector, be currently employed in this area and have at least three years’ field experience.
Applicants must be able to show how the scholarship will promote the development of their leadership and management capacity that in turn will benefit the AOD sector.
All applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Applications close August 23 at 5pm AEST.
To apply visit FARE.