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Scholarships & Bursaries

Wicking Centre Erica Bell Honours Scholarship

The Erica Bell Honours Scholarship was established to reward excellence in health services research, to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and work of Dr Erica Bell.

Erica was working as an Associate Professor at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania at the time of her sudden passing in 2014. Over the course of her career Erica made a significant contribution to health services research. She was particularly interested in translational health research and the opportunity to bring research evidence together with practice.

An opportunity exists for graduates in any bachelor’s degree related to health, education, social science or equivalent to apply for the Erica Bell Honours Scholarship.



Available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a field related to health, education, social science or dementia; and are commencing an Honours research program in an area exploring knowledge, attitudes and behaviours toward dementia; or exploring the impact of dementia education, at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre in Semester 1, 2021.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all components of their Honours degree.




One year

Closing Date

31 January 2021


Applicants must apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential Honours students should make contact with Dr Kathleen Doherty at to find out further information, including to discuss topics and potential supervisors.

Apply online…
To commence an online application, click here.
Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (DOC, 1114kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to each of your two referees (hons and postgrad applicants only).

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