SCHOLARS and professionals from a range of fields in the private and public sectors, civil society organisations, academia and health, are being urged to apply for the prestigious Greg Urwin Award.
Jointly facilitated by the Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the award provides financial support to the tune of $A25,000 ($F46,000) for recipients to take up workplace attachments for several months with either a Pacific regional or Australian organisation.
The award is in memory of the late Mr Urwin who held the post of secretary general of the PIF from 2003 to 2008 and at his family's request, special consideration would be given to applicants in the health sector who wished to pursue projects related to cancer awareness, treatment or research relevant to the Pacific situation.
A statement released by PLP said the award was strictly for Pacific Island nationals who had completed or were about to complete postgraduate qualifications.
"The recipients are chosen through a competitive process that considers academic performance, leadership qualities and areas of professional interest, in particular, those areas that would be of significant benefit to Pacific Island countries. The deadline for applications is November 30 and an application form can be downloaded from the PLP website: www.plp.org.fj," PLP said.