In times of crisis we need strong leadership and innovation more than ever. Here at the John Monash Foundation, we are all about fostering opportunities to develop and support Australia’s leaders as they work toward vital impact for the future of the country. Education, collaboration and research are essential to helping Australia to work through the transformations we are currently undergoing economically, socially and culturally. Although there is a lot of uncertainty in life right now, working towards this mission remains our core and consistent focus.
With this in mind, our applications for study commencing in 2021 will still be opening on May 1st!
Our intention is to run the selection process as per our normal schedule, which will be published on our website shortly. We will keep on top of all official government and public health recommendations in how the process is planned for and managed over the coming months. The Foundation team is continuing to work remotely and plan for how we can make sure selection runs as smoothly as possible. As selection progresses from the online applications to the panel interviews later this year, we will continue to update all applicants on how we will be hosting our interviews and any other potential changes we might need to account for in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Keep an eye out for upcoming details on our 2021 application webinar series, where we will continue to update everyone on the process this year and answer your queries about applying for the Scholarship to commence a Masters or PhD abroad in 2021.
2013 Pratt Foundation John Monash Scholar Alexandra Phelan named top expert to follow on twitter
Public health lawyer and pandemic expert Alexandra Phelan has been actively sharing insights on COVID-19 on twitter, becoming one of the most trusted sources in the digital age of misinformation. Alexandra has been named as one of the top health experts on twitter in a list compiled by leading health and science journalist Melody Schreiber. Read the list in the below link and others to be following on twitter.
Research on COVID-19 spread during changing seasons led by 2011 John Monash Scholar Melanie Bannister-Tyrell
Senior Epidemiology Consultant Dr Melanie Bannister-Tyrell is the lead researcher in a study on how temperatures are affecting COVID-19 spread in different regions around the world. This preliminary research helps provide further understanding on disease spread during seasons and changing temperatures. Read the article in New Scientist along with the latest research in this area.