LIME Indigenous Medical Student and Community Member Bursaries 2015

Since 2009, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical students and community members have been supported to participate in LIME Connection conferences via funded bursaries.

Bursary were awarded to those who are:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent
  • a current student enrolled in medical studies at an Australian or Aotearoa/New Zealand University (Students only);
  • a student member or agree to register as a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) or Te ORA (Students only)
  • actively involved in working with a Medical School (community members only).

Bursaries were be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and were based on specific selection criteria.

Bursaries 2015 group photo

The bursary covers the costs of airfares, accommodation, meals, conference registration and networking events.


“Without this financial assistance I would not have had the opportunity to connect with other students, delegates and found myself once again inspired and motivated to complete my degree.”

“The LIME Connection exceeded my expectations. It was life changing, being in a place surrounded by like-minded people.”

“I think the bursary is a very important part of what makes the conference so special. It was great to see so many more students at this LIME.”

“I think one of the most reassuring things I learnt is that there are other students facing the same difficulties I am going through at university.”

“LIME conference is a time where I can be re-motivated to study and re-focus on my passions within the health care profession. I find that these two simple things give me stamina to continue to charge on in my medical degree especially when I feel overwhelmed with my studies.”


The Bursaries are funded by generous contributions from Medical Schools across Australia and New Zealand, including:

Australian National University James Cook University University of Newcastle University of Sydney
Bond University Monash University University of New South Wales University Tasmania
Deakin University University of Adelaide University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) University of Western Australia
Flinders University University of Auckland University of Notre Dame (Sydney) University Western Sydney
Griffith University University of Melbourne University of Otago University Wollongong