Dr. Jessica Miller received a 2012 Research Fellowship to conduct research with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Victoria. She will examine the potential effects of maternal infections during pregnancy on the developing fetus. In 2008, an estimated 175,300 children were diagnosed with childhood cancer worldwide. "I am committed to improving health on a global level and in reducing the number of preventable diseases, especially in vulnerable populations," she said.
In addition to becoming a part of a global network of professionals and academics, Endeavour Award Holders receive a monthly stipend, travel and establishment allowance, travel and health insurance, tuition fees and ongoing support from a dedicated case manager.
Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for Awards valued up to $228,500. Applications open annually April 1st and close June 30th. Visit www.australiaawards.gov.au for more information about the application process and to read stories from past Endeavour Award Holders.