HOT NORTH Newsletter – March 2020

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2020 and the tenth edition since our inception in 2017. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest award winners and scholarship recipients who are joining us for the first time.

Entering our fourth and final year we continue to carry the momentum of the past three years forward with a range of workshops being held across the north and the final Annual Scientific Symposium being held in Darwin later this year. With a workshop planned in Broome again this year and more workshops planned on Thursday Island, we look forward to supporting workshops that address local health concerns.

Congratulations and welcome to our three new scholarship recipients and to those working on the two newly funded translation projects. To date we have funded 13 honours scholarships and 17 translation projects totaling more than $600,000. These are important activities that support new researchers and facilitate knowledge transfer to all health professionals across the north of Australia.

A final note that applications for the Indigenous Development and Training Awards are closing in two days time (12 March 2020). These will be the last projects awarded under the HOT NORTH program so we encourage anyone considering applying to submit your application by the due date.

If you or someone you know is keen in joining the HOT NORTH initiative or attending one of our workshops, please feel free to get in touch with us at

– Professor Bart Currie