The Lung Foundation Australia Brian Eaton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A collaborative initiative of Lung Foundation Australia, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand,  Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Eaton Family.

Deadline for applications: 30 October 2019

Application Form

Invitation

Partnership Form

Background

The Lung Foundation Australia Brian Eaton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) supports research to increase the clinical knowledge about the incidence or prevalence of the disease in Australia or disease progression.

Relevant domains of research inquiry include any form of clinical, population, laboratory or genetics research.  The researcher may apply to use the data compiled by the Australian IPF Registry on its cohort of approximately 685 patients, however this is not necessary.

Students, who are wishing to undertake a PhD and can demonstrate that their University or Research Institute is willing to partner and co-fund a PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, are invited to submit an application. This PhD Scholarship is ideally aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree.  The student must be a resident in Australia throughout the period of the research program.

Lung Foundation Australia will be allocating a set amount of funds of $15,000 per year over a three year period (total funding: $45,000) for the PhD Scholarship, with matching or greater funds to be provided by the University or Research Institute.

These funds are to be used for direct costs associated with the conduct of the research, being the student stipend. Allowance funding or indirect and/or infrastructure costs do not form part of this grant and will not be covered by Lung Foundation Australia. 

Invitation

In 2018, there is ONE (1) PhD Scholarship opportunity with a set amount of $15,000 per year over a three year period (total funding: $45,000).

Students wishing to undertake a PhD in IPF are invited to submit an application. This PhD Scholarship is ideally aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree.

Students who wish to make an application for the Lung Foundation Australia Brian Eaton Memorial PhD Scholarship in IPF should discuss this funding opportunity with your research supervisor. Then arrange for you and your research supervisor to meet with Head of Research or equivalent position in your University or department.

Students must demonstrate that their University / Research Institute is willing to partner and co-fund the PhD Scholarship and is able to guarantee the funding availability upon commencement of the PhD Scholarship. University/ Research Institute support must be demonstrated by the completion of the “Partnership with Lung Foundation Australia” form by an authorised officer of the University or Research Institute.

Timeline

Call for Expression of Interest released - 31st March 2019
Deadline for receipt of Application - 30th October 2019
Review Period / Correspondence - November 2019
Notification of Successful Student - 20th December 2019
Official Recognition – 27 - 31 March 2020

Eligibility

  • A current member of Lung Foundation Australia, and 
  • A current member of the TSANZ[1] 

[1] Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board

Conditions

  1. The recipient is required to submit a Progress Report at the end of the first and second years of the PhD Scholarship and a Final report to the Lung Foundation within 3 months of the end of the PhD Scholarship term, in accordance with the award guidelines. All reports are to include a plain-english Layman’s Summary.
  2. The PhD Scholarship will be awarded towards the end of 2019, with an official recognition of the award recipient to be made at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ in 2020. The recipient has must take up this award within 12 months of being awarded.
  3. The recipient is required to submit the results of the research for possible presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ within 12 months of completion.
  4. Any publication(s) arising from this research should acknowledge the Lung Foundation Australia Brian Eaton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2019 as a source of support.
  5. In the event of there being no suitable applicants, the PhD Scholarship may not be awarded.

Applications 

The Research Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and two members of the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (the Committee) will assess all applications.  Applications will be assessed using the following scoring system:

 

Criterion

Weight

University – Letter of Support/”Partnership with Lung Foundation Australia” form

Required

Research Supervisor and research environment – including funding

30%

Importance and Quality of Research Questions

30%

Academic Track Record of Student & Supervisor/s

30%

New Student / PhD Student

10%

Total

100%

 
 

Lung Foundation Australia Contact details                  

Kelcie Herrmann

General Manager Clinical Programs, Research & Innovation

Lung Foundation Australia

Email: kelcieh@lungfoundation.com.au

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Application & Supporting Documents


Declaration

I have not been a full, or part-time employee of, or paid consultant to, nor do I have any real or perceived, direct or indirect links to the tobacco industry in the past five years.
All information provided in this form and attached documents is true and correct.

 

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