A collaborative initiative of Lung Foundation Australia, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Greenwood Family.
Deadline for applications: 3rd August 2018 5pm AEST
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Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) is a national charity that aims to reduce the impact of lung disease in Australia through Awareness, Support, Advocacy, Education and Research.
The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) is the national peak body that represents all professional groups with an interest in improving knowledge and understanding of lung disease across Australia and New Zealand
Greenwood Family – The Greenwood family, in loving memory of their mother Eleanor, have generously provided the financial support for this award. The Greenwood family has first-hand experience of the devastating impact ILD has on families. The Greenwood family would like to dedicate this award in honour of Eleanor, in an effort to increase understanding of this disease and achieve better outcomes for those affected.
In 2018, there is ONE (1) Grant in Aid opportunity valued at $10,000 to support ILD related research.
The ILD Grant in Aid Award is open to any individual health care professional or scientist, who will undertake and publish a specific focused research project on Interstitial Lung Disease. The research can relate to any aspect of ILD including the molecular basis of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, improved management and care and the evaluation of palliative strategies in the advance disease setting.
Note that these funds are to be used to support proof of concept or pilot research. In most cases, this grant in aid is not meant to provide sole support for the research activities, but instead act as seed money for developing projects (data collection) to the point of attracting additional external funding; or as a top up grant–in-aid to assist with undertaking a currently funded research project (for example: statistical review of a newly completed project, biostatistics, transcription, technical staff support, equipment/consumables)
Applications will undergo peer-review with the support of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), with priority given to those proposals likely to attract additional funding from other grant sources in the future. If during the peer-review process the reviewing committee determine there are no applications of suitable merit, the Lung Foundation has a right to decline to award the grant.
Information should also be provided on other sources of project funding and how the grant would be used if the application were to be successful. Preference will be given to small projects (ie Pilot studies; data collection processes) which could be completed in a 12 month time frame.
 Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board
Applications will be assessed by an independent review committee. The judging criteria for the submitted applications will be:
Originality of idea and impact of study
Feasibility of Project
Appropriateness of Methods
Referee’s report – principle project supervisor
Grant in Aid – Application Timelines
1st July 2018
Applications Close: email applications to be submitted via TSANZ portal by 5pm, Friday 3rd August 2018 (AEST).
Review period for applications and correspondence with applicants if required
Notification of Successful Applicant
Official recognition of award recipient – TSANZ Conference
General Manager for Research
Lung Foundation Australia
Phone 07 3251 3600 | Fax 07 3368 3564