Deadline for applications: midnight AEST 04 October 2020
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The Past Presidents Scholarship Award aims to support early career researchers (ECRs) who do not have the resources available to them via their institution or workplace to:
1) Develop their presentation of research skills, and/or
2) Present their research at a national or international professional conference of their choice.
The Scholarship will cover
Up to a maximum of AUD 7000, with the amount to be paid dependent on the delivery of receipts for the expenses incurred above.
Additionally, the Scholarship will provide the awardee with support from a TSANZ Past President to review their presentation and provide feedback and professional development on research presentation skills. The Past President will be determined by TSANZ.
This Scholarship is open to all members of the Society from all professional groups. To be eligible for the award, the applicant must:
Be an early career researcher - enrolled in a research higher degree or up to five years (plus career disruptions) post PhD or other research postgraduate qualification.
 Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board
Applicants must submit only an electronic application as a single PDF file via the online abstract submission portal.
In order to be considered for this award, your application must be submitted by the deadline and must include:
Track record or evidence of ECR status.
 Track record relative to opportunity and recognition of career disruption will be recognised in line with the NHMRC Policy https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/attachments/relative_to_opportunity_policy-nhmrc.pdf
Applications will be assessed by a Committee of Past Presidents according to the following criteria (based on NHMRC criteria):
Significance and Innovation
Track Record relative to opportunity
Applicants need and potential
The review and ranking process will be reviewed for endorsement by the Research Subcommittee.