To encourage new collaborative research between CREATE Fellows
Deadline for applications: midnight 14 February 2021
The Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (CRE-PF) aims to reduce the growing burden of pulmonary diseases in Australia.
The CRE-PF recognises the importance of providing research students and early career researchers with the necessary training and skills to develop as future leaders of pulmonary fibrosis health research. Our vision is to CREATE (CRE Advanced Training Environment) is to the next generation of outstanding investigators capable of developing and translating knowledge from bench-to-bedside, with a focus on the prevention of end-stage fibrotic lung disease and new treatments to improve the health of Australians affected by pulmonary fibrosis.
The goals of CREATE are to:
In 2021, there is a CREATE Grant-in-Aid opportunity for the award of one or more grants valued at a total of $7,000 to assist new collaborative investigator led Pulmonary Fibrosis research within the group of CREATE Fellows. The objective of the CREATE Grant-in-Aid is to encourage new research which meets the aims of the CRE-PF and builds collaborations between CREATE Fellows drawn together through the CRE-PF.
The CREATE Grant-in-Aid Award is open to those who have been accepted as CREATE Fellows. Fellows may apply for the CREATE Grant-in-Aid as part of a team of two or more investigators. Applications may be for a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $7,000.
Note that these funds can be used to support any research into pulmonary fibrosis which meets the aims of the CRE-PF. In most cases, the CREATE Grant-in-Aid is not intended to provide sole support for the research activities. Instead it is designed to act as seed money to obtain pilot data to support attracting additional external funding; and/or as a travel grant assist with establishing a research project. For example, the Grant-in-Aid funding may be used to support:
Applications will undergo peer-review with the support of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). If during the peer-review process the reviewing committee determine there are no applications of suitable merit, the CREATE Program Advisory Committee has a right to decline to award the grant.
The CREATE Grant-in-Aid will be offered to group of individuals meeting the following eligibility criterion:
Applications will be assessed by an independent review committee. The judging criteria for the submitted applications are as follows:
Originality of idea and impact of study
Potential strength and impact of collaboration
Feasibility of Project, including appropriateness of methods and budget
Grant in Aid – Application Timelines
21st December 2020
14th February 2021
Applications Close: applications to be submitted via TSANZ portal by end of Sunday 14th February.
Review period for applications and correspondence with applicants if required
30th April 2021
Notification of successful applicant
1-2 May 2021
Official recognition of award recipient – TSANZSRS 2021
CREATE Training Coordinator
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