CREATE Hope Research Fund PhD Scholarships in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF)

An initiative of the Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis, supported by Lung Foundation Australia’s Hope Research Fund

Deadline for applications: midnight 31 October 2020

Application Form


The CREATE PhD Scholarships in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) will support research into pulmonary fibrosis in Australia

Relevant domains of research inquiry include any form of clinical, population, laboratory, genetic or tissue-based research. 

Students who are wishing to undertake a PhD or are currently enrolled in a PhD in Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, are invited to submit an application. The student must be a resident in Australia throughout the period of the research program.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (the CRE-PF) will allocate a total of two grants, each of $28,000, for the PhD Scholarships. These scholarships will either fund a stipend for one year for a full-time student or may be extended over a second year, should the student be able to secure matching funds to permit extension of the period via their University or Research Institute. Extension of the funding in order to extend the value of the research investment by Lung Foundation Australia by securing matching funding from the host institution is encouraged and will be regarded favourably.

These funds are to be used for the student stipend. Direct, indirect research costs and/or infrastructure costs do not form part of this grant and will not be covered by this funding.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Lung Foundation Australia – CRE-PF – CREATE Hope PhD Scholarship is subject to the terms and conditions of the Lung Foundation Australia Research Grants & Awards Policy.
  2. The recipient is be required to become a CREATE Fellow (if not already a CREATE Fellow, see the CREATE website)
  3. The recipient is required to be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled in a PhD but must not have an additional source of funding for their stipend.
  4. The Recipient is required to submit annual progress reports and a final report via the ResearchFish platform, and for up to 5 years following completion of the PhD Scholarship.
  5. The PhD Scholarship will be awarded towards the end of 2020, with an official recognition of the award recipient to be made at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ in 2021.
  6. The recipient must take up this award within 12 months of being awarded.
  7. The recipient is required to submit the results of the research for possible presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ, the Australasian Rare Lung Disease Short Course or an equivalent international meeting within 12 months of completion of the funding.
  8. Any publication/s arising from research funded through the PhD Scholarship are required to acknowledge the CRE-PF and Lung Foundation Australia as sources of funding, as per the Research Grants & Awards Policy and the CRE-PF Guidelines. The award can be cited as the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis Hope Research Fund PhD Scholarship in Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2020.
  9. In the event of there being no suitable applicants, the PhD Scholarship may not be awarded.


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:



Research Supervisor and research environment


Importance and Quality of Project


Academic Track Record of Student


How would this funding make a difference to your project?





Call for Expression of Interest released

September 18, 2020

Deadline for receipt of Application

October 31, 2020

Review Period / Correspondence

November/December 2020

Notification of Successful Students

December 16, 2020

Official Recognition – TSANZ 2021 

May 1, 2021 


CREATE Contact details

Kate Christian

CREATE Training Coordinator


Mobile: 0414 704 701

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Application & Supporting Documents


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All information provided in this form and attached documents is true and correct.


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