TSANZ Janet Elder International Travel Award

Deadline for applications: 24 February 2021

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Aim

These awards will be made to three individuals on the basis of scientific merit of their submitted abstract to the 2021 TSANZ ASM to support their professional development in respiratory research. There will be two awards for early career researchers and one award for a mid-career researcher.

Each award consists of AUD 2500 to contribute to expenses to attend and present an abstract at an international scientific meeting of the recipient’s choice within the following year.

If the international scientific meeting does not proceed in 2021 due to the pandemic, the travel portion of the award will be transferred to a digital registration to the scientific meeting and/or to another conference of the recipient’s choosing. Remaining funds may then be used for professional development or research support upon approval by the Research Chair.

TSANZ established the Janet Elder International Travel Awards using a generous $311,000 endowment bequest from the Estate of Dr. Janet Elder (OAM), one of the pioneers of respiratory medicine in Western Australia. Since 2010 the Janet Elder International Travel awards have supported young career researchers to present their research at key international conferences and continue Janet Elder’s vision to improve lung health in Australia and New Zealand.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive an award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

1. A current member of TSANZ[1],

2. A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or be endorsed by the Administering Institution in Australia or New Zealand[2],

3. Have submitted an abstract as a presenting author for the TSANZ ASM,

4. Be able to provide evidence of submission / nominate an international meeting at which they will present an abstract based on similar work to that presented at the TSANZ ASM.

EARLY CAREER GRANTS

5. Be undertaking advanced training in any health or science discipline relevant to respiratory medicine research or a higher degree in an area directly relevant to respiratory research, or

6. Have completed advanced training in any health or science discipline or graduated with a higher degree in an area directly relevant to respiratory research within the last five years of the closing date for this application.

MID CAREER GRANTS

7. Have completed advanced training in any health or science discipline or graduated with a higher degree in an area directly relevant to respiratory research. The applicant will be up to ten years’ post PHD and with not more than 2 years as an Associate Professor, at the time of applications closing - career interruptions should be specified in track record;

Note: Normally this award would only be awarded twice to a single applicant, one in each category.

 


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

[2] The application is endorsed by the Administering Institution to have the requisite work visa in place, at the time of accepting the successful grant:

- The applicant will remain employed in Administering Institution for the duration of the funding period;

- The application is endorsed by the Administering Institution;

- IF the applicant is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident have the requisite work visa in place, at the time of accepting the successful grant;

- The applicant will remain employed in Administering Institution for the duration of the funding period.

Conditions

The following conditions apply to this award:

  • The award must be used within one year of the TSANZ ASM.
  • Recipients are required to submit a report within 2 months of attendance at the international scientific meeting, for publication in the TSANZ newsletter.

Note: These conditions must be met to remain eligible for future award rounds.

Applications

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:

  • A track record (maximum two A4 pages). Include any significant career disruptions supporting eligibility outside the listed criteria.
  • Publications over the last five years, excluding career disruptions (unlimited pages).
  • All text must be submitted on A4 pages with a 2cm margin to the top, bottom, left and right. Text must be single line spaced, with size 12 Times New Roman font. No columns are permitted.

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by members of the TSANZ Awards Committee according to the following criteria:

Criterion

Weight (%)

Scientific Quality

50%

Significance and Innovation

25%

Track Record

25%

Total

100%

 

  • Applicants may only receive one TSANZ International Travel Award for a given abstract in each round of applications.
  • The awards will be presented at the 2021 TSANZ ASM; however, the successful applicants will be notified prior to the ASM.

Submit Application



Application upload

Please upload a single PDF containing your abstract, track record and publications.

Declaration

A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or be endorsed by the Administering Institution in Australia or New Zealand
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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