Maurice Blackburn Grant-in-Aid for Occupational Lung Disease

Deadline for applications: 27 January 2021

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Aim

To foster the development of research in the area of occupational and environmental lung disease.

The Grant-In-Aid shall be to the value of AUD 20,000 for one year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this travel grant, the applicant must:

  • Be a current member of TSANZ[1],
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or be endorsed by the Administering Institution in Australia or New Zealand[2],

[1] 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 must be meet by members receiving this award:

  • The research must be undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.
  • The Grant-In-Aid may be used to partially or wholly support the salary of the applicant and may be combined with salary support funding from other sources.
  • The Grant-In-Aid may also be used to fund other research costs (e.g. equipment purchases or consumables).
  • The recipient of this award must present their research at the TSANZ ASM and provide a report summarising the outcomes of the research within six months after completion.
  • Maurice Blackburn must be acknowledged in any reports or publications arising from the research.

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

Applications will contain the following;

Research Proposal

  • A proposal clearly stating relevance to occupational lung disease, research questions, methodology, statistical analysis, sample size calculation and feasibility of completing the project within time frame (two A4 pages, plus references).
  • Description of the project in non-specialised language, and proposal for any future work of the research (one A4 page maximum)
  • Outline how the Grant-in-Aid will be spent. Include information of other salary support (both available and applied for) and the proportion of time which will be devoted to the project (maximum one A4 page).

Track record

  • A track record (maximum two A4 pages). Include any significant career disruptions supporting eligibility outside the listed criteria.

Publications

  • Publications over the last five years, excluding career disruptions (unlimited pages).

Format

  • 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 Research Committee according to the following criteria:

Criterion

Weight

Scientific Quality

50%

Significance and Innovation

25%

Track Record relative to opportunity

25%

Total

100%

In the event of there being no suitable applicants the grant-in-aid will not be awarded.
The award will be presented at the 2021 TSANZ ASM, however the successful applicant will be notified prior to the ASM.

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Application upload

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

Declaration

I am a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or have a travel/study/work visa 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 which I have provided in this form and attached documents is true and correct.

 

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