TSANZ Rob Pierce Grant-in-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health

Deadline for applications: 24 February 2021

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Aim

This Grant-In-Aid, to honour the memory of the late Prof. Rob Pierce, will be awarded to a member of the TSANZ for a project focused on understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand.

The Grant-In-Aid to the value of AUD 15,000 for one year will support a project relevant to the lung health of Indigenous people.

The project will contribute to the delivery of better health care and/or to the professional development of the applicant in this field.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this 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 Grant-In-Aid will be awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ and must be taken up within 12 months of receipt.
  • Funding may be used to support technical staff and/or equipment, and/or consumables involved in establishing or supporting the project. It may also be used to contribute towards the applicant’s salary or for travel to remote or regional communities.
  • The project must be conducted in Australia or New Zealand and can be research based or of an educational nature.
  • A final report will be submitted at the end of the 12 month period. It is expected that this work would result in an abstract submission to the TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following its completion.

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

Applications will contain the following;

Research Proposal

  • A proposal clearly stating 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)
  • Detail how your project relates specifically to understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand (one A4 page).
  • Include an outline on how the Grant-In-Aid will be spent (support technical staff, salary, travel, equipment, and/or consumables, one A4 page).
  • Include an outline detailing your proposed travel (if any), with details of the skills or experience to be obtained, or the conference to be attended (including budget, 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 fellowship 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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