TSANZ Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Research Award

Deadline for applications: 2 December 2019

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To build capacity and foster the development of research in the area of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease through the support of pilot studies, proof of concept and feasibility studies.

The Research Award shall be to the value of AU $30,000 for one year. 


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.

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


The following conditions must be meet by members receiving this award:

  • The research must be undertaken in Australia.
  • The Research Award must be used to fund research cost and not salary support.
  • All applications must include a senior researcher as an investigator.
  • The recipient of this award must submit their research at the following TSANZ ASM and provide a report summarising the outcomes of the research within six months after completion.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 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 identifying the senior investigator and institution, research questions, methodology, statistical analysis, and feasibility of completing the project within the 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 Research Award will be spent (maximum one A4 page).

Track record

  • A track record of the applicant and the supporting senior researcher (maximum two A4 pages each. Include any significant career disruptions).


  • 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 Research Committee according to the following criteria:



Scientific Quality


Significance and Innovation


Track Record relative to opportunity




In the event of there being no suitable applicants the Research Award will not be awarded.
The award will be presented at the 2020 TSANZ ASM, however the successful applicant will be notified prior to the ASM.

Submit Application

Application upload

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


I am a citizen or permanent resident of 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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