Deadline for applications: midnight AEST 12 April 2021
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The TSANZ Indigenous Respiratory Nursing Award aims:
The TSANZ aims to support two nurses who are:
Additional support – up to $1000 total per recipient is available to support the individual in their preparation and attendance to the ASM, pending submission of appropriate records and receipts. Remaining funds may then be used for professional development or research support as outlined in their application.
To be eligible to receive an award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
1. A current member of the TSANZ, and
2. A Registered Nurse with either the Australian Health Practitioner Registry Agency or Nursing Council of New Zealand.
3. Applicants must be able to provide:
a) a statement of their work as a nurse related to indigenous respiratory health (at least 50% of work time) AND/OR statement of work as a nurse of an indigenous background (preference will be given to those of an indigenous background);
4. and demonstrate:
a) An understanding of the issues affecting indigenous people and interest and commitment to nursing and indigenous health;
b) An aim to strengthen knowledge and make a positive contribution to the provision of, or research in, respiratory health nursing in Indigenous communities in New Zealand or Australia; and
c) An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively about indigenous issues for peoples in Australia or New Zealand.
 A Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board. Please contact the TSANZ Office if you need to initiate this process. The Respiratory Nurses SIG would be happy to support the application for membership of anyone eligible to apply for this award.
The following conditions apply to this award:
The award recipients will be expected to provide a short report back to the TSANZ outlining the benefits gained from their attendance within one month after the ASM ends. An edited version of the report may also be included in TSANZ newsletters.
Note: Group applications will not be considered and extensions to the application deadline will not be granted. These conditions must be met to remain eligible for further award rounds.
Applicants must only submit their application via the TSANZ awards submission portal - http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-awards-submission-portal
Your application should include:
Note: 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.
The Convenors and Deputy Convenors of the TSANZ Respiratory Nurses Special Interest Group will assess the applications.
Selection will be made on merit of work within indigenous respiratory nursing and positive impact and improvements for respiratory health for Indigenous communities in New Zealand or Australia.
The panel reserves the right to request additional information, where it deems necessary. The panel decision is final. Feedback may be provided to unsuccessful applicants on request.