Travel application deadlines
ATS: 22nd March 2019 (5pm AEST)
ERS: 31st July 2019 (5pm AEST)
APSR: 13th September 2019 (5pm AEST)
Lung Foundation Australia and A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd are excited to announce that there will be five (5) Travel Grants of up to $3,000/ grant for international conferences on offer to health professionals/researchers in Australia whose work is focused on improving outcomes for patients living with COPD. The Travel Grants will be allocated across the following conferences with two (2) Travel Grants being allocated per conference:
This travel grant, funded by A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd, aims to provide key health professionals/researchers in Australia who work with COPD patients, the opportunity to attend an international conference. This travel grant may be used to cover any or all of the following participant costs to attend the conference for which the Travel Grant has been awarded including: –
Five (5) Travel Grants will be allocated across conferences:
Applicants can apply to more than one conference but will only be eligible to be awarded one of the five travel grants (ie: if an applicant is successful with their application for a travel grant to ATS 2019, they are automatically excluded from being awarded a travel grant for either of the two other conferences).
The applicant must be able to provide a signed letter of support from their employer or supervisor permitting and supporting their attendance at the particular conference of their choice.
Selection Criteria and Conditions of Application
The selection criteria for these travel grants are based upon merit, the value of the attendance by the applicant as an individual and to their organisation, the demonstrated need for this funding and the demonstrated assistance to COPD patients by their attendance at the conference. Extra weighting will apply to the scientific merit of an accepted Abstract (Oral or Poster) for the particular conference being applied for.
All applicants must be members of both the Lung Foundation Australia and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).
Applicants will be assessed by an Independent Selection Committee. Travel grants will be awarded on the merit of each applicant. Previous travel grant winners are welcomed to apply however preference of equal scoring applications will be given to new applicants. Successful applicants will be notified as per the timelines below.
A recipient of a travel grant is required to travel directly to and from the conference.
Applicants must outline in the application below the reasons for attendance and the need for this grant. This may include benefits of networking with peers, additional costs incurred, or being able to host/attend a meeting with a common interest in COPD such as pulmonary rehabilitation. The employer/supervisor must also provide benefits from an organisation perspective about the applicant needing the grant.
It is expected that applicants will attend at least 50% COPD related topics at the respective conference that they will be attending.
Upon return from the conference, the applicant must provide a half page summary of the benefits to attending the conference including any key learnings that may be implemented in patient care and a registration badge as proof of attendance.
Weighting will be given as follows:
Applicant has submitted an accepted abstract – scored on scientific merit
Value of Attendance for Applicant
Demonstrates how attendance may improve outcomes for COPD patients
Demonstrated financial need
Each of these conferences are excellent opportunities for health professionals/researchers to learn about the latest research, medicines, products and services and provides important networking opportunities.
ATS 2019 Travel Grant (x2) – Application Timelines
Applications Close: email applications to be submitted via TSANZ portal by 5pm, Friday 22nd March 2019 (AEST).
Successful applicants advised, confirmation letter sent.
Unsuccessful applicants advised
Finalisation of any outstanding Travel Grant claim
Half page written summary of the benefits and key learnings in attending the conference to be supplied to Lung Foundation Australia within four weeks.
Noted at TSANZ 2020
ERS 2019 Travel Grant (x2) – Application Timelines
Applications Close: email applications to be submitted via TSANZ portal by 5pm, Wednesday 31st July 2019 (AEST).
Successful applicants sent Confirmation letter.
Finalisation of any outstanding Travel Grant claim.
Half page written summary of the benefit of attending the conference to be supplied to Lung Foundation Australia within four weeks.
Noted at TSANZ 2020
APSR 2019 Travel Grant (x1) – Application Timelines
Applications Close: email applications to be submitted via TSANZ portal by 5pm, Friday 13th September 2019 (AEST).
Half page written summary of the benefit of attending the conference to be supplied to Lung Foundation Australia.
General Manager Clinical Programs, Research & Innovation
Lung Foundation Australia