Deadline for applications: 17 December 2021 5pm (AEDST)
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Via the Hope Research Fund, Lung Foundation Australia is pleased to partner with the Better Breathing Foundation to offer a PhD Scholarship in Chronic Lung Disease valued at $126,000 +GST over 3.5 years, with funding commencing from 1 July 2022. Students with an allied health background who are about to commence a PhD in chronic lung disease research are invited to submit an application. The student must be a resident in Australia throughout the period of the research program.
Scholarship funds include $91,000 +GST to support the student stipend and $35,000 +GST to support research costs over 3.5 years (total $36,000/year). Projects that are supported by the student’s host institution via a matched-funding arrangement (minimum University funding $45,500 + GST over 3.5 years) are highly encouraged and applications will be regarded favourably. If available, University funding must be confirmed by a letter of support from an authorised officer of the University.
Relevant domains of research include any form of clinical, population, laboratory or genetics research. The topic of sedentary behaviour will be excluded from this round of applications. Projects which focus on the lung health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are highly encouraged.
Applications will be assessed by the Research Sub-Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). Recommendations made by the Research Sub-Committee will be ratified by one member of the Better Breathing Foundation Board and one member of the Lung Foundation Australia Board.
Outline of PhD plan including the significance of the overall work
Scientific rigor of the research studies within the program of research
Student track record
Research supervisor track record
Matched funding provided by University
Budget for direct research costs per year (total $35K)
Before completing the below sections of the application form please read the Lung Foundation Australia Research Grants and Awards Policy.
Please complete all sections of the application form using size 10 Century Gothic font and ensure your application has all supporting documents requested. Applications which do not comply with these requirements will not be assessed.
Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically using the LFA Awards Submission Portal on the TSANZ website. This will require your application to be saved as a single PDF file before it is uploaded.
Electronic submission to be dated no later than 17 December, 2021. Applications submitted after the submission date will not be accepted. For all submission enquires please contact the TSANZ Awards Coordinator TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au.
Open to application
17 December 2021 5pm (AEDST)
7 – 11 March 2022
All applicants will be advised of the outcome by email
Please note that notification may be delayed if the review process being undertaken exceeds estimated time frame
Public awarding at TSANZ ASM 2022 or the Hope Research Fund lunch (TBA).
For all application enquiries:
A/Prof Zoe McKeough – Managing Director, Better Breathing Foundation
For all submission/post-submission enquiries:
TSANZ Awards Coordinator