TSANZ / LFA / CSL Behring Research Award for Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency

Deadline for applications: 14 February 2019

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This Research Award will support medical research projects to build capacity and foster the development of research in the area of alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency through the support of pilot studies, proof of concept and feasibility studies.

The goal of this award is to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals with alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, and will therefore focus on research into alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency relating to lung disease, with encouragement (without exclusion) of research into the specific areas of:

  • Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency epidemiology
  • Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency allied health interventions that support patients & Quality of Life
  • Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency and transplantation

The one-year award shall be to the value of AU $60,000, with $40,000 paid upfront and the remaining $20,000 paid on completion of a report or publication.


To be eligible for this travel grant, the applicant must:

  • Be a current member of the TSANZ[1] and Lung Foundation Australia
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.

[1] Financial member of 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 or New Zealand.
  • The Research Award must be used to fund research cost and not salary support.
  • This funding may not be used for indirect costs, or as a contribution to salary or scholarship.
  • All applications must include a senior researcher as an investigator.
  • The Research Award will be awarded at the TSANZ ASM and must be taken up within 12 months of receipt.
  • A final report will be submitted at the end of the project.
  • CSL Behring 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)
  • Applicants of this award must state how this work will improve patient outcomes and quality of life 
  • 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 2019 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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