TSANZ / AstraZeneca Respiratory Research Fellowship

Deadline for applications: midnight 2nd June 2019

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To foster the development of research careers in respiratory medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

The fellowship allows one Early Career Researcher and one Mid-Career Researcher to undertake a twelve-month research program under the supervision of an established expert in the field of respiratory medicine, specifically in asthma and/or COPD.

There are two fellowships available valued at $60 000 each for one year.


TSANZ invites expressions of interest (EoI) from Australian or New Zealand Institutions to partner in this award supporting respiratory health. This partnership will increase the impact of this sponsored award which offers both professional development and will contribute to knowledge in airways disease.

An EoI detailing support from an applicant’s institution is required to accompany all proposals. We are seeking partners who will pledge to co-fund the award and may choose to be co-badged. The value of financial and in-kind support may be determined by the institute and there is no minimum level.


To be eligible for the award, the applicant must:

  1. Be a current member of the TSANZ[1],
  2. Be a citizen or permanent resident in Australia or New Zealand,
  3. The research will take place in Australia and/or New Zealand,
  4. Be an Early Career Researcher (ECR) or Mid-Career Researcher (MCR)
    1. ECR defined as up to five years post PhD
    2. MCR defined as up to ten years post PhD and with no more than two years at the Associate Professor appointment level.

Be capable of undertaking high quality research, demonstrated by past performance.


[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 funds are to contribute to the salary (including on-costs) for the successful research fellow and for no other purpose.
  • The fellowship shall be awarded at the ASM of the TSANZ and must be taken up within one year of award.
  • The recipient is required to supply a final report and to submit an abstract as first author for presentation at the TSANZ ASM at the conclusion of their fellowship.
  • The research must be conducted in Australia or New Zealand.
  • The applicant must not hold another fellowship[1] at the time of commencement of this fellowship.

Note: TSANZ fellowships may only be received once. These conditions must be met to remain eligible for future award rounds


[1] Fellowship is defined as funding for the recipient’s salary that is competitively granted and external to their own institution.

Applications will contain the following;

Your application should include:

  • A proposal clearly stating proposed supervisor and institution[1], research questions, methodology, statistical analysis, sample size calculation and feasibility of completing the project within time frame (three A4 pages, plus references).
  • Details on the significance of this project and how this project integrates into your career (career path in next 5 years, one A4 page)
  • A track record (maximum two A4 pages). Include any significant career disruptions supporting eligibility outside the listed criteria.
  • Publications over the last five years excluding career disruptions (unlimited pages).
  • A signed statement from your current and proposed supervisor:
    • With your current (or most recent) supervisor detailing candidate strengths and the ability of the candidate to carry out this research (one A4 page), and
    • With the proposed supervisor detailing the institution facilities and support offered to candidate, and the project feasibility (one A4 page).
    • Declaring that the candidate is eligible for this award, and if granted, the funds will be used only for salary support of the recipient (included in one-page statement).

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.


[1] Applicants may remain at their current institution with their current supervisor, or elect to change.

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 fellowship may not be awarded.

The award will be presented at the next 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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