A collaborative initiative of Lung Foundation Australia, Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Deadline for applications: 19th January 2018
Bill van Nierop PhD Scholarship Invitation
The Lung Foundation Australia Bill van Nierop PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) supports research to increase the clinical knowledge about the incidence or prevalence of the disease in Australia or disease progression.
Relevant domains of research inquiry include any form of clinical, population, laboratory or genetics research. The researcher may apply to use the data compiled by the Australian IPF Registry on its cohort of approximately 685 patients, however this is not necessary.
Students, who are wishing to undertake a PhD and can demonstrate that their University is willing to partner and co-fund a PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, are invited to submit an application. This PhD Scholarship is ideally aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree. The student must be a resident in Australia throughout the period of the research program.
Lung Foundation Australia will be allocating a set amount of funds of $15,000 per year over a three year period (total funding: $45,000) for the PhD Scholarship, with matching or greater funds to be provided by the University.
These funds are to be used for direct costs associated with the conduct of the research, being the student stipend. Allowance funding or indirect and/or infrastructure costs do not form part of this grant and will not be covered by Lung Foundation Australia.
 Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board
The following conditions apply to this award:
The Research Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and two members of the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (the Committee) will assess all applications.
Applications will be assessed using the following scoring system:
University – Letter of Support/”Partnership with Lung Foundation Australia” form
Research Supervisor and research environment
Importance and Quality of Research Questions
Academic Track Record of Student
New Student / PhD Student
General Manager, Research
Lung Foundation Australia