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TSANZ Past Presidents Scholarship Award

The Past Presidents Scholarship Award aims to support early career researchers (ECRs) who do not have the resources available to them via their institution or workplace to:

  1. Develop their presentation of research skills, and/or
  2. Present their research at a national or international professional conference of their choice.

The Scholarship will cover:

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Ground travel and transfers
  • Registration
  • Per Diem Daily Allowance in accordance with the ATO Reasonable Travel and Meal Allowance Guide

Up to a maximum of AUD 7000, with the amount to be paid dependent on the delivery of receipts for the expenses incurred above.

Additionally, the Scholarship will provide the awardee with support from a TSANZ Past President to review their presentation and provide feedback and professional development on research presentation skills. The Past President will be determined by TSANZ.

Download Award information and Award application form.


 To be eligible for the award the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current member of the TSANZ1,
  2. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, or be endorsed by the Administering Institution in Australia or New Zealand2
  3. Be an early career researcher, i.e., enrolled in a research higher degree or have completed a research higher degree within the last five years of the closing date of this application, plus career disruptions.

[1] A Financial member of the TSANZ who has obtained the support of a proposer and seconder and has been endorsed by the TSANZ Board. Please contact the TSANZ Office to facilitate this process. The Respiratory Nurses SIG would be happy to support the application for membership of anyone eligible to apply for this award.

[2] The application is endorsed by the Administering Institution to have the requisite work visa in place at the time of accepting the successful grant:
The applicant will remain employed in Administering Institution for the duration of the funding period;
The application is endorsed by the Administering Institution;
If the applicant is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, have the requisite work visa in place at the time of accepting the successful grant;
The applicant will remain employed in the Administering Institution for the duration of the funding period.


The following conditions apply to this award:

  • The award must be taken up by the end of the calendar year.
  • Recipients are required to submit a report for publication in the TSANZ Annual Report, newsletters, and other TSANZ publications as relevant.
  • Recipients consent to publication of their name and a brief description of their research on the TSANZ website, member communications and TSANZ social media. In addition, a photograph and quote may be requested from the recipient for publication.

Note: These conditions must be met to remain eligible for future award rounds.


Applicants must email their application, including the completed application cover form, to before midnight 13th November 2022.

Your application should include:

  1. A letter from the applicant detailing the proposed use of the funds, including details of proposed conference and abstract, and the implication of this award on the applicants’ career (maximum two A4 pages, plus references).
  2. A letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor or employer, including a statement that the applicant does not have access to support funds (maximum one A4 page).
  3. Track record and evidence of early-career status (maximum two A4 pages). Include any significant career disruptions supporting eligibility outside the listed criteria in a separate page (maximum one A4 page).

    Note: 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 Criteria

Applications will be assessed by members of the TSANZ Research Committee according to the following criteria:

Criterion Weight (%)
Scientific Quality40%
Significance and Innovation20%
Track Record relative to opportunity20%
Applicants need and potential20%


People of diverse backgrounds and those who are undertaking research using novel and/or untraditional methodologies are encouraged to apply. Reviewers will take into consideration the TSANZ Diversity and Inclusion principles as part of their decision making.


If you would like to more information on Award Submissions please email Or,


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