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TSANZ Robert Pierce Grant-In-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health

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TSANZ Robert Pierce Grant-In-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health

This Grant-In-Aid, to honour the memory of the late Professor Rob Pierce, will be awarded to a member of the TSANZ for a project focused on understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand.

The Grant-In-Aid to the value of $25,000 for one year will support a project relevant to the lung health of Indigenous people.

The project will contribute to the delivery of better health care and/or to the professional development of the applicant in this field.

Download Award information and Award application form.

Eligibility

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

  1. A current[1] member of the TSANZ, and
  2. A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand or be endorsed by the Administering Institution in Australia or New Zealand[2].

    [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.

    Conditions

    The following conditions apply to this award:

    • The Grant-In-Aid will be awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the TSANZ and must be taken up by the end of the calendar year.
    • Funding may be used to support technical staff and/or equipment, and/or consumables involved in establishing or supporting the project. It may also be used to contribute towards the applicant’s salary or for travel to remote or regional communities.
    • The project must be conducted in Australia or New Zealand and can be research based or of an educational nature.
    • A final report will be submitted at the end of the 12-month period. It is expected that this work would result in an abstract submission to the TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following its completion.
    • 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.

    Applications

    Applicants must email their application, including the completed application cover form, to tsanzawards@thoracic.org.au before midnight 13th November 2022.

    Your application should include:

    1. A proposal clearly stating research questions, methodology, statistical analysis, sample size calculation and feasibility of completing the project within time frame (maximum two A4 pages, plus references).
    2. Description of the project in non-specialised language, and proposal for any future work of the research (maximum one A4 page).
    3. Detail how your project relates specifically to understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand (maximum one A4 page).
    4. Include an outline on how the Grant-In-Aid will be spent, including budget (support technical staff, salary, travel, equipment, and/or consumables, maximum one A4 page).
    5. Include an outline detailing your proposed travel (if any), with details of the skills or experience to be obtained, or the conference to be attended (including budget, maximum one A4 page).
    6. A track record (maximum two A4 pages). Include any significant career disruptions supporting eligibility outside the listed criteria in a separate page (maximum one A4 page).
    7. Publications over the last five years, excluding career disruptions (unlimited pages).

    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 Quality50%
    Significance and Innovation25%
    Track Record relative to opportunity25%
    Total100%

    Enquiries

    If you would like to more information on Award Submissions please email tsanzawards@thoracic.org.au. Or,

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