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12 Oct 2022 2:35 PM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision (Maddie’s Vision) are pleased to announce their partnership and commitment to awarding a doctoral scholarship to an Australian or New Zealand applicant demonstrating outstanding merit in both acquired and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes and related disorders.

Maddie’s Vision PhD Research Priorities

This year, Maddie’s Vision and HSANZ will award a PhD scholarship to a successful applicant, whose work contributes to innovative scientific research towards finding new treatments and ultimately cures for both acquired and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, and aligns with the research priorities of the Maddie’s Vision 5 Pillars of Research:

·         Comprehensive clinical data and sample collection on current and newly diagnosed patients with BMF
·         Genomic and epigenomic control of HSC survival, growth and differentiation
·         The components and control of the HSC niche
·         Abnormalities of immune function
·         Monitoring and predictors of prognosis, response to treatment and disease evolution

Maddie’s Vision and HSANZ PhD Scholarship will:
·   Provide total funding of no more than $130,000 comprising:
·    a.   a stipend of $40,333 per annum.
·    b.   a consumable budget of up to $3,000 per annum.
·    Fund each PhD Scholarship for no more than three years of full-time study.
·    Be dependent on submission of the required annual report to HSANZ and Maddie’s Vision.

1.       Citizens or permanent residents of either Australia or New Zealand
2.       Able to start the PhD in 2023
3.       Willing to present their work as an abstract or oral presentation at the annual Scientific Meeting Blood or HSANZ meeting on at least one occasion throughout their Scholarship
4.       Willing to participate in publicity and promotional activity organised by Maddie’s Vision
5.       Be a member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
6.       Applicants may only receive one PhD scholarship or Clinical Fellowship from the HSANZ during their lifetime
7.       Maddie’s Vision HSANZ PhD Scholarship is not to be held in conjunction with another Scholarship, with the exception of tuition fee exemption. If the applicant accepts another PhD scholarship to run concurrently with the Maddie’s Vision HSANZ PhD scholarship, then the Maddie’s Vision HSANZ PhD scholarship will be discontinued.

Applications must contain a:
·         Research Proposal (5 pages maximum including references)
·         CV of the applicant (3 pages maximum)
·         Statement of how the proposed research project directly relates to Maddie’s Vision’s research priorities, and the aims and objectives of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (1 page maximum)
·         Written reference from a referee familiar with the applicant’s recent work history (1 page maximum)
·         Research supervisor report to confirm laboratory support for the research proposal. The report should also comment on the suitability of the applicant for the proposed project and likelihood for successful completion of the project within the proposed time period

Application Procedure
1.       Applications must be accompanied by all relevant documentation
2.        Applications must be submitted in full by midnight AEST on the closing date
3.       Applicants will submit one electronic (pdf) copy of their scholarship application emailed to HSANZ Office
4.       Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
5.       Applications will be subject to review by a committee comprised of the HSANZ Council and a representative of Maddie’s Vision. The committee’s decision is final
6.       The outcome of applications will be announced mid-August 2022
7.       Maddie’s Vision and HSANZ reserve the right to not award a scholarship

Download and share flyer -   Final HSANZ Maddie's Vision PhD Scholarship Criteria 2022.pdf

Kindly use this coversheet with your application: MRV HSANZ PhD scholarship application coversheet.pdf

Applications Close:  Sunday 6 November 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST

Submitting Electronic (pdf) Applications

Electronic applications, along with all supporting documents should be submitted as a single pdf. The pdf should be named MVHSANZ_PhD2022_[FamilyName] and submitted by email, to HSANZ at and Maddie’s Vision at


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