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SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDs

HSANZ and Charity Partners Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

HSANZ and their charity partners offer a range of HSANZ funded or co-funded PhD Scholarships, Clinical Fellowships, grants and awards annually, biennially and triennially. HSANZ also awards a number of annual awards and grants associated with the Annual Scientific Meeting: Blood

This year, we are offering:

    • 3x HSANZ / Leukemia Foundation PhD scholarships
    • 2x HSANZ Non-Malignant PhD Scholarship
    • 2x HSANZ Clinical Fellowships

Leukemia Foundation / HSANZ New Investigator PhD Scholarships 2020 for 2021


The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) and the Leukaemia Foundation are pleased to confirm their partnership and commitment to awarding doctoral scholarships to Australian applicants demonstrating outstanding merit in blood cancer or blood cancer related disorders.

Leukaemia Foundation 2021 PhD Research Priorities

This year, the Leukaemia Foundation and HSANZ will award up to three (3) PhD scholarships to successful applicants whose work aligns with at least one of the Leukaemia Foundation’s following research priorities:

  • Understanding the biology of blood cancers
  • Precision medicine - investing in new therapies that are tailor-made to treat each patient’s cancer
  • New diagnostics
  • Novel therapies
  • Innovative clinical trials and/or incorporation of real-world data
  • Prevention research including investigating blood cancer risk factors

Eligibility

  1. Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

  2. Able to start the PhD in 2021

  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 the  Leukaemia Foundation

  5. 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. The LF 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 LF HSANZ PhD scholarship, then the LF HSANZ PhD scholarship will be discontinued


Download and share flyer - LF HSANZ PhD Scholarships Criteria 2021.pdf

Applications will close Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 5:00 pm


HSANZ New Investigator non-malignant PhD Scholarship



Every two years, The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Council offers an HSANZ and industry funded PhD Scholarship to applicants who are medical, nurse or science graduates seeking doctoral funding for either:

  1. a suitable project from a New Zealand applicant, OR

  2. a high-quality application in non-malignant haematology

HSANZ New Investigator PhD Scholarship will:

  1. Provide total funding of no more than $130,000 comprising
    • a stipend of $40,333 per annum, including
    • a consumable budget of up to $3,000 per annum
  2. Continue to fund each PhD Scholarship awarded until completion of the PhD for no more than three years of full-time study.
  3. Be dependent on submission of the required annual report to HSANZ

Eligibility

  1. Australian or New Zealand residents
  2. A member of HSANZ
  3. Able to start the PhD in 2021
  4. Be willing to present a report to the membership of HSANZ at the National Scientific Meeting: Blood during or just after the completion of their PhD studies
  5. Provide progress reports to HSANZ annually
  6. Applicants may only receive one PhD scholarship or Clinical Fellowship from HSANZ during their lifetime
  7. Recipients may not use this Scholarship in conjunction with any other scholarship, whether from HSANZ or any other benefactor, Government or otherwise

Download and share the flyer - HSANZ New Investigator Non-Malignant PhD 2021.pdf

Applications will close Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 5:00 pm


HSANZ New Investigator Clinical Fellowships 2020 for 2021



The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Council is pleased to call for applications for the HSANZ New Investigator Clinical Fellowships to be taken up in 2021.

HSANZ is providing the opportunity for up to two medical graduates to gain clinical or laboratory experience in acknowledged Centres of Excellence located overseas or in Australia and New Zealand. Overseas Centres of Excellence and skill acquisition that is considered important for the advancement of the profession, may be prioritised in the selection process.

Funded by HSANZ, successful applicants will be required to provide a report to the HSANZ council at the end of the funding period.

Clinical Fellowship Value

Each Clinical Fellowship is funded to a total value $60,000 for a period of one year only. Clinical Fellowships must be taken up in 2021.

Clinical Fellowship Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be either:
    • in the final year of Haematology advanced training, OR
    • withing 5 years of completing FRACP and/or FRCPA training in Haematology
  2. Australian or New Zealand residents
  3. Be members or trainee members of HSANZ
  4. Willing to present a report to the membership of HSANZ at the National Scientific Meeting: Blood after the completion of their Clinical Fellowship
  5. Willing to attend the award presentation at the Blood 2020 Gala Dinner in Adelaide
  6. Applicants may only receive one PhD scholarship or Clinical Fellowship during their lifetime

Download and share the flyer - HSANZ New Investigator Clin Fellowship 2021.pdf

Applications will close Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 5:00 pm


Marina Grunstein Walking Up the Hill Foundation
HSANZ Myeloma Fellowship

Established in 2018, The Walking Up The Hill Foundation and HSANZ are committed to fund either doctoral research or clinical fellowships in Multiple Myeloma. 

The Marina Grunstein Walking Up The Hill Foundation Myeloma Fellowship is established to honour the memory of Marina Grunstein, who lived the last year of her life with Myeloma.

In 2018, the Walking Up The Hill Foundation and HSANZ awarded the inaugural PhD Scholarship valued at $40,000 per annum for three years to an applicant of outstanding merit, whose work aligned with the aims of the Walking Up The Hill Foundation and HSANZ. 

The Marina Grunstein Walking Up the Hill Foundation HSANZ Myeloma Fellowship 
will be offered again in July 2021 to be taken up in 2022.


Albert Baikie Memorial Medal & Award

The Albert Baikie Award is given to recognise the best presentation, either oral or poster, at the Annual Scientific Meeting by a new investigator who is a financial member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and is presented with the Albert Baikie Memorial Medal.

This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD) within the past 5 years. 

Special consideration may be made by Council for those people who wish to apply but who, for other reasons, completed their postgraduate qualification more than 5 years ago.

Conditions

  • Applicants must be financial and either full, trainee or associate members of HSANZ by the time of the Annual Scientific Meeting. You can submit a membership application to HSANZ at the address below. Application for the award is via on-line abstract submission at the meeting website

  • Only ONE abstract is to be nominated by each applicant

  • Previous winners of the award are ineligible

All applications will be assessed by a subcommittee of the HSANZ and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation.

The closing date for applications is the same as for abstraction submission and the award is announced on the last day of the annual scientific meeting, Blood 2021.

Recipients of travel grants are eligible for the Albert Baikie Award but a separate application must be completed for each. 


Applications will open in June 2021 for this award.


HSANZ Education Grants



The aim of these education grants is to support associate, trainee and full members of the Society, who have attained their post-graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years, to attend and present at an international meeting.

HSANZ offers up to two (2) education grants to the value of $5,000 each.

Eligibility

Applicants must

  1. Submit an abstract to the annual scientific meeting: Blood 2021
    Application for the award is made via on-line abstract submission at the meeting website: Blood 2021

  2. Be financial and either Ordinary, Trainee or Associate members of HSANZ. You must submit a membership application to HSANZ no later than 5 July 2021

  3. Ensure only ONE abstract is nominated for consideration

  4. Previous winners of the award are ineligible

All applications will be assessed by a subcommittee of the HSANZ and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation.

The closing date for applications is the same as for abstraction submission and the award is announced on the last day of the annual scientific meeting, Blood2021

Recipients of travel grants are eligible for the Albert Baikie Award but a separate application must be completed for each. 


HSANZ Travel Grants to the Annual Scientific Meeting: Blood 2021



The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) provides a number of travel grants and registration support to assist members with attendance at annual scientific meetings. Next year that meeting is Blood 2021 in Adelaide. Applicants must submit an abstract, register for the meeting and satisfy the criteria.

General Criteria

To be eligible all applicants must

  1. Be current, financial members of the Society

  2. Submit an abstract to the Blood 2021 Meeting (apply for the travel grant online when submitting your abstract)

  3. Register for the Meeting by the close of abstract submission date (tba)

  4. Have attained their post graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Trainee and associate members are eligible but members in positions where funding for travel is normally provided (eg hospital staff specialists) will not be considered for travel awards, and

  5. Not receive funding from other sources

  6. Be proposed and the proposer’s contact details provided

Applications will be assessed by the HSANZ Council and applicants will be advised of the outcome four weeks before the meeting. Applicants may also apply for the Albert Baikie Award, by completing the appropriate part of the online application.

These grants will be awarded in 2021.


Snowdome Foundation
Dr Bob Cannon OAM and Dr Jean Cannon

Myeloma Travel Grants 2020

The Snowdome Foundation and HSANZ will be pleased to call for applications for up to two travel grants to be taken in 2021.

  • Myeloma Haematology Trainee Travel Grant

  • Myeloma Nurse International Travel Grant

The Dr Bob Cannon OAM and Dr Jean Cannon - Snowdome Foundation Myeloma Travel Grants are designed to assist Haematology Trainees and Haematology Nurses working and researching in the field of Myeloma to attend a scientific meeting. A maximum of two grants will be awarded. Applicants must plan to submit an abstract to the Blood meeting. Applicants must be HSANZ members. Each travel grant will have a maximum value of $2,500.

Eligibility

  1. Open to Australian and New Zealand residents

  2. A member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand

  3. Applicants must be supported by their line manager to obtain leave to attend a national or international scientific meeting of their choice in 2021

  4. Acknowledge Snowdome Foundation as a funding source in publications and/or presentation

  5. Willing to provide a post conference report to the Snowdome Foundation and HSANZ

  6. Willing to present a report to the membership of HSANZ post travel


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Tel: 02 8097 8114


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