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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, 2022, we are offering:

    • 3x HSANZ / Leukemia Foundation PhD scholarships
    • 1 x HSANZ / Maddie's Vision PhD Scholarship
    • up to 2x HSANZ Clinical Fellowships
    • Albert Baikie Memorial Medal and Award
    • HSANZ / Snowdome Foundation Travel Grants
    • HSANZ / Snowdome Foundation Mid-Career Blood Cancer Research Grant

Leukemia Foundation / HSANZ New Investigator PhD Scholarships 2022 for 2023


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 2022 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 2023 or have started in 2022

  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 2022.pdf

Kindly use this coversheet with your application: HSANZ LF Scholarship cover sheet

Applications will close Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 11:59 pm


MADDIE RIEWOLDT’S VISION HSANZ NEW INVESTIGATOR PHD SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2023

                                                                                 

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.

 

Eligibility

  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 www.hsanz.org.au
  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 10 July 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 admin@hsanz.org.au and Maddie’s Vision at research@mrv.org.au


HSANZ New Investigator Clinical Fellowships 2022 for 2023



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 2023.

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 and industry, 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 2023.

Clinical Fellowship Eligibility

  1.   Applicants must be either:
    • in the final year of Haematology advanced training, OR
    • within 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 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney
  6.  Applicants may only receive one PhD scholarship or Clinical Fellowship during their lifetime
Download and share the flyer - HSANZ New Investigator Clin Fellowship 2022.pdf

Applications will close Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 11:59 pm



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 apply for membership  to HSANZ at www.hsanz.org.au. Application for the award is via on-line abstract submission at the meeting website Blood2022

  • 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, Blood2022

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


Applications are now open for this award and will close on 18 May 2022.


2023 highlights of ash registration awards

A number of grants are available consisting of free registration and travel support for a Trainee to attend Highlights of ASH (either in person or virtually).

Recipients will be chosen from Abstract submissions, recognising the best presentations either oral or poster at the Annual Scientific Meeting, Blood, by a new investigator who is a financial member of HSANZ. For more information Click on the Blood2022 website

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be financial trainee members of HSANZ by the time of the Annual Scientific Meeting. You may apply for membership at the same time as you submit your application for this award. Membership forms are available at www.hsanz.org.au. Membership applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by the end of August 2022.
  2. Previous attendees of Highlights of ASH or ASH are ineligible.

All abstracts that meet the criteria above will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HSANZ Council and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. The award is announced during the Blood Meeting. Recipients of travel grants are eligible for Highlights of ASH registration awards.

Following attendance at the meeting recipients are required to submit a brief report outlining their meeting activities and learning experience.

Snowdome Foundation /HSANZ  GRANTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

HSANZ /Dr Bob Cannon OAM and Dr Jean Cannon - SNOWDOME FOUNDATION MYELOMA TRAVEL GRANTS 2022

The Snowdome Foundation and HSANZ are pleased to call for applications for up to two (2) travel grants to be taken in 2023.

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 (2) grants will be awarded.

  • Myeloma Haematology Trainee Travel Grant
  • Myeloma Nurse International Travel Grant

Applicants must submit an abstract to the Blood 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting.  Applicants must be HSANZ members or have applied to be members before submission. (Membership application forms are available on the HSANZ website https://www.hsanz.org.au/apply-for-membership)

Each travel grant will have a maximum value of $2,500.

Applicants must submit an application to HSANZ by 10 July 2022,  click here for the application information 

Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief 250-word post-conference report summarising:

  • How funding has been used to further myeloma research; and
  • How use of the travel grant has supported researcher career development.

The report should be sent as a .pdf or .docx file and submitted no later than 4 weeks post conference attended.

Eligibility

  1. Open to Australian and New Zealand residents

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

  3. Applicants must be supported by their line manager to obtain leave to attend a national or international scientific meeting of their choice in 2022

  4. Acknowledge Snowdome Foundation and HSANZ as a funding source in publications and/or presentation (for Trainees)

  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

    For more information: BC_JC_SnowdomeTravelGrants2022.pdf


    HSANZ /SNOWDOME FOUNDATION MID-CAREER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BLOOD CANCER RESEARCH 

    The Snowdome Foundation’s $5,000 award for outstanding blood cancer research aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of one of Australia’s best and brightest mid-career blood cancer researchers who has made a significant advance in blood cancer research                                                                                                                    

    The $5,000 HSANZ/Snowdome Foundation Mid-Career Grant will cover educational support such as tuition, registration fees and travel for courses and meetings that are integral to an award winner’s career development plan, as well as research project expenses that can aid in his/her professional development.

    Eligibility:

    To be eligible for this award applicants must be:

    • Mid-career cancer researcher – defined as someone who has more than 5 years, but less than postdoctoral experience in blood cancer research. (Defined as date of PhD award or equivalent degree. Effective July 30 2021, with consideration provided for appropriate career disruption). 

    AND

    • The applicant must be an active cancer researcher employed by an Australian University, Research Institute or Health Service

    AND

    • Have an outstanding track record of publication in blood cancer research, including publications within the last 24 months.
    • Be responsible for the major components of the research (first or senior researcher)
    • AND

    •  Be a Member of HSANZ
    Nomination Process:

    Nominations must include the following documentation and be emailed in a single PDF file to HSANZ  by no later than 5pm EST Friday 30 July 2021:

    • A completed nomination form (self-nominations accepted)

    PLUS

    • A copy of the nominee’s current Curriculum Vitae (max 3 pages)
    • A copy of the relevant publication
    • A supporting statement from the nominator detailing why the nominee is deserving of the award (refer to selection criteria 2). This would usually be the applicant’s supervisor , department, clinical or Institute Director. This must be on letterhead and signed.
    • A supporting statement from an independent senior research leader in the field outlining why the nominee is deserving of the award (refer to selection criteria 2). This must be on company letterhead, signed and emailed directly to HSANZ.  The pdf should be named SNOWDOME HSANZ AWARD [FamilyName First name] and submitted by email, to HSANZ  

    Guidelines form

    Nomination form

     


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