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Awards & Grants General Information

ANZSBT offers a number of funding opportunities for its members

Previous award/grant winners are listed here.

Awards, grants, and scholarships provided by other organisations and relevant to our members are also listed here. If you are aware of a funding opportunity suitable for ANZSBT members, please send us the details.

Click Past Recipients for a list of previous award/grant winners.

 

ANZSBT Awards & Grants:

 

Ruth Sanger Award

The Ruth Sanger Award is the premier award of the ANZSBT and is given in recognition of a significant contribution to the field of transfusion medicine. The Ruth Sanger oration is given at the Annual Scientific Meeting.


Life Membership

PURPOSE:

To honour an ordinary member of the society who:

(a) is distinguished in the field of blood transfusion at home or abroad; and
(b) has made a material contribution to the advancement of blood transfusion

A person is eligible for membership of the association as an honorary life member if they satisfy the above criteria. The council identify a nominee/s for life membership. The nominee/s is put forward to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.


ANZSBT Research Fund

PURPOSE: To contribute to the advancement of research in transfusion medicine and science in Australasia and to promote and develop research in related medical knowledge and science.

VALUE: In 2017 the society will award a total sum of $50,000 comprising either a single grant of $50,000 or 3 smaller grants totalling $50,000.

SCOPE:

The Council has nominated the following priority area for 2017: 
Research to support Transfusion Medicine Clinical Practice Improvement

The grants are intended for those researchers who have not received any large funding from other sources for the same project. Funding is available for research projects. Applications that seek funding to provide service delivery are unlikely to be funded.

Consideration will be given to a research application that will support a candidate to obtain an academic degree and/or to conduct research work or research methods training at a centre of excellence relevant to the field of blood transfusion.

Applicants do not need to be an ANZSBT member.

ELIGIBILITY: People involved in research in transfusion medicine and science undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. An applicant does not need to be an ANZSBT member.

PROCESS:

The Research Committee will evaluate the merits of the proposed research project, to ensure that it is relevant, of a suitable standard and has potential value to Australia and New Zealand.

CRITERIA:

Four key criteria on which the assessment will be based are:

  • Significance of the project and value of the potential outcomes
  • Quality of the research plan
  • Feasibility of the project including timeframe
  • Track record of the applicant(s)
CONDITIONS: 

Successful applicants must agree to abide by the conditions of the grant. Conditions include:

  • Providing a written progress report (of  up to  500) words by 30 September 2016
  • Submitting an abstract on the project to the HAA 2016 meeting
  • Providing a brief synopsis of research outcomes for inclusion on the Society’s website
  • Agreement to publish results in the scientific or technical press
  • An undertaking to make available for general use, licences for Australian patents issued in the course of this research
APPLICATION:

Applications for the grant to be taken up in 2017.
2017 Research Fund Flyer
2017 Research Fund Application
Applications close 13 February 2017.


Peter Schiff Award

PURPOSE:

The aim of the award is to recognise and foster significant contributions to transfusion medicine through efforts in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research into the nature and roles of blood products
  • Education of the medical community and special interest groups in the field of transfusion medicine
  • Encouraging and promoting the importance of blood and plasma donation and their appropriate clinical use leading to better healthcare in Australia or New Zealand

Nominations are being sought from members of a person from a cross section of the healthcare community for exemplary work that has been carried out in Australia or New Zealand. Nominations must come from a proposer and seconder with letters of support from both. The proposer and/or seconder must be members of the Society.

VALUE: $5,000
APPLICATION: 2016 Nomination Form
Nominations close 8 August 2016. CLOSED.
SPONSOR: This award is kindly sponsored by CSL Behring.


CSL Behring Overseas Travel Grant

PURPOSE:

To fund visits to overseas laboratories in order to learn new techniques or gain experience; attendance at overseas scientific meetings or courses. If, for the purpose of attending a scientific meeting, it would be expected that the applicant would have submitted an abstract, then evidence of the abstract should be submitted with the application.

VALUE: $5,000
APPLICATION:

The Grant is advertised in May each year and applications close early in August. Successful applicants are advised by the end of August. The award is taken up within 12 months of the closing date for applications.
Application information
Applications close 8 August 2016. CLOSED.

SPONSOR: This award is kindly sponsored by CSL Behring.

 

Seqirus Travel Grants ISBT 2017

PURPOSE: Seqirus is offering two sponsored travel grants to allow scientist members of ANZSBT to attend the upcoming ISBT, Copenhagen, June 17-21 2017.
VALUE: Airfares, accommodation and congress registration.
APPLICATION: Selection criteria and information (98KB).
Applications close 15 May 2017


South East Asia/Pacific Islands Travel Award 

PURPOSE: To assist a person from a resource poor country in the South East Asia region or the Pacific Island nations to attend the HSANZ/ANZSBT/THANZ Annual Scientific Meeting. This award is open to any person who is actively working in any area of blood transfusion (medial, scientific, nursing, administration) who resides in the South East Asia region or the Pacific Island nations.
VALUE: Airfare, accommodation and free registration.
APPLICATION: The Award is advertised in March/April each year and applications close early in May. Successful applicants are advised by the end of May.
Award application information (110KB)
Applications close 19 May 2017.
CO-SPONSOR International Society of Blood Transfusion

 
Presidential Symposium Award

PURPOSE: This prestigious award is to recognise the best oral presentation delivered by a society member during the Presidential Symposium held at the Annual Scientific Meeting as decided by ANZSBT Council. The award will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and the presentation.
VALUE: $750
TENABLE: At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting.


Young Investigator Award for Best Abstract

PURPOSE: This prestigious award is to recognise the best abstract selected for oral or poster presentation decided by ANZSBT Council. The award will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and the presentation.
CRITERIA:

To be eligible you must be 35 years or less on the last day of the meeting. For abstracts submitted by more than one author/group, you have to have been the primary researcher/author to be eligible. You do not have to be a member of ANZSBT to be eligible.

VALUE: $500
TENABLE: At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting.
SPONSOR: National Blood Authority

 
Poster Prize

PURPOSE: This award is to recognise the best poster as decided by ANZSBT Council. The award will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and the presentation.
VALUE: $250
TENABLE: At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting.


ANZSBT Travel Grants to the ASM

PURPOSE: To assist members with attendance at annual scientific meetings.
VALUE: Up to AUD1,000
TENABLE: At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting.
APPLICATION: Applicants must be current, financial members of the Society, must submit an abstract and register for the meeting. Apply for a travel grant when submitting your abstract by the abstract submission closing date. Applicants are advised of the grant by the ANZSBT Secretariat at least 4 weeks before the meeting.
CO-SPONSOR: Grifols Australia


Other awards and grants

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia offers a number of Awards and Scholarships both internally and externally for Fellows, Trainees, Faculty members, distinguished persons, medical graduates and journalists. These are awarded annually and applied for via nomination forms (or other criteria as stated for the particular award).

https://www.rcpa.edu.au/Trainees/Awards-Grants-Scholarships