March 1, 2016

Lung Foundation Australia launches research awards

Lung Foundation Australia has launched three research awards covering COPD, lung cancer and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

These research awards are an excellent opportunity for universities, graduates, PhD students, and health professionals interested in pursuing research in lung disease.

PhD Funding Opportunity: The David Wilson PhD Scholarship in IPF

Lung Foundation Australia announces the David Wilson PhD Scholarship in IPF which offers $15,000 per year over three years (total funding $45,000) to allocate to a PhD scholarship in IPF research.

Students wishing to undertake a PhD in IPF are invited to submit an application. This scholarship is ideally aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree. Students must demonstrate that their university is willing to partner and co-fund the scholarship.

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Lung Foundation Australia Seeks Matching Funds for Early Career Fellowships for Lung Cancer Research

Lung Foundation Australia is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from research centres, universities and organisations in Australia to partner and co-fund these early career lung cancer fellowships. This Fellowship will ideally support a post-doctoral student who has recently completed their PhD studies and is looking to build on their doctoral research.

The Lung Foundation will make available a grant to the total value of $160,000 which will be awarded over a two year period in two instalments of $80,000 per year.

The Lung Foundation is seeking a partner who is willing to match these funds. Alternatively, Lung Foundation Australia welcomes offers to “top-up” this early career fellowship in order to provide sufficient funds to fully support their research, project costs and living expenses.

This is the first Early Career Fellowship for Lung Cancer Research offered by Lung Foundation Australia and covers the 2016/2017 period.

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Lung Foundation Australia/A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd Travel Grants

These travel grants, funded by A/Menarini Australia Pty Ltd, provide key Australian health professionals who work with COPD patients the opportunity to attend an international conference. Extra weighting will apply to those who have submitted an abstract (oral or poster) for the particular conference for which they are seeking to attend.

A total of six travel grants of up to $3000 + GST are available, with two travel grants for each conference detailed below:
• ATS 2016
• ERS 2016
• APSR 2016

Click here for more information including closing dates for each conference.

Closing soon: Expressions of Interest to co-fund PhD Scholarships in Lung Cancer Research – 31st March 2016

Lung Foundation Australia is calling for Expressions of Interest from Universities in Australia to partner and co-fund PhD Scholarships in Lung Cancer Research. This PhD scholarship is ideally aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree.

Lung Foundation Australia has three PhD scholarship opportunities with a set amount of funds of $15,000 per year over a three year period (total funding $45,000).

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If you would like further information on these research awards or Lung Foundation Australia’s research program click here or phone freecall 1800 654 301.