October 14, 2016

Call for applications for the 2017 COPD and IPF research awards

Applications are now open for several Lung Foundation Australia 2017 research awards worth more than $180,000 covering COPD and IPF research areas. These research awards are an excellent opportunity for graduates, PhD students, and health professionals interested in pursuing research in lung disease.

These awards include:

Application deadline 31st October, 5pm:

  • Lung Foundation Australia / Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Fellowship
  • Lung Foundation Australia / Ivan Cash Research Grant-in-Aid For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2017
  • Lung Foundation Australia / Lizotte Family Research Award for Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis Research 2017
  • Lung Foundation Australia / Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research 2017

Application deadline 7th November, 5pm:

  • Lung Foundation Australia / Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2017 CRE in Lung Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children-Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2017

Lung Foundation Australia would like to congratulate the three lung cancer nurses who were awarded the Lung Foundation Australia/Australia New Zealand Lung Cancer Network Forum (ANZ-LCNF) travel grants to attend the 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC) in Melbourne in August.

Megan Paul, Nurse, Tweed Heads Hospital Cancer Care said attendance at the workshop was beneficial from both a personnel and professional level.

“Networking at the conference put me in contact with other healthcare professionals and enabled sharing of information and best-practice.

“On a professional level, I expanded my knowledge and skills which has improved my care and communication with lung cancer patients, their families and friends. On returning to work I gave a conference presentation to my peers and as a result, we have changed our patient education information and established a referral for all lung cancer patients to Lung Foundation Australia’s Lung Cancer Support Nurse,” Ms Paul said.

More than 75 nurses and allied health professionals attended the successful one day ANZ-LCNF lung cancer workshop in Melbourne on Wednesday 17th August, prior to the conference starting.

The successful ANZ-LCNF travel grant recipients were:

  • Stacey McDermott, Community Health Nurse, Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative, VIC.
  • Megan Paul, Tweed Heads Hospital Cancer Care, Tweed Heads NSW
  • Lisa Shailer, Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford, NSW

We would like to congratulate the recently announced winners of the Lung Foundation Australia / A Menarini Australia Travel Grant for APSR 2016. The winners were:

  • Leanne Ross – 360 Health & Community, Geraldton, WA.
  • Alicia Mitchell – Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, NSW.

The Travels Grants of $3,000 are to fund their attendance at the APSR 2016 Congress being held in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2016.

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