Awards & Grants General Information

ANZSBT offers a number of funding opportunities for its members

Previous award/grant winners are listed here and 2018 winners 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 contact us.

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.

The Council has nominated the following research priorities for 2019: transfusion in rural and remote settings; transfusion in the fetal, neonatal and paediatric settings; transfusion in indigenous populations or minority groups of Australia or New Zealand; or transfusion in the elderly.

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.

The Society is receptive to applications from a nurse-based research project.

VALUE:

In 2019 the society will award a total sum of $75,000 comprising either a single grant of $75,000 or smaller grants totalling $75,000. (Amended)

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 June 2020
  • Submitting an abstract on the project to the Blood 2020 meeting
  • Providing a brief synopsis of research outcomes for inclusion on the Society’s website by 30 June 2020
  • Agreement to publish results in the scientific or technical press or ANZSBT publications
  • 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 2019.

2019 Research Fund Flyer

2019 Research Fund Application Form

The closing date for applications has now been extended to Friday 15th February 2019. CLOSED.

ANZSBT Education Scholarship

PURPOSE:

To help towards the professional development of scientists, nurses, medical staff, students and transfusion practitioners by helping the applicant’s studies impact or change practice in transfusion medicine or science. The scholarship will allow the successful applicant(s) to undertake a course of study or other activity to develop their understanding of, or contribute to, the advancement of transfusion medicine and science.

 

 

VALUE:

The 2019 scholarship amount of $12,500 excluding GST may be awarded as a whole or split to award a number of smaller scholarships/awards.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible you must:

  • Be an ANZSBT member
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Be undertaking specialised research in haematology, preferably transfusion medicine, and preferably with enrolment in a higher degree OR undertaking research or study relevant to transfusion medicine or science.
  • Be able to demonstrate a long-term commitment to a career in transfusion

If you are not a current member, you can apply for membership via the Join Us page on the ANZSBT website (www.anzsbt.org.au)

PROCESS:

Each application will be assessed according to the Key Selection Criteria documented in the Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarships are limited and will be granted at the discretion of the ANZSBT Council. The decision of the ANZSBT Council is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

CRITERIA:

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

  • Eligibility
  • Research or study intentions and their relevance to transfusion medicine or science
  • Educational and research background in transfusion
  • Any other funding currently being received for another award/scholarship and other funding sought for the current scholarship applied for

Applicants must provide an up to date Curriculum Vitae.

CONDITIONS:

Successful applicants will be required to provide a signed letter formally accepting the offer of scholarship.

Successful applicants will be required to pay their course (or other) fees as they arise. The ANZSBT will then reimburse the fees once agreed academic or research milestones or other conditions are met as determined by the ANZSBT Council. These milestones are set out in the Scholarship conditions listed in the Scholarship Guidelines below. Presentation of transcripts and invoices must be forwarded as supporting documentation.

 

 

APPLICATION:

Please find below the Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form.

2019 ANZSBT Scholarship Guidelines 

2019 ANZSBT Scholarship Application Form FINAL

The closing date for applications is on Friday 16th August 2019.

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

 

APPLICATION:

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.

2019 Peter Schiff Award

Nominations close Friday 9th August 2019.

 

VALUE:

$5,000

SPONSOR:

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.

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.

2019 CSL Behring Travel Grant

Applications close Friday 9th August 2019.

VALUE:

$5,000

SPONSOR:

CSL Behring

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:

2019 API_Award flyer
We are now accepting applications as of 15 Feb 2019
The closing date for applications is 4 May 2019. CLOSED

 

CO-SPONSOR:

International Society of Blood Transfusion

 

ISBT

Presidential Symposium Award

PURPOSE:

This prestigious award is to recognise the best oral presentation delivered 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.

CRITERIA:

To be eligible to win this award, you must be a current Society member.

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. The Young Investigator has to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting to present the abstract. 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

 

Best Poster or Oral Presentation Award on Haemovigilance

PURPOSE:

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

CRITERIA:

To be eligible to win this award, you must be a current Society member.

VALUE:

$500

TENABLE:

At the ANZSBT Annual Science Meeting

SPONSOR:

National Blood Authority

Transfusion Professionals free communication Award in Patient Blood Management

PURPOSE:

The prize (offered as an unrestricted educational grant) is on offer with a focus on quality improvement within patient blood management. The prize will be awarded at the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting as judged by ANZSBT Council and the ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Special Interest Group as the best quality improvement abstract (presented as a poster or free communication).

CRITERIA:

This award is open to ANZSBT member nurses, midwives or scientists who work as either Transfusion Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Consultants/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Transfusion Co-ordinators.

VALUE:

$250

TENABLE:

At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting

SPONSOR:

Vifor Pharma Pty Ltd

 

 

Transfusion Professionals free communication Award in Clinical Transfusion Practice

PURPOSE:

The prize (offered as an unrestricted educational grant) is on offer with a focus on quality improvement within clinical transfusion practice. The prize will be awarded at the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting as judged by ANZSBT Council and the ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Special Interest Group as the best quality improvement abstract (presented as a poster or free communication).

CRITERIA:

This award is open to ANZSBT member nurses, midwives or scientists who work as either Transfusion Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Consultants/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Transfusion Co-ordinators

VALUE

$250

TENABLE

At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting

SPONSOR:

CSL Behring

 

Immulab Blood Bank Laboratory award

PURPOSE:

This award is to recognise the best poster or oral presentation that demonstrates improvements within a Blood Bank laboratory setting with respect to:

  • Best practice/quality/improved standards
  • Development of protocols in pre-transfusion and/or antenatal testing
  • Collaboration with the Clinicians/Physicians to the benefit of patient outcomes and/or provision of safe and appropriate blood and blood products
  • Haemovigilance practices
CRITERIA:

This award is open to Society members and non-members. It is to be awarded to a Blood Service laboratory scientist, hospital transfusion laboratory scientist or private pathology blood bank laboratory scientist in a Blood Bank Pathology laboratory.

 

VALUE:

$500

TENABLE:

At the Annual Scientific Meeting

SPONSOR:

Immulab

Best 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.

CRITERIA:

This award is open to Society members and non-members.

VALUE:

$250

TENABLE:

At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting

ANZSBT Travel Grants to the ASM

PURPOSE:

These grants are to assist with attendance at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

CRITERIA:

To be eligible to receive this grant, you have to be a current, financial Society member.

VALUE:

Up to AUD1,000

TENABLE:

At the ANZSBT Annual Scientific Meeting

APPLICATION:

Applicants 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.

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/RCPA-Foundation/AwrdsGrnts