TSANZ Awards Criteria

Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award

The Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award is presented at the TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to acknowledge excellence in the conduct and presentation of scientific research.

This is a Travelling Fellowship of AU$1500 plus expenses (return economy airfare, meeting registration and accommodation) to support the recipient to attend and present their original high-quality research to the next Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR). 

Finalists (excluding the winning applicant) will receive a certificate of achievement and AU$500.

If APSR does not proceed in 2022 due to the pandemic, the travel portion of the award will be transferred to a digital registration. 

Remaining funds may then be used for professional development or research support upon approval by the Research Chair. This award furthers one of Professor Ann Woolcock’s goals of fostering research ties between the TSANZ and the APSR.

This award furthers one of Professor Ann Woolcock's goals of fostering research ties between the TSANZ and the APSR.

In order to enter The Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award, you must submit the following completed application coversheet using the upload functionality in the online abstract submission form.
Download the Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award eligibility criteria.
Download the Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award coversheet.

TSANZ Janet Elder International Travel Award

These awards will be made to three individuals on the basis of scientific merit of their submitted abstract to the 2022 TSANZ ASM to support their professional development in respiratory research. There will be two awards for early career researchers and one award for a mid-career researcher. Each award consists of AU $2500 to contribute to expenses to attend and present an abstract at an international scientific meeting of the recipient’s choice within the following year.

If the international scientific meeting does not proceed in 2022 due to the pandemic, the travel portion of the award will be transferred to a digital registration to the scientific meeting and/or to another conference of the recipient’s choosing. Remaining funds may then be used for professional development or research support upon approval by the Research Chair.

TSANZ established the Janet Elder International Travel Awards using a generous $311,000 endowment bequest from the Estate of Dr. Janet Elder (OAM), one of the pioneers of respiratory medicine in Western Australia. Since 2010 the Janet Elder International Travel awards have supported young career researchers to present their research at key international conferences and continue Janet Elder’s vision to improve lung health in Australia and New Zealand.
Download the Janet Elder International Travel Award eligibility criteria and application coversheet.

Boehringer Ingelheim New Zealand COPD Travel Award

This travel award is designed to reward, encourage and provide international exposure for Advanced Trainees in Respiratory Medicine, junior Respiratory Physicians, post-doctoral respiratory healthcare professionals, and Respiratory Researchers whose work focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There will be two awards available for 2022.

The award consists of up to NZ $4000 plus GST to cover the recipient’s expenses (return airfare, registration, accommodation, living expenses) to attend and present an abstract at a relevant international respiratory conference, including: the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR), or the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

If the international scientific meeting does not proceed due to the pandemic, the travel portion of the award will be transferred to a digital registration to the scientific meeting and/or to another conference of the recipient’s choosing. Remaining funds may then be used for professional development or research support upon approval by the Research Chair.
Download the Boehringer Ingelheim New Zealand COPD Travel Award eligibility criteria and award form.