Awards and Grants

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ESA Senior Plenary Award

This award recognises an outstanding research career in the field of Endocrinology in Australia. The award comprises a plaque and a plenary lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting, and complimentary meeting registration.

Eligibility:
Active ESA member of at least 10 years duration  with extensive research experience, output and impact in any field of Endocrinology post-higher degree (PhD, MD or FRACP). The awardees must attend the ASM to present their lecture.

Regulations:

  1. The ESA Senior Plenary Award will be judged by a selection committee comprising all Council members and the POC Chairs of the ASM POC.
  2. The Award will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting, and the winner must be available to present their lecture.
  3. The application must be sponsored by a financial member of the Society who should write a letter in support of the application.
  4. The winning applicant will be expected to submit an abstract for their lecture within three weeks of notification for inclusion in the ASM Proceedings.
  5. The selection committee has a duty to apply the criteria equitably to all applicants.

Applications should include:

  1. A One-page summary of the applicant’s major research contributions.
  2. A brief CV (5 page limit), including the following sub-headings:
    - Publications from the last 5 years and a list of best 10 career publications
    - Grants (current and previous, last five years)
    - Peer Recognition: Invitations to Speak- Contributions to Research Training
    - Contributions to Professional Activities
  3. Letter of support from nominating ESA member.

Applications should be sent BY EMAIL with the above documents attached to:

Ms Ivone Johnson
Endocrine Society of Australia
ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Applications Close: 13 August 2021

Past Winners:

2019 - Susan Davis
2018 - Robert McLachlan
2017 - Patrick Sexton
2016 - Wayne Tilley
2015 - Evan Simpson
2014 - Iain Clarke
2013 - Geoffrey Tregear
2012 - Gail Risbridger
2011 - Ken Ho

ESA Mid-Career Research Award

This award is designed to recognise an outstanding mid-career researcher in endocrinology. The award comprises a plaque and 20-minute lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting, and complimentary meeting registration.

Eligible applicants are active ESA members of at least 5 years duration with five to 12 years’ research experience post-higher degree (PhD, MD or FRACP) at the deadline of application (exceptions can be made for career interruptions). The winner must attend the ASM to present their lecture. The award will be made by a selection committee comprising the ESA Council members and the Chair of the ESA POC for the ASM. 
Applicants will be notified at the close of abstract submissions for the ASM, and the winner will be asked to provide an abstract for their lecture within three weeks of notification, to be included in the ASM Proceedings. 

Application Deadline:13 August 2021
Please note: Applications must be sent via email only. Download the full instructions below.

Download the ESA Mid Career instructions

Past Winners:

2020 - Mitchell Lawrence
2019 – Kelly Walton
2018 - Kirsty Walters
2017 - Fran Milat
2015 - Lisa Moran
2014 - Kevin Pfleger
2013 - Zane Andrews
2012 - Emma Duncan
2011 - Mathis Grossmann
2010 - Peter Liu
2009 - Rachel Davey

ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist Award

The ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist Award is given for the best basic or translational science presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting by an advanced trainee or a person enrolled for a higher degree (PhD, MD, FRACP). Applicants will be judged initially on the basis of their Abstracts and a short list of applicants will be chosen to present in a special session. Applicants will be informed of the session in which they are to present when acceptances of Abstracts are sent out.

Eligibility:
Nominees must be members of the Endocrine Society of Australia and be an advanced trainee or a person enrolled for a higher degree (PhD, MD, FRACP).

Regulations:

  1. Applicants for the award will submit an abstract for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of ESA. The Program Organising Committee of ESA will select up to six (6) abstracts as finalists for oral presentation at a special session of the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  2. The award recipient cannot use the money for overseas travel.
  3. A subcommittee of Council consisting of the President, Treasurer, Secretary, or their delegates will judge the quality of the finalist presentations. The award will be presented at the dinner associated with the Annual Scientific Meeting to which all the finalists will be invited and expected to attend.
  4. The value of the award supported by Novartis Australia is $5000.
  5. The deadline for applications is the same as that for abstracts to the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  6. The work must be performed predominantly in Australia.
  7. Previous winners of the ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist award are ineligible to reapply.
  8. The applicant is ineligible to apply for the Bryan Hudson-Mayne Pharma Clinical Endocrinology Award in the same year.
  9. The subcommittee has a duty to apply the criteria equitably to all applicants.

In addition to submitting their abstract, applicants should email their abstract, a brief CV and a supporting letter from their supervisor as attachments to the ESA POC co-chairs:

Helen Barrett helen.barrett@mater.org.au

Mitchell Lawrence mitchell.lawrence@monash.edu

 Application deadline:13 August 2021

Past Winners:

2020 - Nicholas Choo
2019 - Adam Hagg
2018 - Laura H Porter
2017 - Patrick Thomas
2016 - Ashlee Clark
2015 - Dilys TH Leung
2014 - Marianna Volpert
2013 - Kevin Lee Tao-Kwang
2012 Patrick Candy 
2011 Jun Yang
2010 Lyndal Tacon
2009 Kenneth Ho
2008 Sue Lau
2007 Marianne Elston
2006 David Macintyre
2005 Agnes Kovacic and Amy Au 
2004 Esme Hatchell
2003 Sophie Chan
2002 Patrick McManamny
2001 Stephen Heady
2000 Jeremy Smith
1999 Renea Jarred & Helena Teede
1998 Julie Joyner
1997 Bu Yeap
1996 John Walsh
1995 Michael Downes & Sylvia Lim-Tio
1994 Vicki Clifton

1993 Emma Ball
1992 Fiona Young 
1991 Marie-Christine Keightley & Helen Maclean 
1990 Sharron Gargosky 
1989 David Phillips
1988 Vasilious Papadopoulos 
1987 Lora Hutchinson 
1986 Marie Ranson 
1985 Guck Ooi 
1984 David James 
1983 Carolyn Scott 
1982 David Hurley 
1981 Yvonne Hodgson 
1980 Rebecca Mason 
1979 George Werther 
1978 David Healy 
1977 David Kennaway 
1976 Kathryn Rich & Peter Fuller

ESA Young Investigator Scientific Article Award

This award is made annually to recognise the best scientific paper published in the 12-month period preceding the closing date for abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting by an active member of the Endocrine Society of Australia early in their career.

The award is given for a single publication although up to two additional papers may be submitted in support of the application.

Eligibility:
Society members who are within 8 years of having obtained a higher degree or diploma (i.e. PhD, MD, FRACP) and who are currently financial.
The applicant must have been a financial member of ESA for the past 12 months.

Regulations:

  1. The award is made by a subcommittee of Council consisting of the President, Treasurer and Secretary.
  2. The award will be presented at the dinner associated with the Annual Scientific Meeting to which the awardee is invited and expected to attend.
  3. The value of the award is $1000.
  4. The deadline for applications is the same as that for abstracts to the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  5. The application must be sponsored by a financial member of the Society who may write a letter in support of the application.
  6. Work submitted for publication, but not yet accepted for publication is not eligible for the award.
  7. The work must have been performed predominantly in Australia.
  8. The applicant should submit a statement from the department head, or head of research group, signed by all co-authors, which outlines the applicant's role in
    1. Planning the design of the work
    2. Experimental and analytical work
    3. Writing and revision.
  9. The winner must attend the meeting and give a lecture.
  10. The subcommittee has a duty to apply the criteria equitably to all applicants.

Applications:

  • The applicant should submit a statement from the department head, or head of research group, signed by all co-authors, which outlines the applicant's role in
    1. Planning the design of the work
    2. Experimental and analytical work
    3. Writing and revision
  • Applications must include the relevant publication. Page proofs are acceptable. If the work is 'in press', written documentation of final acceptance must be provided.

 

  • Applications must be sent to the ESA Secretariat by email. If you currently only have hard copies you will need to scan them to produce an electronic format that can be emailed. Scans should be made as PDF files (preferred), or as images in JPEG or GIF format only.

Send applications via email to:
Ivone Johnson
Endocrine Society of Australia
ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Applications Close:13 August 2021

Past Winners:

2020 - Angela Lee
2019 - Nandini Shankara Narayana
2018 - Sabashini Ramchand
2017- Jimmy Shen
2016 - Justin Chen
2015 - Christian Girgis
2014 - Anthony Bird
2013 - Jennifer Lo
2012 - Priya Sumithran
2011 - Stefan Bagheri-Fam
2010 - Zoe Hyde
2009 - Kristy Brown
2008 - Belinda Henry
2007 - Kirsten McTavish
2006 - Renea Taylor

2005 - Simon Chu (VIC)
2004 - Dr Peter Liu (NSW)
2003 - Jenny Gunton (NSW)
2002 - Susan Fanayan (NSW)
2001 - Karen Kroeger (WA)
2000 - Fraser Rogerson (VIC)
1999 - Dan Lee (VIC)
1998 - Stephen Twigg (NSW) 
1997 - Liza O’Donnell (VIC)
1996 - Jun Ping Liu (NSW)
1995 - Tim Crowe (VIC)
1994 - Chen Chen (VIC)
1993 - Janet Martin (NSW)
1992 - Peter Stanton (VIC)
1991 - Sharron Gargosky (SA)


Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award

The Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award will recognize the best clinical research presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting by an active member of the Endocrine Society of Australia early in their career. It will be made on an annual basis.

Eligibility:
Society members who are less than 45 years of age, or are within 10 years of obtaining professional qualifications and who are current financial members of at least 12 months standing.

Regulations:

  1. Applicants for the award will submit an abstract for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of ESA. The Program Organising Committee of ESA will select up to six (6) abstracts as finalists for oral presentation at a special session of the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  2. A subcommittee of Council consisting of the President, Treasurer, Secretary, or their delegates will judge the quality of the finalist presentations. The award will be presented at the dinner associated with the Annual Scientific Meeting to which all the finalists will be invited and expected to attend.
  3. The value of the award is $3500.
  4. The deadline for applications is the same as that for abstracts to the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  5. The work must be performed predominantly in Australia.
  6. Previous winners of the Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award are ineligible to apply.
  7. The applicant is ineligible to apply for the ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist Award in the same year.
  8. The applicant should submit a statement signed by all co-authors, which outlines the applicant’s role in planning the design of the project, experimental and analytical work, writing and revision.
  9. The applicant must spend the stipend in the advancement of clinical endocrine research, with the proposed expenditure being approved by the ESA Council.
  10. The subcommittee has a duty to apply the criteria equitably to all applicants.

Applications:
In addition to submitting their abstract, applicants should email their abstract, a brief CV and supporting materials as attachments to ESA POC co-chairs:

Helen Barrett  helen.barrett@mater.uq.edu.au

Mitchell Lawrence mitchell.lawrence@monash.edu

 

Applications Close: 13 August 2021

Past Winners:

2020 - Emily Brooks, Rebecca Goldstein
2019 - Teresa Lam
2018 - Ie-Wen Sim
2017 - Michael Mond
2016 - Mark Ng Tang Fui
2015 - Ada Cheung
2014 - Phillip Wong
2013 - Emily Gianatti
2012 - Caroline Jung
2011 - Lucy Gagliardi
2010 - Jeremy Hoang
2009 - Paul Lee
2008 - Anne McCormack
2007 - Morton Burt
2006 - Jui Ho
2005 - Carolyn Allan
2004 - Sonia Davidson

ESA Outstanding Clinical Practitioner award

Purpose:
To acknowledge members of the ESA who are recognised as outstanding clinicians, teachers and clinical mentors to trainees.

Up to two may be awarded per year.

Criteria:
Nominated by peers and trainees
Self nomination not accepted
ESA member for more than 20 years
Not a life member
Contribution to ESA not a criterion
Clinical excellence
Clinical leadership
Involvement in policy, administration
Advanced trainee supervision and mentoring
Medical student teaching, undergraduate curricula development

Submit:
Detailed CV
Nomination / Letters of support from:
Two consultant colleagues (one must be a current ESA member)
and
Present or past trainee

Award:
Commemorative plaque and free registration to ASM

Applications should be sent BY EMAIL with the above documents attached to:

Ms Ivone Johnson
Endocrine Society of Australia
ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Deadline: Applications close 13 August 2021

Paul Lee Best Abstract Award

This award is for the best original scientific abstract submitted to the ESA Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts selected as finalists for the Novo Nordisk and Bryan Hudson awards are not eligible for the award. The best abstract will be adjudicated by ESA Council after abstract short-listing by the program organizing committee. The award will be announced at the time the abstract is presented during the conference and again at the conference dinner. The award is generously supported by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

AMOUNT:

$2500.00

Deadline: 13 August 2021

Past winners

2020 - Nandini Shankara-Narayana
2019 - Jennifer Chen
2018 - Warrick Inder

ESA - Ferring Innovation and Clinical Excellence (FICE) Award

Endocrine Society of Australia – Ferring Innovation and Clinical Excellence Award (male hypogonadism or diabetes insipidus)

CRITERIA

This can be for a project in either male hypogonadism, or diabetes insipidus.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS:

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Award is to provide funding to an individual, who has developed special clinical skills in Endocrinology, to encourage innovation and clinical excellence in the area of male hypogonadism or diabetes insipidus within their sponsoring institution/practice and, subsequently, in Australia. The funds will be used to ensure the applicant provides improvements in a specific Endocrine service, by way of a clinical quality use of medicine or research project related to management of male hypogonadism or diabetes insipidus within a facility in Australia that provides salary support and infrastructure to achieve that goal.

Priority will be given to applications where the proposed improvement may lead to a model that could be transferable to other Endocrine services. While the award money may or may not involve a scientific research component, clear goals of how the clinician will utilise the grant should be provided and metrics around the initiative should be collected and disseminated (e.g. ESA abstract submission).

AWARDS

One award of $15,000 excluding GST will be made.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received this award.

The award is funded by an unrestricted grant from Ferring to the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA), and will be adjudicated and administered by the ESA.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant is required to:

Read, understand and agree to all the requirements listed under ESA Award Instructions

Be an Australian citizen or hold an Australian residency permit.

Be a current financial member of ESA defined as ‘being a financial member of the Society for at least one full year prior to application for this award’.

Have at least one year of specialised Endocrine training or have commenced that first year at the time of application, or if completed training, be within five years of the award of FRACP or PhD.

Correctly complete the application form and lodge it with attachments prior to the closing date.

Agree (if successful in this application) to undertake the work in Australia.

Agree to disclose this award funding (if successful) when an oral presentation or poster is presented at an educational or scientific meeting of colleagues and/or peers, or in any publication related to this award.

The project must not involve research that generates outcomes specifically related to, or stipulates/promotes the use of, any Ferring medicinal product.

Any grant funds that are awarded must not be used for overhead or operational expenses such as salary support or day to day running costs of a medical institution.

The Sponsoring Institution must:

Provide salary support to enable the applicant to perform as an endocrinologist or endocrine advanced trainee, within an institution in Australia.

Provide sufficient infrastructure to support the endocrinologist or endocrine advanced trainee (e.g. Endocrine or Andrology Clinic, or support for Endocrine/Andrology Specialist Nurse).

 JUDGING CRITERIA

The applications received will be judged according to the following criteria:

Track record: publications and abstracts (20%)

Track record: awards and achievements (10%)

Track record: contribution to ESA (10%)

Track record: referees comments (10%)

Research proposal: scientific quality (40%)

Research proposal: relevance to male hypogonadism or diabetes insipidus (5%)

Research proposal: relevance to supervisor background (5%)

All applications will be assessed by a panel selected by the ESA, and the decision of this panel will be final.

 DOCUMENTATION

Attach a letter of support from your Head of Department which should include confirmation of your position as an endocrinologist or advanced trainee, and details of the support your department/institution will provide you while you undertake this project.

REPORTING

Award recipients must provide ESA and Ferring Pharmaceutical with a final project report, including publications and presentations, within six months of completion, and will be presented within 12 months of completion at a relevant conference (e.g. ESA Annual Scientific Meeting).

Clear goals of how the clinician will utilise the grant should be provided and metrics around the initiative should be collected and disseminated (e.g. ESA abstract submission/presentation). This sponsorship should be disclosed when presenting an oral presentation or poster at an educational or scientific meeting of colleagues and/or peers.

For more information:

 Email: ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Deadline: TBA

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Past winners
2020 Ada Cheung
2019 Nandini Shankara-Narayana Report