Awards and Grants

  • ESA Awards
  • ESA Travel Grants
  • ESA Scholarships and Fellowships

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 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 Chair 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: 17 June 2016

Past Winners:

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 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. 
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: 17 June 2016
Please note: Applications must be sent via email only. Download the full instructions below.

Download the ESA Mid-Career award instructions

Past Winners:

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 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. 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 supported by Novartis Australia is $5000.
  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 ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist award are ineligible to apply.
  7. The applicant is ineligible to apply for the Bryan Hudson-Mayne Pharma Clinical Endocrinology Award in the same year.
  8. The subcommittee has a duty to apply the criteria equitably to all applicants.

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

Dr Francis Milat email: fran.milat@hudson.org.au

and

Dr Renea Taylor: email: renea.taylor@monash.edu

Application Deadline: 17 June 2016

Past Winners:

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

Servier Young Investigator Award

The Servier 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.

Regulations:

  1. The Servier Young Investigator 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 supported by Servier Laboratories Australia 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: 17 June 2016

Past Winners:

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 to the above address via the normal mechanisms (e.g. ESA-SRB@asnevernts.net.au), applicants should email their abstract, a brief CV and supporting materials as attachments to ESA POC co-chairs:

Dr Francis Milat email: fran.milat@hudson.org.au

and

Dr Renea Taylor: email: renea.taylor@monash.edu

Applications Close: 17 June 2016

Past Winners:

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 17 June 2016

 

ESA / IPSEN International Travel Grant Award


Aim: To support younger members of the society to travel to international meetings, laboratories and/or clinics to further their training and knowledge in Endocrinology.

Awards: One award of $3500 will be granted to assist with the costs of international travel to a European destination. Deadline: 1 March 2016
One award of $3500 will be granted to assist with the costs of international travel. Deadline: 1 March 2016
One award of $3500 will be granted to assist with the costs of international travel. Deadline: 1 August 2016

All travel for the ESA/Ipsen awards must take place within 9 months after the submission deadline of the award.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must have been financial members of ESA for at least 12 months prior to the closing date for applications.

FRACP Advanced Trainees not enrolled in a higher degree are eligible, but all other applicants must possess a higher degree (MD or PhD), and be within 5 years of the award of that degree, or be currently enrolled in a higher degree by research program.

Applicants must be presenting at a recognized meeting of a learned society or organization within the general field of Endocrinology.

Each applicant can only apply once for each meeting.

Previous winners of this award will be ineligible to reapply for 2 years.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following additional criteria:
- who will visit a laboratory(ies) and/or clinic(s) associated with their field of endocrinology;
- who are active members of the society as evidenced by attendance and presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting and other activities;


Compensation:

Compensation will be given for those applicants who have spent periods outside the workforce (due to illness, family leave etc). In these cases the criterion of 5 (five) years fulltime equivalence will be applied, and the applicant must verify their absence from the workforce in the application.

Applications:
Applications are to be submitted electronically by email to the ESA Secretariat by the deadline. The application should include:
Year the applicant joined the ESA

A summary of the ESA annual scientific meetings attended by year, including list of any poster or oral presentations. Also indicate if a previous finalist for the Novartis or Bryan Hudson Young Investigator Awards.

A copy of the abstract being presented at the meeting

A covering letter outlining the proposed itinerary and what benefits the applicant intends to obtain from the travel,
A letter of support from their supervisor (who preferably is a member of the Society), details of the meeting they wish to attend (including submitted abstracts), details of the laboratories/clinics they wish to visit (including letters of invitation, where appropriate), and
A brief CV (highlighting degrees, awards and published works).
Where an applicant is claiming the consideration of an extension of the time from the award of a higher degree (see eligibility criteria), they should provide supporting evidence of their reason for extension.

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

Selection:
A panel comprising the President, President-Elect, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer shall rank the applicants using the above criteria. If any member of the panel is unavailable, the council of ESA may co-opt another member of the society to the panel.

Past Winners:

2016 Aneta Stefanidis-European, Rajini Sreenivasan-International
2015 Sally Abell-European, Sybil McAuley-International, Jaesung Peter Choi-International, Keely McNamara-International
2014 Malgorzata Brzozowska-European, Kelly Walton-International, Suresh Kumar-International
2013 Christian Girgis – International, Jenna Haverfield – European, Steven Yau – International
2012 - Christopher Yates, Dana Briggs, Shyuan Ngo, Sarah To
2011 - Stacey Jamieson. Kristy Brown, Kevin Knower
2010 - Wee-Ching Kong, Frederik Steyn and Ann McCormack
2009 - Michelle Van Sinderen, Jyotsna Pippal and Ulla Simnainen
2008 - Elif Ekinci, Andrew Siebel and Jenny Chow
2007 - Lisa-Marie Atkin, Elspeth Gold and Michael Stark
2006 - Kevin Pfleger and Erosha Premaratne 
2005 - Stuart Ellem and Jayne Sierens 
2004 - Gordon Howarth, Sophie Chan and Vincenzo Russo
2003 - Emma Ball and Peter Mark

WE / ESA Australian Women in Endocrinology (AWE) 

Women in Endocrinology is an organization devoted to promoting and facilitating the professional development and advancement of women in the field of Endocrinology.

There is no membership fee for the Australasian branch of Women in Endocrinology, however, you must be a financial member of the Endocrine Society of Australia or the New Zealand Society for Endocrinology.

Membership of AWE entitles postdoctoral  or student members to apply for the Novo Nordisk Travel Award to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society (US ENDO).

WE / ESA Australian Women in Endocrinology (AWE)
2016 Travel Awards

Purpose: To provide financial support to younger women involved in Endocrine-related training and/or research who are presenting an abstract at the ENDO Meeting in Boston, USA, 1-4 April 2016 Website: https://www.endocrine.org/endo-2016

Eligibility: Preference is given to Postdoctoral trainees (first three years) and PhD students in their 3rd or 4th year of training at an Australian or New Zealand-based Institution. Depending upon sponsorship levels, applications will be considered from Post-Doctoral Trainees up to 5 years and PhD students.
Applicants must be the presenting author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the Endocrine Society meeting (USA).
Applicants must be current members of the Australasian Branch of Women in Endocrinology, with either financial membership of the ESA or NZSE.

For full information download Application form 2016

Deadline: Postmarked no later than 1st March 2016

Further information contact:
Dr Belinda Henry
Chair, Australasian Branch of Women in Endocrinology
Monash University
Building 13F, Wellington Road
CLAYTON VIC 3800
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9902 500
Email: belinda.henry@monash.edu

Past Winners:

2015
Amanda Rickard
Ying Wan

2014
Kathryn Hackman
Sarah Gastras
2013
Anju Joham
Helen Barrett
2012
NovoNordisk Travel Award Lili Huang
NovoNordisk Travel Award Dr Kara Britt
2011
Beckman Coulter Travel Award: Jun Yang
NovoNordisk New Investigator Travel Award: Shirin Hussain
2010 
Beckman Coulter Travel Award: Sarah To
NovoNordisk  New Investigator Travel Award: Liza Phillips

See also WE award: Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award


Past Winners:

DSL AWE Travel Award NovoNordisk AWE Travel Award
2009 Kesha Rana, Stacey Jamieson
2008 Johanna Barclay, Ulla Simanainen
2007 Sue Mei Lau
2006 Dr Rebecca Robker 
2005 Ms Teresa Hickey
2004 Dr Renea Jarred
2003 Ms Nicola Solomon
2002 Dr Aylin Hanyaloglu
2001 Dr Karen Kroger
2009 Kavitha Iyer, Vita Birzniece
2008 Kathryn Backholer
2007 Dr Ashwini Chand
2006 Dr Nichola Thompson 
2005 Ms Agnes Kovacic
2004 Ms Rachel Hill
2003 Dr Carolyn Allan
2002 Ms Kylie Hewitt 
2001 Dr Elizabeth Nye


Abbott Medisense AWE Travel Award
2007 Samantha Hutchison
2006 Ms Lisa Atkin 
2005 Dr Elspeth Gold
2004 Ms Natasha Lloyd

AWE Merit Certificates

2008 Caroline Jung
Vita Birzniece
Lisa-Marie Atkin
Anna Barron
Amanda Rickard
2007 Jennifer Miles
Jenny Chow 
Caroline Larsen
Dr Martina Kocans
2006 Ms Jasmin Dromey
Ms Rachael Augustine
2005 Dr Carolyn Allan
Ms Denise Goldman
Ms Christin Down
2003 Ms Loan Bui
Ms Marie Misso; 
Lauren Miles; 
Amanda Notini
2002 Ms Prema Thavaneswaren

ESA Travel Grants to attend the ASM

Eligibility:

  • Only members of the society may be awarded travel grants. (Membership must be ratified by Council.)
  • The categories of applicant in order of decreasing priority for consideration are:
    • Full-time student (postgraduate) presenting an abstract
    • Research Assistant / Research Officer (NH&MRC scale) presenting abstract
    • Full-time student (postgraduate)
    • Research Assistant / Research Officer

    The supervisor may be contacted by ESA to certify the category and advise whether any other specific support is available from the institution, i.e. travelling scholarship/grant.

  • Generally ineligible for a travel grant are:
    • Members in higher positions than Research Officer
    • Members who are physicians or PhDs more than 7 years post-doctorate
    • Members resident in a country other than Australia.

Applications
Applications are to be sent by email only to the ESA Secretariat by the closing date. Emailed applications should include the following as attached files:
• The completed ESA Travel grant application 2016
• A brief CV
• Abstract(s) submitted for presentation at the ASM

Applications Close: 17 June 2016

 

THE ESA KEN WYNNE MEMORIAL POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD 

Conditions of award

The purpose of the Award is for research in endocrinology by post-doctoral scientists.  The research must be conducted in Australia.

At the conclusion of the award, the recipient must submit his/her research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting. 

Eligibility

The postdoctoral fellow must be a member of the ESA and can have either a clinical or basic science qualification.

To honour the wishes of the Kenneth Wynne Bequest, this award will be offered in the area of ‘lipid hormone function, lipid metabolism or the metabolic regulation of human endocrine disorders’

Applicants may have already commenced their postdoctoral studies. Postdoctoral fellows must be less than 10 years since graduating from a PhD or MD. Academic transcript detailing date of PhD or MD graduation must be provided. The higher degree must be conferred before the year of the award.

Applicants will not be eligible for an Award if they do not have ethics approval for the project. Evidence of ethics approval must be provided by the time of commencement of the award. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on;

1) Track record: publications or abstracts, awards and achievements, extra curricular expertise such as scientific membership, administrative expertise, work experience in research

2) Project proposal assessed on scientific quality, relevance to the endocrinology discipline of the award and clinical and scientific impact 

Tenure

The award is for a period of one year only. A two page research report will be required, due on the 31st of March of the following year. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Awardees must attend the ESA Annual Scientific Meeting in the year of tenure and present their current research findings. 

Application

Applications are to be submitted using the ESA Research Foundation Application Form.

Applications must be accompanied by:

·    The names of two referees who can comment in a 1 A4 page letter on the personal, clinical and scientific suitability of the candidate for the award. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referee’s reports are emailed to ESA by November 16, 2016.

·    A report from the Head of the Department where the research will be conducted, indicating the availability of suitable facilities and scientific support

·    A letter from the relevant Ethics Committee confirming approval for the proposed project. The ethics approval may be pending at the time of application but the scholarship will not be awarded until a certificate of ethics approval is provided to the ESA secretariat.

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee selected by ESA Council. The date for receipt of applications is 16th November, 2016.

Administration of the Scholarship

The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. The financial administration of the award will be through the appropriate finance office of the institution. 

Stipend and allowances

For the Postdoctoral award, this will be $25 000. This will be used at the awardees’ discretion for either salary support or research expenses.

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Application Form

Download application form Applications close November 16, 2016

2015 - Jun Yang
2014 - Kristy Brown Report
2013 - Lisa Moran Report

ESA Postdoctoral Award


Conditions of award
The purpose of the Award is for research in any area of endocrinology by recent post-doctoral scientists. The research must be conducted in Australia.

At the conclusion of the recipient’s study, the recipient must submit his/her research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting.

Eligibility
The postdoctoral fellow must be a member of the ESA and can have either a clinical or basic science qualification.

Applicants may have already commenced their postdoctoral studies. Postdoctoral fellows must be less than 5 years since graduating from a PhD. Academic transcript detailing date of PhD or MD graduation must be provided.

Applicants will not be eligible for an Award if they do not have ethics approval for the project. Evidence of ethics approval must be provided by the time of commencement of the award.

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be assessed on;

  1. Track record: publications or abstracts, awards and achievements, extra curricular expertise such as scientific membership, administrative expertise, work experience in research
  2. Project proposal assessed on scientific quality, relevance to endocrinology and clinical and scientific impact

Tenure
The award is for a period of one year, conditional on a satisfactory progress report 12 months into the Award. A 12 monthly report will be required for each year of tenure and is due on the 30th November each year. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Application
Applications are to be submitted using the ESA Research Foundation Application Form.
Applications must be accompanied by:

  • The names of two referees who can comment on the personal, clinical and scientific suitability of the candidate. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referee’s reports are emailed to ESA by the application deadline.
  • A report from the Head of the Department where the research will be conducted, indicating the availability of suitable facilities and scientific support
  • A letter from the relevant Ethics Committee confirming approval for the proposed project. The ethics approval may be pending at the time of application but the scholarship will not be awarded until a certificate of ethics approval is provided to the ESA secretariat.

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee selected by ESA Council. 

Application Deadline: 30 October 2016

Download: 

ESA Postdoctoral Award info and application form
Conditions of Award for ESA Scholarships and Fellowships (45KB)

Administration of the Scholarship
The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. The financial administration of the award will be through the appropriate finance office of the institution.

Stipend and allowances
For the Postdoctoral award, the annual stipend will be $25 000. This will be used at the awardees’ discretion for either salary support or research expenses.

Publications
Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Recipients:

2015 - Justin Chen and Stella Liong
2014- Lucia Gagliardi Report
2013- Radhika Seimon Report
2012- Kelly Walton Report Final report 2013-2014
2009-2010 Sarah Spencer
2008-2009 Jeremy Smith  Postdoctoral Final Report 2008-2009 - Jeremy Smith (19KB)

ESA Research Higher Degree Scholarship

Conditions of award
The purpose of the Scholarship is for research in any area of endocrinology. The research must be conducted in Australia.

At the conclusion of the recipient’s study, the recipient must submit his/her research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting.

Eligibility
The principal supervisor of the research higher degree (RHD) student must be a member of the ESA (i.e. Fellows and Members). The principal supervisor can only submit one PhD or MD application per year. RHD students can have either a clinical or basic science qualification and be eligible for entry into a PhD or MD program. Awardees must join ESA when accepting the award.

Applicants may have already commenced their higher degree and be in the first year of study when applying. Academic transcript detailing date of enrolment must be provided.

Applicants will not be eligible for an ESA scholarship if they are awarded or presently hold a scholarship such as an APA or Dora Lush scholarship or scholarship from a private foundation such as the Asthma Foundation.

Applicants will not be eligible for an ESA scholarship if they do not have ethics approval for the project.

Tenure
The Scholarship is for a period of one year, conditional on a satisfactory progress report 12 months into the Scholarship. A 12 monthly report will be required for each year of the scholarship tenure and is due on the 30th November each year. The report must include a submission from the Principal supervisor confirming student progress. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Application
Applications are to be submitted using the ESA Research Foundation Application Form (download below).
Applications must be accompanied by:

  • The names of two referees who can comment on the personal, clinical and scientific suitability of the candidate (one referee must be the project supervisor, the other an independent referee with expertise in the area of research). It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referee’s reports are emailed to ESA by the application deadline.
  • A report from the Head of the Department where the research will be conducted, indicating the availability of suitable facilities and scientific support.
  • A letter from the relevant Ethics Committee confirming approval for the proposed project. The ethics approval may be pending at the time of application but the scholarship will not be awarded until a certificate of ethics approval is provided to the ESA secretariat.

Applications are assessed by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the ESA Council.

Application Deadline: 30 October 2016

Download: 

ESA Research Scholarship info and application form
Conditions of Award for ESA Scholarships and Fellowships (45KB)

Administration of the Scholarship
The Scholarship is to be undertaken in a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute.

Stipend and allowances
For the PhD scholarships, the annual stipend will be $20 000. A travel allowance of $500 per year will be included. The total value of the scholarship will therefore be $26,288 (includes 10%GST).

Publications
Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the PhD project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia.

Recipients:

2015 - Cherie Au and Dilys Leung
2014 - Dilys Leung Report
2013 - Carmela Caputu Report
2012 - Tilenka Thynne Report
2009-2011 Pui Shi (Tammy) Pang: 
Scholarship Progress Report 2 (Jan 2011) - Pui Shi Pang (107KB)
Scholarship Progress Report 1 (Mar 2010) - Pui Shi Pang (148KB)
2008 Lucia Gagliardi  Scholarship Progress Report - Lucia Gagliardi (12KB)
2007-2009 Priya Sumithran  Scholarship Progress Report - Priya Sumithran (20KB)