Tuesday, 19 April 2016

CSL $25M Centenary Fellowship Program & Global Connections Fund

Please note the CSL Centenary Fellowship details below.  These Fellowships are valued at AUD$1.25m and two will be awarded. 

The fellowships are targeted at early stage and translational research with a focus on rare and serious diseases, immunology, and inflammation, with applicants being Australian citizens (or permanent residents) with a minimum of four years post-doctoral experience.

Applications open on the 1st June 2016, and details can be found ot www.csl.com.au

Heads are encouraged to nominate appropriate competitive individuals for these fellowships.

CSL $25 Million Centenary Fellowship Program
CSL have announced the establishment of a new flagship $25 million fellowship program for early stage and translational research in Australia.
About the CSL Centenary Fellowships
The CSL Centenary Fellowships are competitively-selected grants offered to mid-career (minimum 4 years post-doctoral) medical researchers. Two individual fellowships are to be awarded each calendar year. The total value of each award is $AUD 1.25 million, which is paid in annual instalments of $AUD 250,000 to the fellow’s employing university or medical research institute.
The fellowship provides for a full-time salary plus associated research costs. The breakdown is to be determined by the Fellow, in conjunction with the employing institution at the commencement of the Fellowship.

Research Focus
The fellowships are to be primarily awarded for early stage and translational research with a focus on rare and serious diseases, immunology, and inflammation. In any given year, at the call of applications, a specific research area may be indicated as a preference for that year’s awards.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must be Australian citizens (or permanent residents) with minimum tertiary qualifications of PhD level and at least four years post-doctoral work experience. Candidates do not need to be currently living or working in Australia at the time of application, but if successful they must undertake their research at an Australia academic institution. Applications will be judged on the basis of merit and excellence in competition with other applications.

Applications will be assessed on relevant skills and professional record, benefits the fellowship will provide to the individual, benefits the fellowship will provide to Australian biomedical research and alignment to the Fellowship’s stated research priorities.

Selection Committee
The CSL Centenary Fellowships are overseen by a Selection Committee, comprising independent members (including the Chairman) and CSL representatives.

Selection Committee Independent Chair: - Professor Ashley Dunn, PhD FAA
Professor Ashley Dunn was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1996, served as Associate Director of the Ludwig Institute until 2004 and is currently an Honorary of the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne. Professor Dunn serves on a number of Boards within the biotechnology sector.

Further information is available at: www.csl.com.au

Global Connections Fund

The Global Connections Fund (GCF) is a new project of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and is supported by the Australian Government. The GCF will provide grants to help Australian researchers and businesses collaborate in the global arena, link with international counterparts and expertise, and seize opportunities and explore collaborative projects in global markets. Applications are now open.

More information about the GCF is available at: www.globalconnectionsfund.org.au

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