Travel Fellowship – Applications Open

Deadline extended until 29 July

The ANZFPS has successfully run biennial conferences since 2004.  Over this time, a small profit has accrued from each conference such that the ANZFPS is able to re-invest some of these funds into promoting opportunities to grow fall prevention research and practice in Australia and New Zealand.  The ANZFPS has allocated $5,000 in 2019 to support a travel fellowship for one of its members.  We welcome applications for the travel fellowship for the purpose of supporting fall prevention research and practice capacity in Australia and / or New Zealand, and build career opportunities in fall prevention of the successful applicant(s).  The outcome of the travel fellowship will be presented back to the ANZFPS at the subsequent biennial conference, and through the Society’s online newsletter.

Application Guidelines Applications are now open to members of the ANZFPS who are at the time of application enrolled in research higher degrees (Research Masters or PhD) or less than four years following completion of a research higher degree. Career interruptions will be considered pending the scope of this interruption. Applicants are encouraged to identify a host institution (which may be located in Australia, New Zealand, or overseas), organize their own research activities to be conducted at the host institution, and make their own travel and accommodation plans. Applications must be submitted on the template provided (2 page maximum) and also include: a CV (2 pages maximum); host letter of support; and contact details for a referee who is happy to be contacted about your application. Maximum budget for any one application is $5,000.  Research, travel and accommodation costs can be included. Research infrastructure costs (eg. purchase of computers) cannot be included. Costs for provision of child-care services from registered child-care providers can be included.

Application assessment criteria Potential impact on building fall prevention research and practice capacity in Australia and/or New Zealand – 10 points Potential impact on the career development of successful applicant – 10 points Value for money – 10 points

Condition of the award Successful applicants will be required to submit a report at the completion of the fellowship (including an abbreviated version to appear in the Society’s online newsletter) and present their work at the following ANZFPS conference.

Submission: Applications should be submitted to Anna Hatton, Secretary, Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society:

Closing date and notification Applications close 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time 29 July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
Application checklist

  • Application form and proposal (2 page max)
  • CV (2 page max including any career disruptions)
  • Evidence of Research Higher Degree completion as applicable
  • Referee contact details
  • Letter of support from host