Travel Fellowship 2021 – Applications now open

The ANZFPS has successfully run biennial conferences since 2004.  Over this time, a small surplus 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 2021 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 or New Zealand), organise 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.

The maximum budget for any one application is $5,000.  Research, economy travel and accommodation costs can be included. Research infrastructure costs (e.g. purchase of computers) cannot be included. Costs for the provision of childcare services from registered childcare 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.


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

Closing Date & Notification
Applications close 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time Friday 20th August. Successful applicants will be notified 6-8 weeks after the closing date.