ANZSN Travel Grants

One of the key goals of the Society is to ensure that the highest professional standards are maintained for the practice of Nephrology in Australia and New Zealand by supporting and promoting renal research and education. To achieve this goal, the Society, with some assistance of its Sponsors, provides a number of travel grants for its Members to attend national and international meetings relevant to the study of kidney and urinary tract in health and disease. Further details regarding eligibility and how to apply are described below.

Membership Financial Support Limit

  1. Members who are enrolled in a full-time higher degree (PhD or equivalent) may apply for up to three (3) local grants and two (2) international grants.
  2. Members who are not enrolled in a full-time higher degree (PhD or equivalent) may apply for up to three (3) local grants and only one (1) international grant.

Application Process

Each year, the Society provides specific application forms for the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course, Annual Scientific Meeting and some international meetings. Otherwise, a generic application form can be completed.

Applications are called for during the relevant meeting's abstract submission and/or registration process and the closing date is determined each year. Application forms and further details will be made available on this website (refer the links below for the grant you are seeking) and also within the ANZSN Weekly Update once the key dates have been set.

It is important that your application is received by the Society Office by the nominated closing date. Applications received by the Society Office after the closing date will not be accepted.Once your application has been received it will be evaluated by the Society’s Scientific Programme and Education Committee (SPEC) and SPEC’s final recommendations will be ratified by the ANZSN Council. We will notify you of your application’s outcome via email once all applications for the relevant meeting have been considered.


World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) Travel Grant
Applications are now open for an ANZSN Travel Grant to the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) Meeting to be held on 21st to 25th April, 2017 in Mexico City. 
Please click here to download the Application Form.  Closing date: COB Friday 10th February, 2017
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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Grant

The American Society Meetings provide an excellent opportunity for the Nephrology Community to increase their knowledge, exchange ideas, present abstracts and learn about the latest scientific and medical advances.

 

To be eligible for an ASN Travel Grant, the applicant must:
1. have been a Member of ANZSN for a minimum of 12 months by the date of the meeting;

2. be a current financial Member i.e. the current year’s subscription fees have been paid and there are no outstanding arrears for any prior years at the time of application;

3. not exceed the Membership Financial Support Limit, including this application and all previous support (please refer below);

4. preferably be at an early stage of his/her career, however consideration may be given to applications from more experienced Members of the Society such as those on limited incomes; and

5. attend and present their abstract.

The American Society of Nephrology Meeting is on the 15th of November - 20th of November 2016 to be hosted in Chicago Illinois. Applications for the ANZSN ASN Travel Grant are now open to members!

2017 ASN Travel Grant applications will open closer to the 2017 ASN being held in October/November.


Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course Travel Grant

The Society is keen to support the training of Members who are in the early stages of their career. Students and Advanced Trainees may apply for a travel grant(s) to assist them with travel and registration costs for the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course.

To be eligible for a Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course Travel Grant, the applicant must:

Note: On occasions and at its discretion, the Council may award a lesser amount than the total amount of the standard grant.

If an applicant applies for a travel grant to the ASM as well, and meets the eligibility criteria for both, only one grant will be awarded i.e. either a travel grant to the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course or the ASM.

2017 Update Course Travel Grant applications will open closer to the 2017 Update Travel Grant Course being held in September.

Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Travel Grant

The Annual Scientific Meetings provide an excellent opportunity for the Nephrology Community to increase their knowledge, exchange ideas, present abstracts and learn about the latest scientific and medical advances.

The Society supports its Members to attend these meetings by offering ASM Travel Grants. These grants are intended to help those Society Members who will attend and present an abstract(s) with their travel and registration costs.

To be eligible for an ASM Travel Grant, the applicant must:

  1. have been a Member of ANZSN for a minimum of 12 months by the date of the meeting;
  2. be a current financial Member i.e. the current year’s subscription fees have been paid and there are no outstanding arrears for any prior years at the time of application;
  3. not exceed the Membership Financial Support Limit, including this application and all previous support:
  4. preferably be at an early stage of his/her career, however consideration may be given to applications from more experienced Members of the Society such as those on limited incomes; and
  5. attend and present their abstract.

Note: On occasions and at its discretion, the Council may award a lesser amount than the total amount of the standard grant.

If an applicant applies for a travel grant to the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course as well, and meets the eligibility criteria for both, only one grant will be awarded i.e. either a travel grant to the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course or the ASM.

2017 ASM Travel Grant applications will open closer to the 2017 ASM being held in September.

Other International Meetings

These travel grants are intended to assist Society Members with their travel and registration costs to present their abstracts at other international meetings that relate to renal research and education.

To be eligible for an International Travel Grant, the applicant must:

  • have been a Member of ANZSN for a minimum of 12 months by the date of the meeting;
  • be a current financial Member i.e. the current year’s subscription fees have been paid and there are no outstanding arrears for any prior years at the time of application;
  • including this application and all previous support, must not exceed the Membership Financial Support Limit;
  • a full-time student enrolled for a higher degree, registrar in training or in a non-clinical full-time research position (post-doctorial scientist/candidate)
  • first author of an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at a primarily nephrology-oriented international meeting (e.g. ISN, ASN, APSN, IPNA)
  • sumit their application and be received by the Society at least three (3) months before the start of the meeting
  • applicant must not be in receipt of any other sources of funding to attend the meeting.
  • attend and present their abstract i.e. abstract must be accepted by meeting organisers.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report to Council at the conclusion of the meeting describing key outcomes and highlights which will be shared with Society Members via the ANZSN Newsletter, Weekly Update and/ or Website.

Note: On occasions and at its discretion, the Council may award a lesser amount than the total amount of the standard travel grant and/or give preference to those not previously supported where there are too many applications. There will be no discrimination between oral and poster presentations and SPEC does not judge the abstracts i.e. it is evaluated by the international meeting organisers.

Key Dates

How to Apply

Click here to download the Other International Meeting Travel Grant Application

Once you have completed your application you will also need to have it signed by your Supervisor. Please note: The role of the Supervisor is to confirm that the application details are correct and the applicant is known to them.

The completed and signed form (by both parties) should be posted, scanned or faxed to:

Honorary Executive Officer
ANZSN
145 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA
Email: anzsn@nephrology.edu.au                                             Fax: + 61 2 9241 4083

If you have any queries regarding Travel Grant applications, please contact us