ADS Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Award

Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clincial Diabetes Research Award

This Mid-Career Award supporting the career of a clinical diabetes researcher has been made possible by the generosity of Dr Ranji Wikramanayake, a long standing member of the Australian Diabetes Society.

The Australian Diabetes Society invites applications for a Mid-Career Diabetes Research Award from endocrinology/diabetes clinicians who are members of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and are between 6-15 years' post-doctoral degree.  Applications can be nominated by financial members of the ADS or by self nomination. 

The award is to recognise significant contributions to diabetes research by a clinician and to support further advancement of those achievements. 

The successful candidate will deliver the Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Diabetes Award Lecture at the 2017 ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 30 August - 1 September 2017. In addition, the awardee will be required to provide a written report on their further achievements (projects, presentations, publications, funding, community engagement) within 18 months of accepting the award.

The award is for A$40,000 and will be presented at the conclusion of the award lecture along with a commemorative plaque.

The selection criteria are:

  • Is a clinician who has provided significant contributions to diabetes research
  • Is a financial member of the ADS
  • Is between 6-15 years post-doctoral degree
  • Is available to give the award lecture at the ADS/ADEA ASM in 2017

Applications, accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, are now invited and should be in the form of a letter not exceeding 2 pages outlining the applicant’s suitability for the award.

Applications should be emailed to Dr Sof Andrikopoulos, ADS CEO at ceo@diabetessociety.com.au

Applications Closing Date: Friday 26 May 2017

Australian Diabetes Society - Lifetime Achievement Award

Eligibility
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has:

  1. An established history of distinguished service to education, clinical practice and/or research and training in diabetes
  2. Made a lasting contribution to diabetes
  3. Exhibited leadership and mentorship in diabetes research and/or clinical practice on a state, national and/or international level

Selection of the nominee is made on the basis of the candidate's significant, fundamental contributions to diabetes (whether in research, clinical practice, leadership, mentorship or other); the lasting impact of these contributions to the sector; and the demonstration of a lifetime commitment to diabetes.

Nominees must have:

  1. Made a positive impact to diabetes [at either state/territory or national level]
  2. The respect of professional peers
  3. General acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle of their profession
  4. Demonstrated, over an extended period of time, a contribution which has included either research and/or clinical practice, professional leadership and service to the diabetes community
  5. Held positions of leadership
  6. Personal integrity
  7. On-going membership with the ADS

Nominees will be recognised and the winner of the award will be announced at the Annual General Meeting held at Annual Scientific Meeting each year.

Nomination process
Please submit two letters of recommendation including a full curriculum vitae of the nominee to the ADS CEO, Dr Sof Andrikopoulos via email: ceo@diabetessociety.com.au One letter of recommendation must be by a financial member of the ADS.

Nominations Closing Date: Friday 7 July 2017

ADS-Servier Diabetes Research Grants in Memory of Barry Young 

ADS-Servier Diabetes Research Grants in Memory of Barry Young

The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the ADS-Servier Diabetes Research Grants in Memory of Barry Young. The grant have been made possible through the generosity of Servier Laboratories Australia who have strongly supported the national diabetes priorities for many years.

Grant proposals must involve improvement of patient care and be consistent with the following identified national diabetes priorities to:

  • Reduce the prevalence and incidence of people developing type 2 diabetes
  • Promote earlier detection of diabetes
  • Reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related complications and improve quality of life among people with diabetes
  • Reduce the impact of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other high risk groups
  • Strengthen prevention and care through research, evidence and data

Projects must be applicable to diabetes care in Australia.

The value of the grant may vary depending on need but it is anticipated that one grant will be offered, up to the value of A$50,000.

The Principal Investigator must be a financial member of the ADS for at least one year at the time of application.

Grants are to be submitted in the format:  Title, background, aims, methods, expected contribution to patient care, project plan, ethics approval (if relevant) and a detailed budget.

Grant applications must be NO longer than four A4 pages with a minimum font size of 12.

A brief report on the outcome of the work (which may be posted on ADS website) must be submitted to ADS and the awardees are expected to present their work at an ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting within 18 months of completion.

Grant applications are to be submitted by email to:

A/Professor Sof Andrikopoulos
CEO
Australian Diabetes Society
145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Email: ceo@diabetessociety.com.au

Applications Closing Date: Applications have now closed  

2017 ADS Kellion Award

2017 ADS Kellion Award

The Kellion Foundation and the Australian Diabetes Society invite applications for the Award for an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution in diabetes research, clinical or service areas in Australia.  This is an annual award and commenced in the year 2000.

Nominations are now called for this Award which will be considered by a review committee consisting of prominent Australian diabetes researchers with the power to co-opt international referees.  Nominations may be self-initiated, initiated by colleagues or by organisations.

The recipient of the Kellion Award must be an ADS member and will be required to deliver the ADS Kellion Plenary Lecture at the Australian Diabetes Society/Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, WA from 30 August - 1 September 2017.  The Award will include a return business class airfare to the meeting, accommodation for the duration of the meeting, registration, and a commemorative plaque.  There is also a A$10,000 honorarium.

Nominations should include a letter (not exceeding 2 pages) clearly stating the basis of the nomination and a full curriculum vitae.  Nominations made in the previous years have been retained and will be considered also.

Nominations Closing Date: Friday 28 April 2017

Please forward nominations or for further enquires to:-

Dr Sof Andrikopoulos
Australian Diabetes Society
145 Macquarie St
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9256 5462
Fax: 02 9252 3668
Email: ceo@diabetessociety.com.au

Previous recipients of this prestigious award include:  Len Harrison (2000), Don Chisholm (2001), George Jerums (2002), Paul Zimmet (2003), Tim Welborn (2004), Mark Cooper (2005), David James (2006), Ted Kraegen (2007), Martin Silink (2008), Michael Horowitz (2009), Dennis Yue (2010), Frank Alford (2011), Joseph Proietto (2012), Peter Colman (2013), Timothy Davis (2014), Stephen Colagiuri (2015), Kerin O'Dea (2016)

2017 ADS-Skip Martin Early Career Fellowship

2017 ADS-Skip Martin Early Career Fellowship

This is a call for applications for a one year fellowship sponsored by the Australian Diabetes Society.

Fellowship Amount: $80,000 for one year plus a travel allowance of up to $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a financial ADS member for at least 1 year at the time of accepting the award in January 2017
  • The fellowship must commence by 30 June, 2017
  • The applicant must be less than 6 years post-doc as of December, 2016
  • Applicant must provide a statement that the fellowship is for salary support and is not for support towards a grant/consumables.
  • Applicant must notify ADS of any fellowship applications currently pending (e.g NHMRC)
  • The fellow must take up a position in Australia for the duration of the award
  • The project must be diabetes related

Conditions of Award:

  • Award of PhD is not required at the time of application but PhD must be awarded by the time of commencement
  • The award cannot be held in conjunction with another major fellowship. If the highest ranking applicant is successful with another fellowship application or grant providing salary support, they must notify ADS and the next suitable candidate will be offered the award
  • ADS reserve the right not to award the fellowship if there is no eligible applicant of sufficiently high standard
  • The fellow must present their work at the 2017 or 2018 ADS Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The fellow must acknowledge ADS in publications related to the work

Applications Closing Date: Applications have now closed


To apply:
 Please complete the online application form below:

ADS Skip Martin Early Career Fellowship Online Application Form

We anticipate the winner will be announced in January 2017.

2015 ADS-MSD Travel Grants to EASD

2015 ADS-MSD Travel Grants to EASD

The Australian Diabetes Society is pleased to call for applications for the 2015 ADS-MSD Travel Grants to attend the 51st EASD Annual Meeting to be held in Stockholm, Sweden 14-18 September. The merit-based travel grants will be up to the value of A$3,000 each and awarded to PhD student applicants.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of ADS at the time of application
  • Be presenting at EASD in Sweden (poster or oral)
  • Be a PhD or Masters student, or <1 year from submitting their PhD. Preference will be given to current students. Please include commencement date and planned thesis submission date
  • Agree to provide a written report within 2 months of the meeting for the ADS newsletter
  • Acknowledge the travel grant in their presentation

To apply, please submit:

  • A 1-page cover letter describing what benefit you expect to obtain from the meeting, and any other associated lab / other scientific visits
  • A letter of support from your supervisor
  • A short CV (maximum of 4 pages), in 12 point font, including qualifications, publications, and presentations
  • A copy of your abstract
  • A copy of the acceptance from the EASD
  • A budget, including receipts where available, and
  • A statement including ALL other sources of support and ALL other sources of pending support for attending the meeting.

The travel grant applications should be directed to Ms Suzie Neylon, CEO at the Australian Diabetes Society on email suzie@diabetessociety.com.au and include the grant name in the subject line of the email.

Applications Closing Date: Applications have now closed

Applications will be peer-reviewed. These awards are merit based, and we reserve the right not to award the funds in this round if there are no qualifying applicants of suitable calibre.  The ADS is very grateful to MSD for providing these travel grants to ADS members.

2017 ADS Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grants to Perth, WA

2017 ADS Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grants to Perth, WA

A number of ADS Travel Grants will be awarded to junior investigators who have an abstract accepted for presentation at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth. The number and size of grants will be determined according to the number and suitability of applications and the funds available. Applications will be prioritised using abstract review scores. It is anticipated that the awards will represent a substantial contribution to the individual's travel costs to the meeting.

Eligibility is as follows:
1. A financial member of the ADS for 12 months at the time of application
(Member must have joined as an approved member of ADS from May 2016 and Paid subs for 2017)
2. In training for a higher degree eg. PhD, MD, fellowship or medical specialty
3. Supported by a statement from the candidate's supervisor or department head indicating the nature of their present position and the availability of other sources of financial support for their travel to the Meeting
4. Travel Grants will be made directly to the member and not institution

Note: Applicants must not be in receipt of a travel grant from any other body to attend the ADS meeting or a meeting in association with the ADS meeting.

Applications Closing Date: Friday 30 June 2017


To apply:
Please click on 'Apply for ADS Travel Grant' below and complete the online application form and please ensure that you upload your supporting documentation. The successful applicants will be advised in writing prior to the meeting. Please contact Linda Valenzisi from the ADS Secretariat for any further information by email to linda@diabetessociety.com.au

Apply for ADS Travel Grant and Upload Supporting Documentation

2017 ADS Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

2017 ADS Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

A number of awards and grants are available for ADS members attending the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth, WA.

Please ensure that you indicate (tick the appropriate boxes) during the abstract submission process via the ASM website; if you would like to be considered for any of the ADS ASM Awards.

Please see below for all ADS ASM Awards and Grants on offer for 2017:-


ADS POSTER AWARDS

ADS Poster Awards for both Basic Science and Clinical Research will be on offer during the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth, WA. ADS Poster Awards are to the value of A$500 each.

Eligibility is as follows:
1. A financial member of the ADS (Paid subs for 2017)
2. Applicant must be an early career researcher
3. You must be standing by your poster at the time of the poster session
4. Each applicant must provide a supporting statement including one signed by his/her supervisor or department head, indicating that the work presented is substantially the candidate’s own work

To apply: Please click on 'ADS ASM Awards Application Form' and complete the online application form. Please ensure that you have uploaded your supporting documentation. You must tick the box during abstract submission. Please contact Linda Valenzisi from the ADS Secretariat for any further information by email to linda@diabetessociety.com.au

Applications Closing Date: Friday 19 May 2017

ADS ASM Awards Application Form

 

ADS-PINCUS TAFT YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The ADS-Pincus Taft Young Investigator Award is to the value of A$2000. The finalists will be categorised into Basic Science and the award will be given to the best oral presentation by a junior ADS member at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth as judged by peer review and a committee appointed by the ADS Council.

Eligibility is as follows:

1. A financial member of the ADS for 12 months at the time of application
(Member must have joined as an approved member of ADS from May 2016 and Paid subs for 2017)
2. Applicant must not be more than 2 years beyond the award of a doctoral degree (PhD, MD) or fellowship (FRACP)
3. Each applicant must provide a supporting statement including one signed by his/her supervisor or department head, indicating that the work presented is substantially the candidate’s own work
4. Previous winners of this award are in-eligible to apply
5. Finalist applicants must present work of abstract submitted for the conference; if not they will be in-eligible to receive the award

6-8 applicants will be selected from abstracts to present in the ADS-Pincus Taft Young Investigators Session.

To apply: Please click on 'ADS ASM Awards Application Form' and complete the online application form. Please ensure that you have uploaded your supporting documentation. You must tick the box during abstract submission. Please contact Linda Valenzisi from the ADS Secretariat for any further information by email to linda@diabetessociety.com.au

Applications Closing Date: Friday 19 May 2017

 

ADS PRESIDENT'S YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The ADS President's Young Investigator Award is to the value of A$2000. The finalists will be categorised into Clinical Research and the award will be given to the best oral presentation by a junior ADS member at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth as judged by peer review and a committee appointed by the ADS Council.

Eligibility is as follows:

1. A financial member of the ADS for 12 months at the time of application
(Member must have joined as an approved member of ADS from May 2016 and Paid subs for 2017)
2. Applicant must not be more than 2 years beyond the award of a doctoral degree (PhD, MD) or fellowship (FRACP)
3. Each applicant must provide a supporting statement including one signed by his/her supervisor or department head, indicating that the work presented is substantially the candidate’s own work
4. Previous winners of this award are in-eligible to apply
5. Finalist applicants must present work of abstract submitted for the conference; if not they will be in-eligible to receive the award

6-8 applicants will be selected from abstracts to present in ADS Presidents Young Investigators Session.

To apply: Please click on 'ADS ASM Awards Application Form' and complete the online application form. Please ensure that you have uploaded your supporting documentation. You must tick the box during abstract submission. Please contact Linda Valenzisi from the ADS Secretariat for any further information by email to linda@diabetessociety.com.au

Applications Closing Date: Friday 19 May 2017

ADS ASM Awards Application Form

2016 ADS-MSD Travel Grant to ADA

2016 ADS-MSD Travel Grant to ADA

The Australian Diabetes Society is pleased to call for applications for the 2016 ADS-MSD Travel Grant to attend the American Diabetes Association meeting to be held in New Orleans in Louisiana, USA from 10-14 June 2016. The merit-based travel grant will be up to the value of A$3,000 and awarded to a PhD student applicant.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of ADS at the time of application
  • Be presenting at ADA in New Orleans (poster or oral)
  • Be a PhD or Masters student, or <1 year from submitting their PhD. Preference will be given to current students. Please include commencement date and planned thesis submission date
  • Agree to provide a written report within 2 months of the meeting for the ADS newsletter
  • Acknowledge the travel grant in their presentation

To apply, please submit:

  • A 1-page cover letter describing what benefit you expect to obtain from the meeting, and any other associated lab / other scientific visits
  • A letter of support from your supervisor
  • A short CV (maximum of 4 pages), in 12 point font, including qualifications, publications, and presentations
  • A copy of your abstract
  • A copy of the acceptance from the ADA
  • A budget, including receipts where available, and
  • A statement including ALL other sources of support and ALL other sources of pending support for attending the meeting.

The travel grant applications should be directed to Ms Suzie Neylon, CEO at the Australian Diabetes Society on email suzie@diabetessociety.com.au and include the grant name in the subject line of the email.

Applications Closing Date: Applications have now closed

Applications will be peer-reviewed. The travel grant is merit based, and we reserve the right not to award the funds in this round if there are no qualifying applicants of suitable calibre.  The ADS is very grateful to MSD for providing support of the travel grant to ADS members.

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grants for 2018

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grants For 2018

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. We are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. This year the Diabetes Australia Research Program should provide over $3.6 million to vital diabetes research projects across Australia. Applications for the 2018 Grant Round are now open and projects across all areas of diabetes research will be considered. Projects focused on self-monitoring & self-management of diabetes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diabetes, and behavioural research are encouraged.

In 2018, grants may be awarded in the following categories:
• two $150,000 Millennium Awards - one for type 1 diabetes and one for type 2 diabetes; and
• an unspecified number of General Grants, up to $60,000 per grant

Applications Closing Date: Friday 5 May 2017


Applications forms and further information are available at www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/research (Please click here to download the flyer)

2017 ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award

2017 ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award


The Australian Diabetes Society invites nominations for the 2017 ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award for an Australian researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to Diabetes data collection in Australia. The Award will be considered by a review committee consisting of prominent Australian diabetes researchers with the option to co-opt international referees.  The nominee must be a financial member of the ADS and have been a member for at least 12 months at the time of their nomination for this award.  At least one of the Nominator/s must be an ADS member and nominations can be self-initiated or initiated by colleagues.

Categories of merit include:

    • Multiple / Significant / Substantial Publications (or In Press) involving data collection, collation, analysis and reporting (beyond ‘routine day-to-day’ minimum dataset collection);
    • Something ‘Novel’ regarding data collection / reporting – development of data systems;
    • Substantial contribution to data issues (attendance / chair of Committee(s) on data issues – developing standards etc);
Nominations should include a letter (not exceeding 2 pages) clearly stating the basis of the nomination and a full curriculum vitae and be sent to:


Dr Sof Andrikopoulos
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Diabetes Society
145 Macquarie Street
SYDNEY   NSW   2000
Fax:  02-9252 3668
Email: ceo@diabetessociety.com.au 

Further enquiries can be directed to Dr Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO, ADS on telephone (02) 9256 5462 or email ceo@diabetessociety.com.au

Nominations Closing Date: Friday 30 June 2017