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The Concord Research Office

CRGH Research Travelling Scholarships

Purpose
Promote excellence in basic, clinical, translational and public health research on the Concord Hospital campus. The programme will provide retrospective support for a recognised scientific conference in Australia or overseas at which the applicant is presenting their original research work. This includes virtual/online conference events.

 Conference travel expenses grants can be used for the following purposes:
- Economy level (or equivalent) airfare, train or bus travel
- Accommodation for the conference
- Registration expenses

Conference travel expenses grants cannot be used for the following purposes:
- Education workshops
- Education courses
- To cover general education expenses


The award
The travel grants can be awarded to a maximum value of $3,000.00. Payments will only be made retrospectively, as a reimbursement, after receipts have been received.


Application Process
Application for travel grants must be made to the CRGH Research Office using the REDCap survey, and must be accompanied by the specified supporting documents.


Application for travel grants must be received and the grant approved before the conference occurs.

Applications for travel grants will not be accepted where the grant cannot be approved in the timeframe set by the CRGH Research Office prior to the conference occurring.


Application Procedure and Closing Dates
Conference travel grants will be awarded on a 6 monthly basis. The next two closing dates for applications are:

  • 13 August 2021 for conference attendance in the period 1 September 2021 to 29 February 2022
  • 11 February 2022 for conference attendance in the period 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022 
     

Applications should be submitted electronically via the following REDCap survey link: https://redcap.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/surveys/?s=4JJDMYLDEL


Conditions
Travel grants are not transferable in person or purpose.

The grant will be awarded subject to notification that the abstract has been accepted by conference organisers for presentation and that the applicant presents the work.

The grant will be awarded, as a reimbursement, after receipts for travel have been received. This means that applicants will have to fund the initial travel costs themselves.

The applicant must acknowledge the funding received from the CRGH Research Committee in their presentation, or display.

Successful applicants must provide a brief written report of the conference to the Research Committee, within 4 weeks of their return.

The project must have received ethics approval from an appropriate credentialed Human Research Ethics Committee.

The applicant can be a Junior Medical Officer, Allied Health staff, Nursing staff, full time Higher Degree Researcher (HDR), unpaid honorary Medical Officer or a grant funded scientist where alternative funding is not available. Paid Staff Specialists or paid Visiting Medical Officers can apply if they are also a full time Higher Degree Researcher.

Preference will be given to early career researchers but applications from senior researchers will be considered.

Travel is not applicable for family members and must be conference related.

Enquiries
Sarah Truong - Acting Research Office Manager
Concord Hospital Research Office, Building 20
Sarah.Truong@health.nsw.gov.au