At a glance
Applicants must be:
- Australian citizens, or;
- Permanent residents currently residing in Australia, or;
- Temporary residents holding JDRF research awards, currently working at an Australian institution.
Note that previous winners of this award are eligible to reapply.
About the award
JDRF provides grants of up to $2,000 for domestic travel, and up to $4,000 for international travel to early stage scientists, and allied health/nursing professionals. The awards are designed to provide funding for travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering the recipient’s expertise in type 1 diabetes research or management.
EARLY-STAGE RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANTS
This program is designed to support medical or science graduates in the early stages of their research career (eg current PhD students, or not more than five years post-doctoral). The applicant must be committed to the mission of JDRF to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications, and demonstrate relevance to one of JDRF’s therapeutic areas: Beta Cell Therapies, Immune Therapies, Complications Therapies or Glucose Control.
ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING TRAVEL GRANTS
This program is designed to support allied health or nursing professionals, or allied health or nursing students enrolled in a post graduate program, whose work/research will impact on the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and their carers and families. The applicant must be committed to the mission of JDRF to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications, and demonstrate relevance to one of JDRF’s therapeutic areas: Beta Cell Therapies, Immune Therapies, Complications Therapies or Glucose Control.
The term 'allied health' refers to health professionals usually considered part of the diabetes management team – i.e. diabetes educators, dieticians, psychologists, social workers, and podiatrists. In addition other allied health professionals who are considered relevant to the management of type 1 diabetes, such as exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and pharmacists, will also be considered.
How to apply
Applications remain open year round, and are considered in two funding rounds throughout the year. Travel must be taking place after the date of cut off for consideration. Timelines for 2016 funding rounds are as follows:
Applications Close Announcement of Awards
Round 1 February 28, 2016 July 3, 2016
Round 2 April 26, 2016 August 29, 2016
Please visit http://jdrf.org.au/research/travel-grants to download application forms. Further details on application requirements can be found on the respective application forms.
Applications are to be e-mailed as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note - JDRF may reject applications that do not meet the above requirements. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted without prior discussion with JDRF staff. JDRF will not accept applications for meetings/visits that have already occurred.Applications close:28 February 2016Before you apply:
- You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.
Enquiries about this scholarship02 9020 6121