Early Career Researcher Overseas Conference Support 2014

The Sydney Medical School, in partnership with the DVC (Research), is funding international conference support. The scheme is aimed at teaching and research academic staff in the first ten years of their PhD award. The goal is to help our newer members of staff to develop their research profiles. If you meet the criteria stated in the Guidelines, and are presenting at or are considering attending a conference between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, we encourage you to apply.

Successful applicants will be awarded up $2,500 to cover registration, travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

To be considered an Early Career Researcher under this scheme the applicant must have been awarded their PhD in 2004 or since, and hold an academic appointment in Sydney Medical School up to and including Level C at the date of application. The applicant must hold an academic appointment in Sydney Medical School at the proposed time of travel. Researchers working within the Medical Research Institutes are eligible, provided that they meet the criteria outlined in the Guidelines.

Please note that a three year exclusion period now applies to applicants who have been awarded this grant in the past three years at the application date.

2014 Guidelines - PDF

2014 Application Form - PDF

Applications are now closed, a further call for applications will be made in 2015

Inquiries and Applications

Helen Triantafyllou Early Career Researcher Conference Award

In memory of the late Helen Triantafyllou, who passed away suddenly on 27 November 2012, the Sydney Medical School will be offering a named award to the highest ranked applicant for the ECR Overseas Conference Support scheme.

Helen Triantafyllou was well known in the Sydney Medical School, having spent eight years in the Faculty as Office Manager, Postgraduate Education Manager and finally as the Manager of the Office of Research and Research Training. Helen was passionate in supporting and championing early careers researchers. We are privileged to be able to honour Helen’s memory in this way.

* No separate application is required as applicants will be automatically considered for this award based on their ECR Overseas Conference Support application *