Travel grants and secondments

|Travel grants and secondments
Travel grants and secondments 2017-10-04T20:16:53+00:00

Information and applications for travel and secondment grants

The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the origins, outcomes and optimal management of polycystic ovary syndrome is offering travel and secondment grants to students and researchers who are working in PCOS addressing the CRE research priority areas of

Key dates

Applications open Thursday 1st June 2017

Applications close Friday 30th June 2017

Successful applicant(s) notified by Friday 28th July 2017

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible the applicant must be:

 Ineligible if:

  • on intermission from candidature for the period of the proposed travel
  • a recipient of an alternative travel grant
  • a previous recipient of a travel or secondment grant awarded by the CRE in PCOS (ie applicants can only be awarded one travel grant and one secondment grant over the life of the CRE).
  • a chief investigator with the CRE

Selection criteria

All applications will be assessed for alignment with CRE activities, the quality of the abstract and/or the benefit to the CRE of the proposed visits or secondments.

General information

  • The CRE travel and secondment grants provide support for students and academic staff to present papers at national and international research conferences and associated visits to prestigious institutions, or to facilitate high quality national or international research interactions.
  • The CRE Training Committee will endeavour to ensure the equitable distribution of funds across the eligible applicants. Applications will be considered on merit, with consideration given to the career stage of the applicants and any career interruptions.
  • Travel and secondment grants will be awarded for high quality, well-documented proposals without any alternative funding source. Proposals should demonstrate clearly the significance of the conference, visit or research interaction and should outline how these will enhance the national or international research profile of the CRE.
  • Only one travel grant and one secondment grant will be made per person over the life of the CRE.
  • Applications will be accepted from researchers who have submitted papers for conferences, but have not yet heard if they have been accepted. Such applications will be considered on the same basis as those where papers have been accepted. Any grants awarded will be conditional on the paper(s) being accepted for presentation and evidence of abstract acceptance must be submitted to Linda Downes, email linda.downes@monash.edu before leaving for the conference.
  • Funds must be returned to the CRE if unforeseen circumstances prevent an awardee from either attending the approved conference or visiting the approved research sites.

Reporting requirements

Awardees must submit a report to Linda Downes, CRE in PCOS Project Manager, email linda.downes@monash.edu within two months of completion of travel. The report should be approx. 200 words outlining the ways in which the conference attendance, overseas visit or secondment has enhanced your research activities and include at least one photograph.  This may be published in the CRE quarterly newsletter.

International travel bookings/ insurance

If your application is successful, it is your responsibility to comply with your University’s protocol for travel (including overseas travel), which may include submitting a travel plan, providing evidence of insurances, etc.  Applications to travel to countries or regions where the DFAT warnings are “Reconsider your need to travel” or ‘Do not travel’ will not be considered.  Please check travel warnings before applying.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit with supporting documentation to linda.downes@monash.edu by Friday 30th June 2017.

Application supporting documentation

Travel grants

  • Copy of applicant’s accepted abstract (or abstract to be submitted). Note:  evidence of abstract acceptance will be required before funds are released
  • If relevant, an itinerary of the applicant’s visits/ meetings being undertaken, including invitations or email confirmations exchanged between the applicant and a third party
  • A one page CV
  • A brief letter of support (maximum of 300 words) signed by the CRE Chief or Associate Investigator
  • Budget summary (e.g. conference attendance, airfares, accommodation costs)

Secondment support

  • An itinerary of the visits/ meetings/ secondments being undertaken, including invitations or email confirmations exchanged between the applicant and a third party
  • A one page CV
  • A brief letter of support (maximum of 300 words) signed by the CRE Chief or Associate Investigator
  • A two page outline of the – work to be undertaken, strategic collaborations to be built, relevance to the CRE and long term career benefit and the timelines of the secondment
  • Budget summary

Contact

Any queries concerning travel and secondment grants should be directed to:

Linda Downes – email linda.downes@monash.edu

How to apply?

Complete the application form and submit with supporting documentation to linda.downes@monash.edu by Friday 30th June 2017.

Key dates

  • Applications open 1st June 2017
  • Applications close 30th June 2017
  • Notifications by 28th July 2017

Have a question?

Please contact
linda.downes@monash.edu