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Travelling Scholarships

ANZGOSA is very excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 ANZGOSA / Covidien Travelling Scholarships.

Total value of scholarships is $15,000 (excluding GST). Final number of scholarships available will be determined upon receiving all applications.

One scholarship will be awarded to an application attending the 15th ISDE World Congress in Singapore in September 2016 www.isde.net/singapore_2016_world-congress

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a member of ANZGOSA at the time of submitting their application.

All applicants are required to provide specific details of their planned visit to the International Conference in question (1 page), including proposed itinerary, explicit details of work and/or study to be undertaken and envisaged benefits of this activity. Details of any financial support or funding already secured (eg research grants, sponsorship and / or other grants) and the proposed use of the funds should also be included. Please note that additional funding from external bodies may affect selection.

Guidelines for Selection

The aim of the Scholarship is to financially assist ANZGOSA members to attend Conferences (relating to Upper GI Surgery) held overseas.

Selection Criteria:

  • The applicant demonstrating the benefits of his/her attendance at the Conference and ability to share this with the Upper GI surgical community in Australia & New Zealand.
  • Provision of a clear plan of proposed trip.
  • Inclusion of conformation letter from the Society holding the conference with regards to any other funding provided. (if applicable)
  • Consideration will be given to those in their earlier post Fellowship years (ten years), and to those who have not secured alternative financial support.

Financial Arrangements

  • The recipient must refer his/her financial or taxation advisor to ascertain the taxability of the stipend.
  • Payment of the award will be made in one instalment after attendance.
  • The Scholarship will only be paid on receipt of a valid tax receipts and attendance certificate.

Reporting and Other Requirements

On completion of the Scholarship, the recipient is required to:

  • Provide a written report on their experience for the ANZGOSA Board and be prepared to present a brief descriptive paper at the next ANZGOSA Annual Scientific Meeting / Conference following their return.
  • Prepare a paper suitable for production in any ANZGOSA publications and website.

Applicants should provide specific details of their planned visit to the International Conference in question (1 page), including proposed itinerary, explicit details of work and/or study to be undertaken and envisaged benefits of this activity. Details of any financial support or funding already secured (eg research grants, sponsorship and / or other grants) and the proposed use of the funds should also be included, to Leanne Rogers, Executive Officer ANZGOSA, P.O. Box 374, Belair S.A. 5052, or email anzgosa@gmail.com.

For further information please contact the Executive Officer atanzgosa@gmail.com

Applications close 5pm, Friday 22nd April, 2016

 

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