Scholarships and Fellowships

Prize And Fellowship Descriptors

Detailed below is a brief description of the various Prizes and Fellowships which CSANZ provides for members.

For further enquiries please phone +61 2 9226 7900 or email info@csanz.edu.au.


CSANZ Awards

There are four CSANZ Awards; Distinguished Service, President’s Medal, Young Investigators Award and Distinguished Career Achievement Awards. If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to any of these categories, you may nominate them for a CSANZ Award.

To find out about each Award click here.


R T Hall Prize

The R T Hall Prize is the most prestigious research award of CSANZ and recognises the achievements of senior and established investigators. The Prize is awarded in open competition and is directed towards recognition of sustained and outstanding research achievement.

The R T Hall Prize will be awarded to an individual investigator for a coherent body of work, which advances knowledge of the cardiovascular system and its diseases. In exceptional circumstances, the Prize may be awarded to a small group for an outstanding contribution in the field of cardiology. The work must have been published in a scientific journal or journals. Work published in book-form and thesis, which has been accepted for higher degrees, may also be submitted. The investigator must be a CSANZ member and the work must have been substantially undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.

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CSANZ Research Scholarships

The CSANZ Research Scholarship is intended to provide support for CSANZ members who wish to pursue a career in cardiovascular research. Research Scholarships are open to all current financial CSANZ members at the time of applying. The Scholarships will be awarded only to applicants whose research is to be conducted in Australia or New Zealand. Only those applicants who are enrolled as full time students (e.g. for PhD or MD) will be eligible to receive the Scholarship as a tax-free stipend.

The value of the Scholarship will be equivalent to the NHF Postgraduate Medical or Non-Medical Scholarship (depending on the candidate’s academic qualifications) and will be payable for one year.

It is expected that the CSANZ Scholarship will provide successful applicants with sufficient research experience to enable them to secure an NHF and/or NH&MRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship to support their ongoing research activity in subsequent years.

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Travelling Fellowships – ACC, AHA & ESC

The Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for investigators in the early stage of their research career, to present at a major international conference. Applicants must be current financial CSANZ members at the time of application, who have an abstract accepted for presentation, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

American Heart Association (AHA)

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)


Travelling Fellowships – Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)

The Fellowships are designed to help defray the costs of registration, travel and accommodation to the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting. Applicants must be current financial CSANZ Associate or Affiliate Members for at least one year at the time of applying and be the presenting author of the accepted paper. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of abstract grading. Equal preference will be given to oral and poster presentation.

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Affiliate Clinical Development Award (CDA)

The Awards are intended to further develop the successful candidate through an increase in their clinical knowledge and expertise, an increased awareness of research and evidence-based practice and will also allow the successful candidate to build on their professional network. In particular, this strategy addresses succession planning for leadership positions in cardiovascular practice, research, education and management. Candidates applying for a CDA are not required to have an abstract accepted for presentation at the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting. Applicants must be current financial CSANZ Affiliate Members for at least one year.

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CSANZ Heart Failure Council Travel Grant

The Heart Failure Council has provided travel grants for investigators in the early stage of their research career, to present at a major international conference. Applicants must be current financial CSANZ members at the time of application, who have an abstract on a topic relevant to Heart Failure accepted for presentation, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.

CSANZ Heart Failure Council travel grant for the European Society of Cardiology – Heart Failure Meeting, 23 – 26 May 2015, Seville, Spain

CSANZ Heart Failure Council travel grant for the International Society For Heart & Lung Transplantation, 15 – 18 April 2015, Nice, France

CSANZ Heart Failure Council travel grant for the Heart Failure Society of America Meeting, 26 – 29 September 2015, Washington DC


CSANZ Indigenous Researcher/Scientist Scholarship 

The CSANZ Indigenous Researcher/Scientist Scholarship is awarded to enable scholars to undertake a clinical research project directed towards improving the cardiovascular health of Indigenous populations of Australia and/or New Zealand.  The Scholarship is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand who are of Indigenous background (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Maori or Pacific Islander).  The applicant will be a health worker, post graduate scholar (Masters, PhD) or Post Doctoral Scientist working in the field of Indigenous cardiovascular health.  The Scholarship will be awarded only to applicants whose research is to be conducted in Australia or New Zealand.

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The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research – Early Career Research Transition Grants 

The Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are open for Early Career Research Transition Grants.  These new grants of up to $20,000 each are intended for early career researchers who need help in reestablishing their research as a result of change in physical location, direction or research or a major career interruption.

The Closing Date for application is Monday 2 November.  Please read the Information for Applicants and the Application Form for further details.