Detailed below is a brief description of the various research scholarships, prizes, awards and travelling fellowships available to CSANZ members.  
For further enquiries please phone the CSANZ office on +61 2 9226 7900 or email us 

2022 CSANZ Research Scholarships

Call for Applications:  Applications are now open for all current financial CSANZ Members at the time of applying.

The CSANZ Research Scholarship is intended to provide support for CSANZ Members who wish to pursue a career in cardiovascular research.
To obtain more information please download the following documents:

Applications close:  Monday, 11 October 2021

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.



Applications are now open for the following UK Fellowships.

Please click on the links below to view details of each of these prestigious Fellowships, for eligibility criteria and how to apply.  

2022 ANZET-UK Structural and Intervention Fellowships at Leeds General Infirmary
2022 CSANZ-UK Interventional Fellowship at Wythenshawe University Hospital, South Manchester.

Applications close on Friday, 6 August, 2021.



E-Fellowships are now available via CSANZ to assist with the costs of registation for anyone who has had an abstract accepted for a major international conference. Applicants must be current financial CSANZ members at the time of application, and who have had an abstract accepted for presentation, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.

For more information and to apply please download the following 

2021 e-Fellowships Notice


CSANZ Awards

There are three CSANZ Awards; Distinguished Service, President’s Medal 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 of download

 Awards Criteria



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.

Applications for the 2022 R T Hall Prize will open in September 2021. 

View previous R T Hall Prize Recipients list here


Ralph Reader Prize

The Ralph Reader Prize was originally the Young Investigators Award and was first presented in 1980.  It was named after Dr Ralph Reader as a tribute to his encouragement of young investigators during his time as Medical Director of the National Heart Foundation from 1961-70 and as Director and Chief Executive from 1970 until his retirement in 1980.

The Ralph Reader Prize remains the most prestigious research award to young investigators by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).

Finalists will be selected in each section, Clinical and Basic Science, to present their work in the Ralph Reader prize session at the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Ralph Reader Prize is awarded to the best individual presentation in each prize session.

Applications have closed for the 2021 Ralph Reader Prize.


Travelling Fellowships

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 Members (nurse, allied health, trainees) 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.

Applications have closed for 2021. 


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 Members (Nurse, Allied Health or scientist) for at least one year.

Applications have closed for 2021.


Scholarships and Prizes