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 


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 either the Clinical Section or the Basic & Translational Science section, to present their work in the Ralph Reader prize final at the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Ralph Reader Prize is awarded to the best individual presentation in each prize session.

Applications are now open and will close at 6pm (AEDT) on 14 March 2022.

Read more about nomination eligibility and criteria here for 2022 


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.

Nominations for the R T Hall Prize 2022 have now closed.

Read more about nomination eligibility and criteria here for 2022            View all previous R T Hall Prize Recipients (from 1965 to 2021)


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 more about each of these awards, click on the link below:

 Download CSANZ Awards Criteria


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 will open in May 2022


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 will open in May 2022


2022 CSANZ Research Scholarships

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:

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 that of the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (depending on the candidate’s academic qualifications).

Applications for 2022 have now closed. 



Applications are now open for the following 2023 UK structural and interventional fellowships:

  • ANZET-UK Structural Fellowship at Leeds General Infirmary
  • ANZET-UK Intervention Fellowship at Leeds General Infirmary

Details and eligibility criteria for these Fellowships can be found at this link.

  • CSANZ-UK Interventional Fellowship at Wythenshawe University Hospital, South Manchester.

Details and eligibility criteria for this Fellowship can be found at this link.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and letters of support from two supervisory consultants to A/Prof Ajay Sinhal at

Applications close on Friday, 25 February 2022.

Scholarships and Prizes