Industry Research Grants


APEG INDUSTRY RESEARCH GRANTS 2019 RESEARCH GRANTS

AIMS

  • These grants are used to support research in Australia and New Zealand at an early to mid-career level.
  • To support new projects and pilot studies in paediatric endocrinology

AVAILABLE GRANTS

  • All but Sandoz grant listed below are are for research into any aspect of paediatric endocrinology or diabetes.
  • Sandoz grant is to support new research and pilot studies in the field of growth disturbances in paediatric endocrinology in Australia and New Zealand
$60,000 $25,000
   
$15,000
$15,000
$10,000

Grants listed are correct at the time of print and subject to change.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applications are invited from APEG members who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who are currently residing, working and conducting research within Australasia.

For Grants of $50,000 or more

  • The Principle Investigator must be a financial APEG member.
  • Successful applicants are required to conduct the majority of their research within Paediatric Endocrinology Units within Australasia
  • Applications are to be focused on the paediatric population, for children and adolescents under the age of 20 years
  • As of the 01 January 2020 you must be:
    • A current trainee in paediatric endocrinology in Australia or NZ, or
    • Within 5 years (or FTE*) of being awarded FRACP, or
    • Within 5 years (or FTE*) of having completed paediatric endocrinology training (as determined by the RACP Endocrinology SAC) or gaining you rphD (whichever is earliest), or
    • a qualified diabetes or endocrine nurse, allied health, scientist or lab staff member engaged in paediatric endocrinology and less than 5 years post endocrine qualification of PhD (whichever is earliest)
  • Applicants will only be awarded a grant of $50,000 or more on one occasion.  However they will be eligible to apply for other APEG Industry Grants <$50,000 in subsequent years, with consideration given where applicants have not been awarded a previous grant.
  • Recipients of a previous APEC grant, are now eligible to apply for any APEG Industry Research Grant in subsequent years, although consideration will be given where applicants have not been awarded a previous grant.
  • There is no restriction to the number of applications per primary investigator , but only one grant will be awarded per investigator per year.
  • Recipients of a previous APEG grant who have not fulfilled conditions of the grant are ineligible to re-apply for any APEG grant.
  • Stand-alone grants will be given preference over top-up grants
  • Grants of academic excellence will be given priority
  • It is desirable to have ethics approval from the relevant body prior to grant application, but this is not a necessity. Ideally, ethics approval should be gained within 6 months of being awarded the grant and WILL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR RELEASE OF FUNDING.
  • Your application must be basic science or clinical research with a study protocol that has not already been initiated. Applications of either type will be treated equally.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed
  • Grant can be used for salary of the principal investigator.
    * Evidence that within 5 years FTE may be provided on an additional A4 page in CV

For grants less than $50,000

  • The Principle Investigator must be a financial APEG member.
  • Successful applicants are required to conduct the majority of their research within Paediatric Endocrinology Units within Australasia.
  • Applications are to be focused on the paediatric population, for children and adolescents under the age of 20 years
  • As of the 01 January 2020 you must be:
    • A current trainee in paediatric endocrinology in Australia or NZ, or
    • Within 10 years (or FTE*) of being awarded FRACP, or
    • Within 10 years (or FTE*) of having completed paediatric endocrinology training (as determined by the RACP Endocrinology SAC) or gaining your PhD (whichever is earliest), or
    • a qualified diabetes or endocrine nurse, allied health, scientist or lab staff member engaged in paediatric endocrinology and less than 10 years post endocrine qualification of PhD (whichever is earliest)
  • Applicants will only be awarded a grant of $50,000 or more on one occasion
  • Recipients of any previous APEG industry research grant are now eligible to apply for apply in subsequent years for the same or other APEG industry grants, however the former will not apply when the previous grant was worth ≥ $50,000. Consideration will be given where applicants have not been awarded a previous grant.
  • There is no restriction to the number of applications per primary investigator , but only one grant will be awarded per investigator per year.
  • Preference will be given to early career researchers where 2 grants are ranked equally
  • Recipients of any previous APEG Industry Research Grant who have not fulfilled conditions of the grant are ineligible to re-apply for any APEG grant.
  • Stand-alone grants will be given preference over top-up grants
  • Grants of academic excellence will be given priority
  • It is desirable to have ethics approval from the relevant body prior to grant application, but this is not a necessity. Ideally, ethics approval should be gained within 6 months of being awarded the grant and WILL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR RELEASE OF FUNDING.
  • Your application must be basic science or clinical research with a study protocol that has not already been initiated. Applications of either type will be treated equally.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed
  • Grant cannot be used for salary of the principal investigator.

    * Evidence that within 5 or 10 years FTE may be provided on an additional A4 page in CV

TENURE OF ALL GRANTS

APEG Secretariat  will distribute funding for each APEG Industry Grant award to its maximum value for one year from 01 January 2020 to conduct the proposed research study (In extenuating circumstances extensions may be made, but these decisions will be made at the discretion of APEG Council).

Please note that the funding proposals for each research project should not exceed the amount of the grant applied for, or where they do, evidence of available alternative funding for these sections of the project should be provided. The project scope should reflect the funding amount awarded. The applicant must indicate in their grant application under the ‘budget’ section what proportion of the proposal will be covered by the APEG Industry Grant and if other funding is being received for the proposal then details must be entered as to where from, e.g. existing NHMRC grant or other philanthropic grant.

Grant recipients must notify APEG of any other funding obtained (or applied for) during the duration of the grant, with a full Grant Proposal and Budget provided.

Funding will be available after 1 January 2020 once evidence of ethics approval for each (and all) sections of the proposal is provided.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applications are restricted to four (4) A4 pages (plus references, 2 page CV & supporting letter from supervisor) of principle investigator, including previous publications and research grants awarded. Applications longer than four (4) A4 pages will not be reviewed.

Applications should be submitted via the advertised online process and provide the following information:

  • Project title Name, qualifications and contact details of the applicant
  • Name, qualifications and addresses of co-investigators
  • Previous APEG grants within last 10 years, including title of grant, year of funding, title of abstract presented at APEG and publication(s) related to it.
  • Introduction, Hyporthesis, Aims, Methods, statistics
  • Research protocol
  • Significance of the study
  • Detailed budget
  • Details of other financial support (including other applications pending for similar projects, even under another chief investigator)
  • If the study is multicentre, or involves a registry or research network (eg: ADDN), a letter of consent or endorsement from other centres or registry or network involved is required
  • Role of the applicant
  • List of applicant’s other clinical/ research commitments during the study period and provide an explanation of how you will split these commitments to complete your project within the timeline.
  • A letter from your supervisor or department head supporting the project, including confirmation that they have reviewed the application in full and that required infrastructure to support the study is available at the institution.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR SUCCESS

Ensure:

  • Your supervisor reviews and provides guidance on your application
  • Clear, focused aims and hypothesis
  • Design matches aims and hypothesis
  • Clear justification of your budget
  • Your role in the study is clearly defined (and you define how you can manage competing training/clinical/research loads).
  • Consistency across your application

Please note that the Institutional Ethics Committee approval is not a requirement at the application stage, however this is a required document prior to any financial payments should the application be successful in obtaining an APEG Industry Research Grant.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of the application please contact APEG Secretary, Dr Helen Woodhead via the APEG Secretariat

GRANT CONDITIONS

APEG Industry Grants are awarded with the expectation that timely submissions for presentation will be made at appropriate medical meetings or research forums and those papers will be submitted for publication in appropriate peer-reviewed medical journals.

Fulfillment of the Grant Award Requires:

  1. Notification of other successful grants related to the submission within the year the grant was awarded (with budget and the other grant(s) details supplied).
  2. Submission of ethics approval within 6 months of receiving the award (funding will be released after receipt of ethics approval).
  3. Annual research report submitted to APEG secretariat prior to each Annual Report (where it will be published), until research results are published.
  4. Research findings derived from APEG Industry Research Grants need to be submitted as an abstract for presentation at the APEG ASM within 2 years of receiving the funding
  5. APEG acknowledgement on publication(s) related to grant
  6. Provide APEG with links to any publication(s), such that they can be linked on the APEG website.
  7. While sometimes a negative study result, or other issues, may lead to failure of progress on a study, where there is failure to produce an annual report, or no valid explanation for failure to meet predicted milestones on a project, APEG reserves the right to recall awarded monies.
  8. No study payments will be made directly to the Grant Recipient. APEG Secretariat will pay such funds to the Grant Recipient’s nominated Institution.

Deadline: Monday 27 May, midnight AEST

Applications received after deadline will not be considered for the grants