RESEARCH, GRANTS AND PRIZES

Research and Travel Grants

The Australasian College of Dermatologists has established an award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students /junior doctors to attend the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).  The next meeting will be held in Melbourne, 18-21 May 2019.

Applications have now closed.

Type: Trainee Grant

For: Trainees to travel to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

Who’s Eligible: College Trainees completing the Fellowship exam

Amount: Up to $8,000

Awarded: Post Fellowship exam to the most meritorious candidate in the Fellowship exam.

About the Grant: Galderma Australia Pty Ltd makes available $8,000.00 for the most meritorious candidate in the Fellowship Examination, as determined by the College Board of Directors on the recommendation of the National Examinations Committee.

The Award: The cost of airfare and accommodation for the travel to the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology will be covered. The recipient is expected to visit several dermatology departments as well as attending the Academy Meeting.

Recipients of this Fellowship are asked to apply for reimbursement of their expenses. Recipients will be required to furnish receipts and other documentation to substantiate their expenses.

Award conditions: The recipient must prepare a report, within three months upon return, for the Board meeting prior to the ASM. The report may be required to be presented at the ASM, and will be published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.

Past Recipients
2016 Dr Georgina Lyons
2015 Dr Christopher Heyes
Dr Julia Rhodes
2014 Dr Ann Boyapati
2013 Dr Lauren Young
2012 Dr Glen Foxton
2011 Dr Alana Tuxen
2010 Dr Kate Borchard
2009 Dr Yee Jen Tai
2008 Dr Genevieve Sadler
2007 Dr Gregory Butler
2006 Dr Gayle Ross
2005 Dr Amanda Dore
2004 Dr Adriene Lee
2003 Dr Laura Scardamaglia
2002 Dr Michael Sharkey
2001 Dr Clare Tait
2000 Dr Roland Brand
1999 Dr Belina Welsh
1998/ Dr Samantha Conias
1997 Dr Megan Andrews
1996 Dr Christopher McCormack
1995 Dr Bruce Tate
1994 Dr Douglas McColl
1993 Dr Karen Stapleton
1992 Dr Irene Grigoris
1991 Dr Timothy Elliott
1990 Dr Christopher Baker
1989 Dr Anne O’Neill
1988 Dr William Ryman
1987 Dr Elizabeth Willsteed
1986 Not awarded
1985 Dr Rodney O’Keefe
1984 Dr Gregory Goodman
1983 Dr Peta Mclaran
1982 Dr Frank Isaacs
1981 Dr Timothy O’Brien
1980 Dr Phillip Swarbrick
1979 Dr Dudley Hill
1978 Dr Philip Sion Bekhor
1977 Dr Ivan Maxell Robertson (inaugural)

Type: Research Award

For: Best research paper accepted for publication on alopecia in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology

Who’s Eligible:  Fellows/trainees

Amount: $2,000

Application Close: 13 December

About the Grant: In 2012, the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation established a yearly grant of $2,000.00.  The grant is to reward and recognise the publication of a research paper in advancing the knowledge of an aspect of alopecia areata.

Criteria for Eligibility:  The paper should be on research of some aspect of Alopecia Areata. The paper must be published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.

The Award: $2,000.00

How to Apply: Online submission via the link below. Please include your paper and date of publication (Volume, Issue, Month, Year) in your submission.

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The F.C. Florance Bequest is in memory of Dr Florance, one of Sydney’s early dermatologists and a founder of the College, who believed that all dermatologists should benefit from overseas dermatological training and exposure in order to expand their ideas of practice. He helped ex-servicemen establish their dermatological practices upon returning from WW2.

The F.C. Florance Bequest Fellowships encourage and enable College Fellows to undertake an approved course of study which will broaden their clinical dermatological expertise, to travel and benefit from interaction with overseas dermatologists. Each application is assessed on its individual merits and the submission of an application does not automatically qualify for a grant from the Bequest. The bequest is an endowment from the estate of Mrs Dorothy Florance in memory of Dr HC Florance.

Type: Fellow Grant

For: Fellows to undertake an approved course of study overseas

Who’s Eligible: College Fellows

Amount: Varies

Application Close: 30 September

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Be graduates of the Australasian College of Dermatologists holding FACD.
  2. Provide a specific plan of the work which they intend to carry out while holding the Fellowship.
  3. Have arranged work at an appropriate institution (or institutions) prior to their application for the Fellowship and will have proof that such jobs have been accepted, or are likely to be accepted.
  4. Have reasonable prospects of a responsible position in Australia on completion of the Fellowship.
  5. Fellowships will only be tenable to institutions approved by the Committee on behalf of the Board of Directors.

The Award

Awarding of the Fellowships is subject to the following conditions. However, the Board of Directors of College may from time to time, vary the conditions under which the Fellowship is made and may make the application of such variations prospectively or retrospectively.

1. Timing of Fellowships

  • Fellowships are awarded annually.
  • A Fellow must take up the Fellowship within 12 months of the offer of the award, except where the Committee has granted special permission to do otherwise.

2. Expenses Claimable under the F.C. Florance Bequest

  • Tuition or Course Fees: Essential fees incurred, such as fees imposed by institutions or bodies.
  • Travel Expenses: Transfer expenses of the person and his/her family and essential goods from their normal place of residence to the institution of training.
  • Accommodation Expenses: Reasonable accommodation costs in or near the training institution.
  • Reasonable Living Expenses: Reasonable day to day costs of living in the overseas country.

3. Terms of Fellowship and Method of Payment

  • Fellowships shall normally be awarded for twelve months.
  • The method of payment shall generally be divided and given in two equal instalments, half before departure and half some months later.
  • Variations in times and methods of payment may be made in a manner determined by the Board.

4. The Amount of Payment

  • The amount of each Fellowship shall be determined by the Board after recommendations from the Committee.
  • In general the amounts awarded will be commensurate with other similar Fellowships such as those awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • The Fellowship shall be used to support the Fellow for up to 12 months, or a period determined by the Board, while undergoing the specified study. The Fellowship shall be used solely for the purpose specified in the Award.

5. Other Fees

  • All other fees, subscriptions and expenses incurred during the tenure of the Fellowship shall be payable by the Fellow.
  • In exceptional circumstances the Fellow may submit a claim for additional monies for consideration by the Committee. Such extra amounts may be granted after approval by the Board.

6. Additional Awards

  • The Fellow may not hold other Fellowships or Awards during the period in which he/she holds the F.C. Florance Bequest Fellowship, except where approval has been obtained from the Board. Funding from any other source, i.e. pharmaceutical companies, other medical bodies, etc., should be disclosed (including the amount of the grant) at the time of application.
  • Acceptance of other awards would be on the grounds that the extra award does not result in any extra obligation being placed on the Fellow.

7. Termination of a Fellowship

  • The Board may at its discretion for what is considered grave cause suspend the tenure of a Fellowship for such time as is thought fit or deprive a Fellow of his/her Fellowship and from that day the entitlement to monies shall cease.

Award Conditions: A report of your activities must be sent to College at the completion of your F.C. Florance Bequest Fellowship. Your report may be published in The Mole or in the College’s annual report. Appropriate acknowledgement of the grant should be made in your report.

How to Apply: Download and complete a copy of the application form below. Submit your application via the ‘Submit Application’ button below.

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Past Recipients
2017 Dr Rebecca Saunderson, Dr Marguerite Seith, Dr Clare Tait
2016 Dr Niyati Sharma, Dr Stephanie Watson
2015 Dr Genevieve Casey, Dr Julia Rhodes, Dr Ryan de Cruz
2014 Dr Stephanie Arnold
2013 Dr Yan Pan, Dr Amanda Saracino, Dr Lauren Young
2012 Dr Desmond Gan, Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan, Dr John Pagliaro, Dr Susan Robertson, Dr Michelle Rodrigues, Dr Leona Yip
2011 Dr Kate Borchard, Dr Anita Lasocki, Dr Liang Joo Leow
2010 Cl. Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer
2009 Dr Claire Grills, Dr Andrew Ming
2008 Dr Sophie Bakis-Petsoglou, Dr Jennifer Cahill, Dr Greg Siller, Dr Jason Wu
2007 Dr Rohan Crouch, Dr Michelle Goh, Dr Shannon Harrison
2006 Dr Nita Agar, Dr Alex Chamberlain, Dr Helen Saunders, Dr Nina Wines
2005 Dr Stephen Gilmore, Dr Anthony Hall, Dr Adriene Lee
2004 Dr Christopher Kearney
2003 Not awarded
2002 Dr Anne Howard
2001 Dr John Sullivan
2000 Dr David Francis, Dr Tasman Lipscombe, Dr Lachlan Warren
1999 Dr Phillip Artemi, Dr David Orchard, Dr David Su, Dr John Sullivan
1998 Dr John Fewings, Dr Shyamala Huilgol
1997 Dr Russell Hills
1996 Dr Douglas McColl, Dr Margaret Oziemski
1995 Dr Jo-Ann See, Dr Margot Whitfeld
1994 Dr Anne Halbert
1993 Dr Timothy Elliott, Dr Gregory Goodman, Dr Catherine Reid, Dr Margot Whitfeld
1992 Dr Thomas Delaney, Dr John Coates, Dr Dudley Hill
1991 Dr Christopher Baker, Dr Peter Hogan, Dr David Leslie, Dr Gillian Marshman
1990 Dr Peter Hogan, Dr Jill Cargnello, Dr Jeremy Horton
1989 Dr Elizabeth Willsteed, Dr Portia Millar, Dr Rosemary Nixon
1988 Dr Shawn Richards
1987 Dr Margaret Stewart, Dr Susanne Freeman

The Australasian College of Dermatologists has established a Scientific Research Committee to assess dermatological research projects and be responsible for the allocation of research funds. All donations for dermatological research purposes will be deposited into the Scientific Research Fund and such donations are tax deductable. The goals of the Fund are to:

  1. Promote, develop, foster and support research by any persons into Dermatology;
  2. Provide funds to other institutions or organisations provided such funds are applied exclusively for the purposes of promoting, developing, fostering and supporting research into Dermatology or allied or associated sciences; and
  3. Encourage and assist research into sciences allied or associated with Dermatology.

Type: Research Grant

For: Dermatological research projects

Who’s Eligible: College Fellows

Amount: up to $25,000

Application Open: 1 November 2019

Application Close: 31 December 2019

Criteria for Eligibility: Download the application form for the list of required details to include in your application.

The Award: Applications up to a total of $25,000 per grant are considered in one round per year.

Award Conditions: A report should be submitted on conclusion of the project for publication, where possible. Appropriate acknowledgement of the grant should be made in any such publications.

How to Apply: Download and complete a copy of the application form below. Submit your application via the ‘Submit Application’ button below.

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Past Recipients
2018 Associate Professor Shyamala Huilgol, Professor Nikolas Haass
2017 Dr Amanda Saracino, Dr Johannes Kern
2016 Dr Mitchell Stark, Dr Shirley Potter
2015 Associate Professor Guy Lyons, Dr Philip Tong
2014 Associate Professor Gayle Fischer, Dr Rosemary Nixon
2013 Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Professor Wolfgang Weninger
2012 Professor Diona Damian, Dr Jatin Patel
2011 Dr Margot Whitfeld, Associate Professor Diona Damian
2010 Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Dr Mathieu Rodero
2009 Associate Professor Gayle Fischer
2008 Associate Professor Stephen Gilmore
2007 Professor Rodney Sinclair
2006 Not awarded
2005 Not awarded
2004 Dr Rodney Sinclair, Dr Margot Whitfeld
2003 Professor Robin Marks
2002 Dr Con Dolianitis, Dr Rodney Sinclair

Type: Trainee Grant

For: The Fellowship may be used by trainees for 12 months accredited training for the FACD, to gain dermatological experience and relevant expertise at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Who’s Eligible: The Fellowship shall be awarded annually to a trainee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Amount: Up to $40,000

Australasian College of Dermatologists and the Churchill Hospital have donated $40,000 and £18,000 respectively to enable trainees of the Australasian College of Dermatologists to obtain clinical dermatological experience at the Churchill Hospital. The amount available for the Fellowship may vary from year to year.

The grant is available for a training position for provisional accreditation as part of the four year training program of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. In addition, to gain accreditation the applicant must submit progress reports of his/her duties by 1 May and 1 September and a detailed report must be submitted at the end of the approved year of training. These reports must be certified by the head of the training program.

Closing Date: Applications should be received no later than 1 March. Under no circumstances will applications be considered if they reach College after this date.

Past Recipients
2012 Dr Genevieve Casey
2011 Dr Stephanie Arnold
2010 Dr Rebecca Dunn
2009 Dr Dougal Coates
2008 Dr Kavita Sriprakash
2007 Dr Cara Holmes
2006 Dr Jennifer Cahill*
2005 Dr Johanna Kuchel*
2004 Dr Shannon Harrison*
2003 Dr Andrew Satchell*
2002 Dr Louise Le Mire*
2001 Dr Alex Chamberlain*
2000 Dr Stuart Murray*
1999 Dr Karen Behne*
1998 Dr Adam Sheridan*
1997 Dr Sally Ball*
1996 Dr Lloyd Hale*
1995 Dr Zoran Gaspar*
1994 Dr Shyamala Huilgol**
1993 Dr Rodney Sinclair**
1992 Dr Thomas Delaney, FACD**
1991 Dr Mark Healsmith**
1990 Dr Ian Younger**
1989 Dr Linda Pepall**

* Recipients of the Novartis Dermatology Research Fellowship

** Recipients of the Novartis (formerly Sandoz) Dermatology Research Fellowship before being attached to the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Type: Trainee Grant

For: The Fellowship may be used by trainees for 12 months accredited training for the FACD, to gain dermatological experience and relevant expertise at the St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London, UK.

Who’s Eligible: The Fellowship shall be awarded annually to a trainee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Amount: Up to $40,000

The Australasian College of Dermatologists donates $40,000 to enable trainees of the Australasian College of Dermatologists to obtain clinical dermatological experience at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. This will be supplemented by a grant from St John’s. Currently the Fellowship is with Dr Sean Whittaker. The amount available for this fellowship may vary from year to year.

In the past, St John’s has provided free accommodation to the Fellowship holder, as well as payment for some hospital clinics. It is expected that these arrangements will continue. This Fellowship was previously offered as the Roche Travelling Scholarship.

The grant is available for a training position for provisional accreditation as part of the four year training program of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. In addition, to gain accreditation the applicant must submit progress reports of his/her duties by 1 May and 1 September and a detailed report must be submitted at the end of the approved year of training. These reports must be certified by the head of the training program.

Closing Date: Applications should be received no later than 1 March. Under no circumstances will applications be considered if they reach College after this date.

Past Recipients
2014 Dr Annika Smith
2013 Dr Amit Verma
2012 Dr Vanessa Palmer
2011 Dr Linda Martin
2010 Dr Aaron Boyce
2009 Dr Marguerite Byrne
2008 Dr Susan Robertson
2007 Dr Yee Jen Tai
2006 Dr Katherine Armour
2005 Dr Edward Upjohn
2004 Dr Nita Agar
2003 Dr Hoang Ly
2002 Dr Martin Wade
2001 Dr Adriene Lee
2000 Dr Selim Ozluer
1999 Dr Karyn Lun
1998 Dr Eric Poon
1997 Dr Simon Yong-Gee
1996 Dr Robert Stephens
1995 Dr Yu-Chuan Lee
1994 Not awarded
1993 Dr Christina Saywell
1992 Not awarded
1991 Dr Hock Cheng Chua
1990 Dr Elizabeth Chow
1989 Dr Catherine Reid

Type: Trainee Grant

For: Trainee to attend the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Dermatological Society

Who’s Eligible: ACD Trainees for each alternate year (2016, 2018, 2020 etc)

Amount: Up to $2,000

Application Close: 30 June 2018

About the Grant: The Trans-Tasman Exchange Scholarship was established by the Australasian College of Dermatologists and the New Zealand Dermatological Society in 2001 to enable attendance at each association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The scholarship is awarded alternately by the two associations.

The Scholarship is available in 2018 for a trainee enrolled in the Australian Training Program to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Dermatological Society, to be held from 08 – 11 August 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Criteria for Eligibility:  Accepted abstract/paper to the New Zealand Dermatological Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

The Award: The cost of one return economy airfare between the recipient’s home city and the conference city, and accommodation during the meeting. The total value of the scholarship does not exceed AU$2,000. The registration fee of the Annual Scientific Meeting will be waived.

Award Conditions: The recipient is required to present their accepted paper at the New Zealand Dermatological Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting and to provide the College with a report of the conference on return.

How to Apply: Applications should include a letter to the Honorary Secretary setting out reasons as to why they should be selected and a copy of their abstract.  Submit your application via the ‘Submit Application’ button below.

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Past Recipients
2019 Dr AJ Sykes (NZDS)
2018 Dr Sara De Menezes
2017 Dr Helen Gordon (NZDSi)
2016 Not awarded
2015 Dr Peggy Chen (NZDS)
2014 Dr Matthew Lin
2013 Dr Chin Yun Lin (NZDS)
2012 Not awarded
2011 Dr Ritva Vyas (NZDS)
2010 Not awarded
2009 Dr Diana Purvis (NZDS)
2008 Dr Brad Jones (ACD)
2007 Dr Ben Tallon (NZDS)
2006 Dr Wendy Liu (ACD)
2005 Not awarded
2004 Dr Alex Chamberlain (ACD)
2003 Dr Amy Stanway (NZDS)
2002 Dr Adrian Lim (ACD)