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Monday 9th December 2019 | Auckland

MND New Zealand Travel Grants

The MND New Zealand Travel Grants aim to support existing and potential researchers who are working towards a better future for people living with motor neurone disease (MND). Providing opportunities to attend conferences with expert presentations is a well-recognised means of facilitating knowledge exchange between current and potential researchers, and increasing research activity.

The purpose of this grant is to enable Health and Social Care professionals and researchers, with an interest in MND, to attend MND New Zealand Research Conference which, for financial reasons, they would not otherwise be able to attend.

A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The grants will cover return domestic economy flights within New Zealand (or petrol costs if applicable), 1 nights’ accommodation in Auckland (if required) and registration to the Conference. MND New Zealand will make the bookings for flights, accommodation and registration. The travel grant does not cover subsistence costs. Grants cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Timelines

Applications close 7th October 2019
Travel Grants awarded 21st October 2019
Early registration closes 4th November 2019

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must be a current researcher (or intending to commence research) with an interest in motor neurone disease, and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent New Zealand resident.

Applications are open to all past and present Honours/Masters/PhD students, research assistants, and early-career researchers (ECR) whose work advances our understanding of MND and/or contributes to improved clinical management of people with MND. In alignment with many competitive grant agencies, ECRs are defined as researchers who have completed their PhD in the last five years. ‘Early Career Researcher (ECR)’ may also refer to research assistants and clinicians within five years of receiving their speciality, and clinicians and health professionals with equivalent experience (including registrars) who are building their research credentials.

Applications will be evaluated by the MND New Zealand Research Committee against the listed set criteria.

Please click below for full details and application form.

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