Grants & Awards

See also: Grant/Award Recipients for a list of previous award/grant winners.

HSANZ grants and awards:





To enhance the scientific stature of Australian and New Zealand Haematology by providing the opportunity for medical graduates who are undertaking advanced training in Haematology or science graduates undertaking specialised research in Haematology to gain experience in acknowledged centres of excellence located overseas, in Australia or in New Zealand at the start of their research careers.
Sponsored by:
HSANZ with industry support
For a period of 1 year; up to 7 scholarships with a value of AUD60,000.

Open to Australian and New Zealand HSANZ members who are:

  • Medical graduates who are completing, or have completed, advanced training in Haematology within the previous four years,
  • or
  • Career scientists, within 3 years of award of honours or masters degree:
  1. undertaking specialised research in Haematology, preferably with enrolment in a higher degree, and
  2. able to demonstrate long-term commitment to a career in Haematology.

Australian and New Zealand residents only are eligible.
Past recipients are ineligible.
Scholarships must be used for specialised study in clinical or laboratory Haematology in an internationally recognised centre of excellence.






This year, the HSANZ Council has undertaken a major review of the New Investigator Scholarship and is also negotiating partnerships with other foundations for additional fellowships/PhD Scholarships.

Applications for the HSANZ New Investigator Scholarship and additional co-funded scholarships (to be announced) will be opened in early to mid June 2018. Applications will be considered by the HSANZ Council in late July/ August 2018.
Updated application guidelines will be posted once the scholarship review is complete.

If you would like to be notified when the New Investigator Scholarships are open please contact the HSANZ Secretariate.
Closing date: TBC. Not yet open.



The aim of these grants is to support associate, trainee and full members of the Society, who have attained their post-graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years, to attend and present at an international meeting.
Up to 2 grants of $5000 each
All applications will be considered by HSANZ Council and the successful applicants will be announced at the annual meeting.
Closing date: 2 October 2018
  Application guidelines for educational grants (56 KB)


HSANZ Albert Baikie Memorial Medal


The Albert Baikie Memorial Medal is given to recognise the best oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting, this year it is Blood 2018 in Brisbane, by a new investigator who is a financial member of the Society.

The winner receives a $5,000 prize and is presented with the Baikie Memorial Medal. This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD, or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Special consideration may be made by Council for those people who wish to apply for but who, for other reasons, completed their postgraduate qualification more than 5 years ago.


  1. Applicants must be financial and either full, trainee or associate members of HSANZ by the time of the Annual Scientific Meeting. You may apply for membership at the same time as you submit your application for this award. Membership forms are available at Membership applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by the end of July 2018.
  2. Only ONE abstract is to be nominated by each applicant.
  3. Previous winners of the award are ineligible.

All applications will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HSANZ and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. The closing date for applications is the same as for abstract submission (28 June 2018) and the award is announced during the Meeting. Recipients of travel grants are eligible for the Albert Baikie Award but must complete the relevant section of the abstract submission form.

$5000, Baikie Medal


Apply for the award when submitting your abstract online via the Blood 2018 meeting website.



The prizes are awarded to mid-early career researchers at the Annual Scientific Meeting in each category of clinical and laboratory myeloma research. Funds are to be used towards conference or further training in Myeloma research.


$1500 Clinical Prize
$1500 Laboratory Prize


The grants are decided by the HSANZ council.





The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) provides a number of travel grants to assist members with attendance at annual scientific meetings. This year that meeting is Blood 2018 in Brisbane. Applicants must submit an abstract, register for the meeting and satisfy the criteria.

General criteria

To be eligible all applicants must

  1. be current, financial members of the Society (you may apply for membership when you submit your application for the award). Membership forms are available at . Applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by the end of July 2018.
  2. submit an abstract to the Blood 2018 Meeting (apply for the travel grant online when submitting your abstract)
  3. register for the Meeting by the close of abstract submission date (28 June 2018)
  4. have attained their post graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Trainee members are eligible but members in positions where funding for travel is normally provided (eg hospital staff specialists) will not be considered for travel awards, and
  5. not receive funding from other sources.
  6. be proposed and the proposer’s contact details provided.

Applications will be assessed by the HSANZ Council and applicants will be advised of the outcome four weeks before the meeting. Applicants may also apply for the Albert Baikie Award, by completing the appropriate part of the online application.

Up to $1000
At the HSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting.
Apply for a travel grant when submitting your abstract online via the meeting website. Applicants are advised of the grant at least 4 weeks before the meeting. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not before received an ASM travel grant.




Other (non HSANZ) funding opportunities



Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision
Research Fellowships in aid in Bone Marrow Failure


Victoria Cancer Agency-Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision International Travelling Fellowship – applications for EOI extended. Now close 1 July 2018


The International Travelling Fellowship Scheme is designed to support early-career researchers undertaking high quality translational bone-marrow failure syndromes (BMFS) research. The grants aim to support and retain talented researchers in the field of BMFS research in Victoria. NOW CLOSED

  The Alex Gadomski Fellowship funded by Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Hobart, Tasmania

Applications are called from medical graduates with haematology or oncology specialist qualifications (FRACP, FRCPA or equivalent) to undertake study towards a PhD through the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Menzies) at The University of Tasmania.
Now Closed

  The Gunn National Fellowship for Career Development in Research
Women in Haematology

The RCPA Foundation Kanematsu Research Award ($25K)


The Kanematsu Award is made annually by the Kanematsu Fund in memory of its founder Fusajiro Kanematsu and his wife Sen. The award is made for a single medical research project in the area of haematological disorders.



Applications NOW CLOSED

Anthony Rothe Memorial Trust

Anthony Roche Memorial Trust invite applications for project grant funding to support research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of leukaemia and allied blood disorders.

Haemophilia Foundation Research Grants

A funding round for grants for medical, scientific or social research which will improve outcomes for people with haemophilia, von Willebrand disorder or related inherited bleeding disorders, and/or medically acquired blood borne viruses. Visit