Fellowships and Scholarships

Quick links

ESA Ken Wynne Memorial Postdoctoral Research Award

ESA Postdoctoral Award

RACP ESA Research Establishment Fellowship in Endocrinology

ESA Research Higher Degree Scholarship

ESA Research Higher Degree Travel Scholarship

ESA Ken Wynne Memorial Postdoctoral Research Award

Application deadline: 31 October 2023

Dr Ken N. Wynne (1928–2011)

ESA foundation member (1958); ESA Life member (awarded 1982).

Ken Wynne was an inaugural member of the society and an outstanding steroid chemist.

After graduating with a BSc from the University of Sydney in 1948, Ken worked on steroid metabolism in relation to sheep reproduction for the CSIRO at a facility then located in Prospect, just outside of Sydney. Using his new-found skills as a steroid biochemist, Ken then moved to the Cancer Institute, NSW, and for the next 20 years studied steroid metabolism in humans, particularly in relation to breast cancer. In 1970, with the help of a windfall from the Opera House Lottery Commission, he moved to Cambridge, UK, to complete a PhD on steroid metabolism.

On returning to Australia in 1974, he worked at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, continuing his research on breast cancer. In 1977 he moved to the Ewen Downie Metabolic Unit at the Alfred Hospital in a co-joint appointment between the Alfred and Prince Henry's Hospital with Jim Stockigt and John Funder as chief investigators.  He continued to work on steroids and steroid metabolites particularly in relation to novel hypertensinogenic compounds, but expanded his interests to opiate activity of caffeic acids, metabolites of thyroxine as potential thyroid hormone antagonists and the role of free fatty acids in regulating hormone levels in serum.

He retired from active laboratory work in 1989.

Ken passed away in 2011, leaving a bequest to the ESA to support emerging researchers in endocrinology. To honour the wishes of the Kenneth Wynne Bequest, this award is offered in the area of lipid hormone function, lipid metabolism or the metabolic regulation of human endocrine disorders.

Conditions of award

The purpose of this Award is for research in endocrinology by post-doctoral scientists.

This award is offered in the area of lipid hormone function, lipid metabolism or the metabolic regulation of human endocrine disorders.

The award is for a period of one year only.

The Ken Wynne award is valued at $30,000. This will be used at the awardees’ discretion for either salary support or research expenses.

A final report will be required, due on the 31st of March the year following the award. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

Awardees must attend the ESA Annual Scientific Meeting in the year of tenure and present their current research findings.  At the conclusion of the award, the recipient must submit their research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting.

Eligibility

The applicant must:

 Applicants can:

The research must be predominantly conducted in Australia.

Application

Applications are to be submitted online. These must include:

All documents to be uploaded in word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.

Selection

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee comprising at least 3 non-conflicted independent referees selected by ESA Council.
Applicants will be assessed on:

Administration of the Scholarship

The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. The financial administration of the award will be through the appropriate finance office of the institution.

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Apply Online

Submit your Ken Wynne memorial award application online

 Past Recipients  

 

 

ESA Postdoctoral Award

 Application deadline: 31 October 2023

The purpose of the Award is for research in any area of endocrinology by recent post-doctoral scientists.  This award is a one year stipend of $25,000 to be used at the awardee’s discretion for salary support or research expenses. 

A final report is required, due on the 31st of March of the year following commencement of the grant. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

At the conclusion of the recipient’s study, the recipient must submit their research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting.

Eligibility

The applicant must:

Applicants can:

The research must be conducted in Australia.

Application

Applications are to be submitted online. These must include:

All documents to be uploaded in word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.

Selection

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee comprising at least 3 non-conflicted independent referees selected by ESA Council.
Applicants will be assessed on:

Administration of the Award

The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. The financial administration of the award will be through the appropriate finance office of the institution.

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Apply Online

Submit your ESA post-doctoral award application online

Past Recipients 

 

RACP ESA Research Establishment Fellowship in Endocrinology

Application deadline: 27 June 2023

Conditions of Award

The purpose of this award if to further medical research in endocrinology.

This Fellowship is made available by a grant from the Endocrine Society of Australia, matched with funds provided by Fellows of the RACP.

This award is valued up to $50,000 for a one year period. 

Funding to be used to:
• provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short-term Research Assistant appointment. ​

A final report is required, due on the 31st of March of the year following commencement of the grant.

The final report needs to be submitted to the RACP Foundation.

Eligibility

Australian Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, who are members of the Endocrine Society of Australia:
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas

The research must be conducted in Australia.

Application

Applications are to be submitted online through the RACP website.

https://www.racp.edu.au/about/foundation/research-awards-and-career-grants/research-establishment-fellowships

Selection

Applications are assessed by a non-conflicted assessor appointed by ESA council contributing to the overall selection process administered by the RACP. Selection Committee selected by ESA Council.

Applicants will be assessed on:

 

 

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the RACP and Endocrine Society of Australia.

Past Recipients  

 

ESA Research Higher Degree Scholarship

Application deadline: 31 October 2023

Conditions of award

The purpose of the Scholarship is for research in any area of endocrinology.

This Research Higher Degree Scholarship is for a period of one year and valued at $29,000.

A final report is required, due on the 31st of March of the year following commencement of the grant. This report must include a submission from the Principal supervisor confirming student progress. The report must be emailed to the ESA Secretariat ijohnson@endocrinesociety.org.au

At the conclusion of the recipient’s study, the recipient must submit their research findings for presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting.

Eligibility

The principal supervisor of the research higher degree student must:

The applicant must:

Applicants can:

The research must be predominantly conducted in Australia.

Application

Applications are to be submitted online. These must include:

All documents to be uploaded in word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.

Selection

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee comprising at least 3 non-conflicted independent referees selected by ESA Council.
Applicants will be assessed on:

Administration of the Award

The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. The financial administration of the award will be through the appropriate finance office of the institution.

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Apply Online

Submit your Research Higher Degree Scholarship application online

Past recipients Recipient of the 2019 Research HIgher Degree Award, MOnica Kanki 

 

ESA Research Higher Degree Travel Scholarship

Application deadline: 31 October 2023

Conditions of Award

The purpose of this award is to provide stipend and travel costs associated with undertaking a component of a research higher degree in an overseas institution (hospital, university department, research institute or other approved facility). The planned overseas research project must be related to an area of endocrinology.

The candidate must defer any other scholarship or stipend support while receiving the ESA Research Higher Degree Travel Scholarship.

Within 6 months of completion of the scholarship, a full report is to be submitted to ESA via the ESA secretariat, with copies of any publications and abstracts included. This report will be reviewed by the Scientific Strengthening Committee of the Endocrine Society of Australia.

At the conclusion of the research higher degree, the recipient must submit their research findings as an abstract for presentation at the ESA annual scientific meeting. Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the overseas component of the research higher degree project must acknowledge the financial support of the ESA.

The scholarship award will total $AU30,000 for one year, and pro-rata if period of time overseas <12 months (but needs to be more than 6 months). A one-off travel allowance of $3000 will be included.

Eligibility

The principal supervisor of the research higher degree student must:

The applicant must:

A successful applicant cannot reapply for an ESA Research Higher Degree Travel Scholarship.

 

Application

Applications are to be submitted online. These must include:

  1. Supporting letter from principal Australian research higher degree supervisor.
  2. Supporting letter from overseas research supervisor and include details on availability of suitable facilities and scientific support to undertake the planned overseas project.
  3. Cover letter from applicant outlining the anticipated benefits of undertaking their proposed overseas research project, and demonstration of ability to complete
    necessary overseas research component within timeframe of award.

 

All documents to be uploaded in word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.

Selection

Applications are assessed by a Selection Committee comprising at least 3 non-conflicted independent referees selected by ESA Council.
Applicants will be assessed on:

Tenure

Scholarship can be taken for a period of 6-12 months, award to be pro-rated based on length of time overseas.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all supporting letters are submitted to ESA by application deadline.

 

Administration of the Award

The award recipient must be undertaking work within a hospital, university department, research institute or other approved institute. 

Publications

Any publications (papers or conference abstracts) derived from the project must acknowledge the financial support of the Endocrine Society of Australia

Apply online

ESA Research Higher Degree Travel Scholarship application form.

Past recipients

2023 - Not awarded
2022 - Elisabeth Ng
2019 - Sabashini Ramchand