Career development of future researchers is a core focus of CREATE. The overall goal of career development is to identify and train investigators who will be future leaders in pulmonary fibrosis research.
Research training opportunities include:
Funding is available for short term travel/exchange and training opportunities for PhDs and PDFs in the CREATE Training Program to visit other facilities and labs and to develop their skills and networks. Grants are allocated via a competitive application process.
There are no current funding opportunities.
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Australasian Clinical Trials (PACT) Network offered the second annual PACT Grant-in-Aid for Investigator-led Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research in February 2021.
One Grant-in-Aid opportunity valued at $30,000, supported by Lung Foundation Australia and CRE-Pulmonary Fibrosis, to assist investigator led Pulmonary Fibrosis clinical research was awarded to Dr Yet Hong Khor from Austin Health and Christopher Ryerson from University of British Columbia.
Thanks to a donation from Lung Foundation Australia's Hope Research Fund the CRE-PF and LFA offered two PhD scholarships for a new or ongoing student, each for $28,000 for the academic year 2021.
Congratulations to to the winners of the CREATE Hope PhD scholarships: Joanna Lee (Self-management for pulmonary fibrosis: what does it mean and how might it help?) and Claudia Sim (Targeting fibrosis with relaxin – a new therapeutic strategy for IPF and silicosis), both from Monash University.
Lung Foundation Australia funding opportunities for 2021 have now closed.