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Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Unit
Level 11, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050



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Career Development

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:

  • PhD scholarships for projects supervised by CRE-PF investigators
  • Post-doctoral fellowships
  • Collaboration grants-in-aid
  • Travel grants 
  • Symposia
  • Monthly virtual research meetings
  • Mentoring program

Grants are allocated via a competitive application process.


Current Funding Opportunities


More opportunities coming soon.


Past Funding Opportunities


2022 PACT Grant-in-Aid

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Australasian Clinical Trials (PACT) Network offered a 2022 PACT Grant-in-Aid for Investigator Led Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research, valued at up to AUD30,000. Applications closed 19th April 2022 and are currently being reviewed. 


CREATE Hope Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Research

An initiative of the Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis, supported by Lung Foundation Australia’s Hope Research Fund. The CREATE Hope Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis was offered in early 2022. This Fellowship was awarded to Dr Ingrid Cox from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and University of Tasmania.


CREATE Hope Scientific Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Research

A CREATE Hope Scientific Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis was offered in 2021 for commencement in 2022. This Fellowship was awarded to Dr Gang Liu from the University of Technology Sydney and the Centenary Institute.


CREATE Grants-in-Aid

In 2020 and 2021, CREATE Grants-in-Aid were offered to specifically support new collaborations for PF research amongst CREATE ECRs from two or more institutions. One grant was awarded in 2020 and two more in 2021.

  • Dr Laura Glenn and Dr Alan Teoh, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Dr Hayley Barnes, Alfred Health and Dr John Mackintosh, Prince Charles Hospital for development of a standard framework for ILD multi-disciplinary research meetings.
  • Dr Gang Liu, UTS, Dr Ashleigh Philip, Garvan Institute and Dr Laura Glenn, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for development of a fingerprint of the proteins that are present in lung fibrosis.
  • Dr Jade Jaffar, Monash and Dr Yet Khor, Austin Health for establishing a multi-pronged research program on the effects of hypoxaemia (low oxygen levels) and oxygen therapy in interstitial lung disease.


2021 PACT Grant-in-Aid

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.

The Grant-in-Aid valued at $30,000 was awarded to Dr Yet Hong Khor from Austin Health to assist investigator led Pulmonary Fibrosis clinical research.


CREATE Hope PhD Scholarships for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

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 Grants

Lung Foundation Australia funding opportunities for 2021 have now closed.