Contact Us

Alison Hey-Cunningham +61 2 9515 6651    


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



Online Enquiry

* Required fields

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

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.

Current Funding Opportunities

CREATE Hope Scientific 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 Scientific Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) will support scientific research into pulmonary fibrosis in Australia.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis will allocate one fellowship for $75,000 over the period of one year. The Fellowship is open to early career researchers who have graduated with a PhD or equivalent within the last ten years, relative to opportunity, of the closing datefor this application; or have reasonable expectation that they will have submitted their completed PhD to the university by December 31, 2021. Fellows must currently be working in an area directly related to PF research.

The recipient is required to be a CREATE Fellow.

Relevant domains of research inquiry include any form of population, laboratory, genetic or tissue-based research. The Fellowship will be allocated for broad basic or applied scientific research including laboratory or genetic research, health economics or population research.

The Fellowship will be awarded towards the end of 2021 and must be taken up within twelve calendar months.

Click here to download the application form. Please contact Dr Kate Christian by email with any queries or to request a word version of the form.


A CREATE Hope Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis will be offered later in 2021 for commencement in the second half of 2022. Relevant domains of research inquiry include any form of clinical research (other than health economics or population research).


Former Funding Opportunities

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.

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.

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

Lung Foundation Australia funding opportunities for 2021 have now closed.