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2018 Janssen Research Fellowship
By Executive Officer | Posted: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Applications close 30 September - don't miss the deadline
NZSG Janssen Research Fellowship
Janssen have generously agreed to provide financial support to the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology for a Research Fellowship or research grant.
Purpose of the Fellowship
- To promote New Zealand research in gastroenterology.
- To encourage gastroenterology trainees to participate in research
Eligibility for the Fellowship
Applicants for the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology Research Fellowship must, at the time of application, be:
EITHER an advanced trainee in Gastroenterology or Gastro-Intestinal Surgery.
OR a Gastroenterology or Surgical specialist in New Zealand working in a department involved in training registrars.
Conditions of the Fellowship
are required to be current financial members of the New Zealand Society
of Gastroenterology at the time of application. This includes trainees
- The Fellowship is jointly funded by Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd and the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology.
- The Fellowship amount is up to $65,000.
- The Fellowship can also be awarded in the form of a grant for a
research project initiated by a specialist but has to require
substantial input from trainee(s). The amount can be divided between
research expenses and salary provided that details are provided for
funding of the trainee and the expected duration of the project
- If awarded to a trainee, the fellow will be an employee of the host
institution who will provide the contract of employment and claim
reimbursement for salary and related expenditure from the treasurer of
the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology Inc.
- The Fellowship may be awarded for a second year after further
application. This would depend on a satisfactory report at the end of
the first year. The decision will be made by the Executive and will
depend on the relative merits of all applications.
- The fellow or specialist (if awarded as a grant) is required to
present results of his or her research at a scientific meeting of the
- Transfer of the Fellowship to a new host institution is not
encouraged. This would require the approval of both host departments,
the authority of the Society and the approval of the Executive of the NZ
Society of Gastroenterology.
- The fellow should acknowledge the support of Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd
and the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology in all publications and
in programmes of meetings at which the research is presented.
- All research conducted by fellows must be approved by either an
approved institutional animal ethics committee or a human subjects
ethics committee (accredited by the Health Research Council of New
- Intellectual property will be subject to the rules of the host institution.
- Leave during the fellowship will be subject to the rules of the host institution.
- Trainees who have secured research post outside New Zealand who
require wages in order to take up the position may also apply. However
research based in New Zealand will take priority.
Applications for the Fellowship
Applications should comprise:
succinct account of the proposed research project including background,
aims, methods and significance sections with no more than 20 key
references (maximum length 5 x A4 pages of 12 point type).
- A curriculum vitae and full publication list of the trainee OR for
all researchers if this is an application for a project grant.
- The names of two referees who have agreed to provide a reference.
- For applications from trainees, a letter from the applicant
outlining future career plans and explaining the arrangements for
supervision and availability of facilities and working expenses for the
research within the host department.
- For applications from a specialist for a project grant, a full
itemised account of expenses needs to be provided. Details of the extent
of involvement of trainees should be provided.
- For trainees, a letter of support from the head of the host
department or the supervisor of the research explaining the arrangements
made for research supervision and outlining the facilities and working
expenses available for research within the host department.
Closing Dates: Applications should be received by the Executive Officer of the Society by 30 September 2018. The Fellowship should be taken up within six months of confirmation of the award.
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org