The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Ltd (TSANZ) Ltd became a Health Promotion Charity in 2011. With this, the 50th Anniversary TSANZ Benevolent Grant was established to help TSANZ contribute to worthwhile causes intended to improve respiratory health care delivery within Australia and New Zealand, and internationally. There is opportunity to raise funds for such special projects by receiving donations from TSANZ members.
Thanks to the generosity of TSANZ donors, the organisation is now able to make available two award categories to support philanthropic activities aimed at improving respiratory health care. This is not a research program. Funding must be used for philanthropic activities to improve respiratory health care in settings where resources and delivery are poor. For example, the purchase of equipment, the implementation of training for health care professionals or patients, or direct patient programs would qualify for this funding.
There are two award categories:
People’s Choice Award valued at up to $10,000 AUD.
Directors Choice Award valued at up to $10,000 AUD.
There is up to $10,000 funding available for each category which may be provided to one or multiple awards. TSANZ reserves the right to not issue any funding.
To be eligible for the award the applicant must be a current financial member of the Thoracic Society
The following conditions must be meet by members receiving this award:
Funding of up to $10,000 may be used to support any project of a philanthropic nature: a worthwhile cause intended to improve respiratory health care delivery within Australia and New Zealand, and internationally.
Applicants may apply for any amount up to a maximum of $10,000.
Funding may be used for activities such as purchase of equipment, training of health care professionals, direct to patient programs. Funding may not be used to cover staff salaries or to support existing programs of work.
Research projects are not eligible.
TSANZ Board member from the Executive Committee will be nominated as a liaison person for the project.
The Grant will be awarded at the TSANZ ASM and must be taken up within 6 months of receipt.
A project report and grant acquittal must be submitted upon completion.
Applicants must submit their application via the Thinkable Portal.
Your application should include:
A video of your proposal* (optional, maximum five minutes)
A written proposal* clearly detailing how this grant is to be used. Include lay description, technical description, and feasibility (maximum two A4 pages, plus references)
A letter of support if partnered or pledged funding is available (not compulsory and no limit)
Awards will be open and advertised for eight(8) weeks.
Applications will be received online and publicized through the thinkable.org competition portal.
Applications will be audited for eligibility and reviewed by the TSANZ Education and Training Subcommittee before being made public.
Awards will be made open for public viewing for two (2) weeks
Voting will open for two (2) weeks on the thinkable.org competition portal.
The top award as voted by the global public will receive the People's Choice Award
The application selected by the TSANZ Board of Directors will receive the Director's Choice Award.
The Award will be presented at the 2018 TSANZSRS ASM in Adelaide, 23 March ~ 27 March 2018
Note: TSANZ reserves the right to fund any number of awards.
Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au