Career Advancement Awards

 

Career Advancement Awards

Application round: 
September 5th - 26th 2022
 for research undertaken Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Background

Given the challenging times we are in and the limited opportunity for international travel, in 2020 ASI introduced an exciting new award category that repurposed funds originally committed to the International Travel Awards (Postgraduate and Postdoctoral categories), the Gordon Ada Senior Travel Award, and the Jacques Miller Senior Travel Award.  These new Career Advancement Awards will allow for a broader scope and flexibility to apply for support as needed, similar to the Jared Purton Award.

There are 6 categories available:
  • Career Advancement Award - Postgraduate - Tier 1 
  • Career Advancement Award - Postgraduate - Tier 2
  • Career Advancement Award - Postdoctoral - TIer 1
  • Career Advancement Award - Postdoctoral - TIer 2
  • Career Advancement Award - Gordon Ada 
  • Career Advancement Award - Jacques Miller

Postgraduate Career Advancement Award

Purpose:

The purpose is to recognise and further advance the research of student members of ASI at a critical point in their career. The use of the prize money is determined by the awardee but must directly support their research, with a focus on career benefit. Please note that Higher Degree students, Honours students and Research Technicians are all eligible to apply for Postgraduate Career Advancement Awards.
There will be two categories of funding levels for students to apply for support as needed. For those who still want to apply for a conventional ITA, please use the tier two application form.

Tier one: Up to $7000
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • PhD completion funding or Post-PhD gap funding (equivalent of ~3 month extension)
  • Interstate travel and accommodation to perform experiments or learn a new technique
  • Repatriation flights
  • Or similar (up to $7,000)

Tier two: Up to $3,000
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Conventional International Travel Award
  • Work-life balance support (e.g. childcare cover or to buy out annual leave)
  • Attendance of online workshops, conferences, training
  • Software for data analysis
  • Or similar (up to $3,000)

Eligibility:

  • Higher Degrees students, Honours students and Research Technicians are eligible to apply. 
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application. 
  • Applicants who have previously received an ASI Postgraduate International Travel Award are ineligible.
  • Applicants must apply for either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 award, and not both.

Application procedure:

  1. Click to download either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 Postgraduate Career Advancement Award application form.
  2. Save your file as "LASTNAME YYYY_Tier X_Postgrad”
  3. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Applications'. 

Assessment Criteria:

  • Degree to which funds and recognition by ASI will make a major difference to career advancement
  • Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract
  • C.V. and publication record, taking into consideration any career disruptions and relative to opportunity

The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:

Tier one: Up to AUD $7000. 
Tier two: Up to AUD $3000.

Successful Recipients - how to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial), provide receipts to support your claim, and to initiate the reimbursement process.  For PhD gap funding or post-PhD gap funding, a timeline and letter of support from your supervisor is required to claim your award.

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Postdoctoral Career Advancement Award

Purpose:

The purpose is to recognise and further advance the research of early-mid career members (up to 6 years postdoctoral) of ASI at a critical point in their career. The use of the prize money is determined by the awardee but must directly support their research, with a focus on career benefit. 
There will be two categories of funding levels for postdocs to apply for support as needed. For those who still want to apply for a conventional ITA, please use the tier two application form.

Tier one: Up to $7000
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • PhD completion funding or Post-PhD gap funding (equivalent of ~3 month extension)
  • Interstate travel and accommodation to perform experiments or learn a new technique
  • Repatriation flights
  • Or similar (up to $7,000)

Tier two: Up to $3,000
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Conventional International Travel Award
  • Work-life balance support (e.g. childcare cover or to buy out annual leave)
  • Attendance of online workshops, conferences, training
  • Software for data analysis
  • Or similar (up to $3,000)

Eligibility:

  • Postdoctoral investigators with up to 6 years post-doctoral research experience (counted at application deadline). Some career disruptions (such as maternity leave) may be taken into account. Please provide details if you feel that you are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application. 
  • Applicants who have previously received an ASI Postdoctoral International Travel Award are ineligible.
  • Applicants must apply for either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 award, and not both.

Application procedure:

  1. Click to download either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 Postdoctoral Career Advancement Award application form.
  2. Save your file as "LASTNAME YYYY_Tier X_Postdoc”
  3. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Applications'. 

Assessment Criteria:

  • Degree to which funds and recognition by ASI will make a major difference to career advancement
  • Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract
  • C.V. and publication record, taking into consideration any career disruptions and relative to opportunity

The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:

Tier one: Up to AUD $7000. 
Tier two: Up to AUD $3000.

Successful Recipients - how to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial), provide receipts to support your claim, and to initiate the reimbursement process. For PhD gap funding or post-PhD gap funding, a timeline and letter of support from your supervisor is required to claim your award.

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Gordon Ada Career Advancement Award

Purpose

The purpose is to recognise and further advance the research of mid career members (6-14 years postdoctoral) of ASI. 
Mid-career researchers (6-14 years post-PhD) are invited to apply for the Gordon Ada Career Advancement award. The use of the prize money is determined by the awardee but must directly support their research, with a focus on career benefit.

Applicants can apply for up to $4,000. New $1000 increase in 2021
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Work-life balance support (e.g. childcare cover, buy out of annual leave)
  • Publication costs
  • Attendance of online workshops, conferences, training
  • Software for data analysis
  • Conventional international travel award
  • Or similar (up to $3,000)

Eligibility:

  • 6 to 14 years postdoctoral experience. Some career disruptions (such as maternity leave) may be taken into account. Please provide details if you feel that you are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application
  • Applicants must hold continually financial membership for at least 2 years prior to the year of application
  • Previous recipients of an ASI Senior Travel Award or current members of the ASI Executive are not eligible to apply, however, previous recipients of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral International Travel Awards may apply. ​

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Gordon Ada Career Advancement Award application form.
  2. Save your file as "LASTNAME YYYY_Ada”
  3. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Applications'. 

Assessment Criteria:

  • Degree to which funds and recognition by ASI will make a major difference to career advancement
  • C.V. and publication record, taking into consideration any career disruptions and relative to opportunity

The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:

Up to AUD $3000.

Successful Recipients - how to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial), provide receipts to support your claim, and to initiate the reimbursement process.

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Jacques Miller Career Advancement Award

Purpose

The purpose is to recognise and further advance the research of mid-senior career ASI members.
Mid-senior career researchers (>14 years post-PhD) are invited to apply for the Jacques Miller Career Advancement award. The use of the prize money is determined by the awardee but must directly support their research, with a focus on career benefit.

Applicants can apply for up to AUD 6,000, with an additional AUD 3,000 for childcare-related expenses.
Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Conventional international travel award
  • Publication costs
  • Attendance of online workshops, conferences, training
  • Software for data analysis
  • Or similar

Eligibility:

  • Greater than 14 years postdoctoral experience
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application
  • Applicants must hold continually financial membership for at least 5 years prior to the year of application
  • Previous recipients of an ASI Senior Travel Award or current members of the ASI Executive are not eligible to apply, however, previous recipients of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral International Travel Awards may apply. ​

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Jacques Miller Career Advancement Award application form.
  2. Save your file as "LASTNAME YYYY_Miller”
  3. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Applications'. 

Assessment Criteria:

  • Degree to which funds and recognition by ASI will make a major difference to career advancement
  • C.V. and publication record, taking into consideration any career disruptions and relative to opportunity

The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:

One Jacques Miller Senior Travel Award is granted per year to the value of AUD 6,000, and additional AUD 3,000 for childcare-related expenses CHILDCARE COMPONENT NEW IN 2019

Successful Recipients - how to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial), provide receipts to support your claim, and to initiate the reimbursement process.

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