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Australian Travel Awards

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The Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia is offering Travel Awards for Australian Early Career Researchers and Post-graduate Research Higher Degree students to attend the International Society for Exercise & Immunology Symposium to be held in Coimbra, Portugal in 2017.

The Travel Awards will provide funding towards travel to attend the ISEI 2017 Symposium

Full details of the ISEI 2017 Symposium can be found on the ISEI website:

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be an Australian citizen and be either:
       • an early career researcher (awarded PhD/Masters in last 5 years as at 1st July 2017)
       • or enrolled in the final year of a research higher degree program (PhD or Masters as at 1st July 2017) at an Australian recognised university
  • The applicant must be undertaking research in a field related to ISEI
  • The applicant must be a member of ISEI (note membership of ISEI is FREE – see ISEI website for application form:
  • The applicant must be the first author and presenter (oral or poster) of the abstract submitted to the ISEI symposium
  • The abstract must be selected for presentation at the symposium (oral or poster)
  • The applicant must be registered to attend the ISEI 2017 Symposium


Award Conditions

  • The award can only be used to fund travel /accommodation /registration to attend the ISEI 2017 Symposium in Coimbra, Portugal
  • The award and cheque will be presented by a representative of the University of Newcastle, Australia to the awardees at an ISEI 2017 Symposium Dinner or Event
  • The awardees will be advised prior to ISEI 2017 and will be required to provide a short biography and a high quality photo for inclusion in the ISEI Symposium Program booklet


Attachments to accompany the Application

  • The UoN ISEI Travel Award Application Form
  • ISEI 2017 Abstract(s)
  • ISEI 2017 Registration confirmation
  • RHD enrolment confirmation/ academic transcript of PhD/Masters completion (as applicable)
  • Brief Academic CV (5 page limit)
  • Career aspirations (500 word limit)
  • Outline of how award funding will be spent (copy of travel invoices to be provided)


Selection Criteria

  • The applications will be judged on the following criteria and the quality of the documents supplied with the application:
  • Scientific quality of the abstract(s) submitted to ISEI 2017
  • Evidence of selection of an abstract for presentation at ISEI 2017 (notified by ISEI committee)
  • Selection for oral presentation will be given bonus points
  • Academic Track Record based on your CV (5 page limit)
  • Career aspirations – attach a document outlining your proposed career pathway and why attendance at ISEI 2017 is important (500 word limit)
  • Outline of how the award funds will be used – attach a budget and evidence of costs
  • Evidence of registration to attend ISEI 2017
  • Evidence of enrolment in a research postgraduate degree at an Australian university for Masters and PhD RHD student applications (if applicable)


Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions to ISEI open 14th November 2016 & close on 12th March 2017 26th March 2017
  • Notification by ISEI of acceptance & presentation of abstract will be 10th April 2017
  • Applications for the UoN Travel Awards close on 12th March 2017
  • Travel Award outcomes will be notified by UoN by 14th April 2017



Send this completed application form and the required attachments to: Professor Maree Gleeson by the 12th March 2017 deadline via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Application Form is provided as a Word Document on the ISEI website.



Enquires can be made by email to Professor Maree Gleeson. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Download the Application Form:





ISEI - International Society of Exercise and Immunology

FCDEF - Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education

Abreu PCO - Contacts

For general information about the congress, including registration, please contact us at:
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