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MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award 2019

 
The Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award was created to honour the memory of the late Hubert Stuerzl.
 
Hubert Stuerzl was born in Austria, studied science and emigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. He was to play a pivotal role in the emergence of “neuro-oncology” in Australia as a multi-disciplinary specialty. Presciently, he addressed three key elements: clinical care, education and patient advocacy. (more...)

Call for Applications!

COGNO is pleased to call for applications for the MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award 2019.
 
The purpose of this award is to encourage education and training in the field of Neuro-Oncology and will provide up to $15,000 for the successful recipient to:
  • Attend an international Neuro-Oncology scientific meeting
  • Undertake a Neuro-Oncology Preceptorship during 2019-2020

The Award is open to applications from individuals with a clear interest in the field of Neuro-Oncology and includes:

  • Advanced Trainees in Medical Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pathology or Radiology
  • Medical Oncologists, Neurologists, Radiation Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Pathologists or Radiologists of no more than 5 years standing who are enrolled in full-time or part-time post-graduate research (PhD or MD)
The successful recipient will be required to provide a report on their meeting attendance and their Preceptorship to the COGNO Management Committee and in a suitable form for the COGNO newsletter.  The successful recipient will also be invited be a member of the COGNO Scientific Advisory Committee for a 12month period.
 
Applications will be assessed on merit by a committee established by COGNO including senior specialists representing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology and Neuroradiology.
 
Closing Date for Applications: Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Advanced Trainees in Medical Oncology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pathology or Radiology who are Australian or New Zealand Residents and financial or registered members of their relevant Australian and New Zealand Academic College
  • Medical Oncologists, Neurologists, Radiation Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Pathologists or Radiologists of no more than 5 years standing who are Australian or New Zealand Residents and are enrolled in full-time or part-time post-graduate research (PhD or MD)

Application Requirements

  • Full curriculum vitae including details of training, awards and prizes, publications and meeting presentations
  • Covering letter addressing the selection criteria and advising the international conference the applicant intends to attend
  • Letters of support from three professional referees. Please ensure that you include only originals or certified copies of all letters of support. These need to be presented with the signature of the supporter or referee on their organisational letterhead.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic record and recommendations of referees
  • Evidence of commitment to a long term career and research experience in the field of Neuro-Oncology
  • The benefit for the applicant in attending an international meeting and undertaking a Preceptorship
 
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