Telethon Kids Award for Indigenous Genomics Researchers

The award is open to those studying or working in Australian Indigenous genomics to attend the HGM2020 meeting. Indigenous Australians are highly encouraged to apply. The award is proudly sponsored by the Telethon Kids Institute.

Award funding

Funding is limited so will be allocated on a “needs basis”. Applications for partial support are favoured but in exceptional cases, full costs may be requested. Applicants can apply for any combination of the following. Waived registration. Flight costs. Accommodation costs.

Key Dates

Application deadline: December 16th
Notification of funding: January 31st 2020

Application conditions

Funded applicants must attend all days of the meeting. Early and mid-career researcher applicants must also attend the EMCR symposium on Sunday the 5th.

All applicants must provide an abstract as part of their award application. Awarded applicants must be prepared to present (poster or oral) at the meeting. A maximum of one award will be given per lab.

Application Assessment

Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the provided abstracts. Award funding will be assigned on the basis of need.

Application documents

  • Funding request document (please complete the form below)
  • Abstract – please use this format
  • For students – copy of confirmation of enrolment, and expected year of graduation
  • For non-students – 2 page Resume
  • Letter from supervisor (indicating why funding is needed)

Please email your completed applications to: [email protected]
Subject: HGM2020 Telethon Kids Award for Indigenous Genomics Researchers