Travel Grants

Travel grants provide support for medical researchers who wish to present their research at a meeting or conference. Funds may also be provided to support a training course on research methods and/or for visiting a laboratory to learn a new research technique.

2021
10 awards

$12,033

2020
16 awards

$43,735

2019
19 awards

$50,038

Dr Yuliana Yosaatmadja ($1,666 – 6621005)

2021

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland

To attend the 16th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB), Christchurch, New Zealand, 22 - 25 November 2021.

Dr Ted Yeung ($1,008 – 6621004)

2021

Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland

To attend MEDSCI NZ, Queenstown, New Zealand, 31 August 2021 - 5 September 2021.

Dr Sheryl Tan ($1,272 – 6621002)

2021

Dept. of Anatomy & Medical Imaging, The University of Auckland

To attend AWCBR, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August 2021 - 5 September 2021.

Dr Augusto Simoes-Barbosa ($1,743 – 6621009)

2021

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland

To attend the 16th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, Christchurch, New Zealand, 21 - 25 November 2021.

Dr Christopher Hedges ($865 – 6621006)

2021

Dept. of Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Auckland

To attend Queenstown Molecular Biology conference, and associated Metabolic and Heart research satellite meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August 2021 - 6 September 2021.

Dr Rosemary Frey ($803 – 6621010)

2021

School of Nursing, The University of Auckland

To participate in the virtual Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021, online, 7 - 9 September 2021.

Dr Jui-Lin Fan ($1,115 – 6621003)

2021

Dept. of Physiology, The University of Auckland

To attend MEDSCI NZ, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August 2021 - 3 September 2021.

Dr Zohreh Doborjeh ($897 – 6621008)

2021

Section of Audiology, The University of Auckland

To attend AWCBR, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August 2021.

Mrs Robin Cronin ($711 – 6621001)

2021

Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board

To attend the 32nd International Confederation of Midwives Virtual Triennial Congress. 30 May – 3 June 2021.

Dr Emma Buckels ($1,953 – 6621007)

2021

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend MEDSCI NZ and the Advances in Microscopy satellite meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, 29 August 2021 - 4 September 2021.

A/Prof Darren Svirskis ($ 3,000 – 6620001)

2020

School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland

To attend the 11th World Biomaterial Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and visit to University of Freiburg, Germany, 17 - 28 May 2020 (grant declined due to Covid)..

Dr Anna Serlachius ($ 3,000 – 6620013)

2020

Dept. of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland

To attend the European Health Psychology Society annual meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia, 24 - 31 August 2020 (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Ana Luiza Sayegh ($ 1,042 – 6620012)

2020

Dept. of Physiology, The University of Auckland

To participate in the virtual 2021 Experimental Biology conference, 27 - 30 April 2021 (alternative conference due to Covid), and to attend Queenstown Research Week, 30 August - 2 September 2021 (alternative conference due to Covid).

Dr Ravi Reddy ($ 1,042 – 6620012)

2020

Health Sciences, Massey University

To attend The 13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, Stockholm, Sweden, 13 - 19 June 2020 (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Rebecca Pullon ($ 2,069 – 6620008)

2020

Dept. of Anaesthesiology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Mechanisms of Anaesthesia Conference (MAC2020), Xi'an, China, 21 - 28 March 2020) (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Catherine Morgan ($ 3,000 – 6620006)

2020

School of Psychology, The University of Auckland

To attend the International Society for Magnetic Resonance In Medicine (ISMRM) 2020 Conference, Sydney, Australia, 17 - 24 April 2020 (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Euphemia Leung ($ 3,000 – 6620014)

2020

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, The University of Auckland

To attend the Mammary Gland Biology Gordon Research Conference, Lucca, Italy, 7 - 12 June 2020 (grant declined due to Covid).

A/Prof Rozanne Kruger ($ 3,000 – 6620005)

2020

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, Massey University

To participate in the virtual International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (eICDAM 2021), 8 - 12 February 2021 (conference delayed from 2020 and held in virtual format).

Dr Jiney Jose ($ 3,000 – 6620016)

2020

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, The University of Auckland

To attend the EFMC-ISMC 2020 XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Basel, Switzerland, 6 - 10 September 2020 (grant declined due to Covid).

Dr Muhammad Hanif ($ 3,000 – 6620011)

2020

School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland

To attend the Metals in Medicine - Gordon Research Conference, Andover, USA, 26 June - 1 July 2022 (conference rescheduled from 2020).

Dr William Good ($ 1,872 – 6620004)

2020

Respiratory Department, Middlemore Clinical Trials (MMCT), Counties Manukau District Health Board

To attend the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, Melbourne, Australia, 26 March - 2 April 2020 (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Waruni Dissanayake ($3,000 – 6620010)

2020

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To participate in Virtual EASD 2021, 27 September – 1 October 2021 (conference held in virtual format), and to attend Queenstown Research Week, 30 August - 2 September 2021 (alternative conference due to Covid).

Dr Rhea Desai ($3,000 – 6620009)

2020

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association, Frankfurt, Germany 11 - 14 June 2020 (conference held in virtual format).

Dr Melissa Cadelis ($3,000 – 6620002)

2020

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the XI European Conference on Marine Natural Products in Galway, Ireland, 28 June - 2nd July 2021 (alternative conference due to Covid)

Dr Mark Bekhit ($ 3,000 – 6620015)

2020

Radiology, Auckland District Health Board

To attend the International ESC Preventive Cardiology 2020 Conference, Malaga, Spain, 1 - 10 April 2020 (plans to attend a rescheduled or alternative conference in 2021).

Dr Kathryn Beck ($ 2,752 – 6620003)

2020

School of Sport Exercise and Nutrition, Massey University

To participate in the virtual International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (eICDAM 2021), 8 - 12 February 2021 (conference delayed from 2020 and held in virtual format).

Professor Mark Vickers

2019

Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland

To attend the 11th World Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 23 October 2019.

Dr Simon Swift

2019

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 24 – 28 April 2019.

Dr Augusto Simoes-Barbosa

2019

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland

To attend (as invited speaker) The Great Wall Symposium 2019, Paris, France, 23-29 September 2019.

Dr Julia Robertson

2019

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Microbiology Society Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, 7 – 12 April 2019.

Dr David Musson

2019

Dept. of Medicine, The University of Auckland

To attend (as an invited speaker) the Tissue Engineering and TERMIS EU 2019 meeting, Rhodes, Greece, 27 – 31 May 2019, and to visit a potential collaborator, Basel, Switzerland, 2 – 3 June 2019.

Dr Amy McCaughey-Chapman

2019

Dept. of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, The University of Auckland

To attend the joint ASSCR-AGCTS-ISCT scientific meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 13 – 15 November 2019.

Dr Annette Lasham

2019

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the International p53/p63/p73 Isoforms Workshop, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 31 October – 8 November 2019.

Dr Hannah Kersten

2019

School of Optometry & Vision Science, The University of Auckland

To attend the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 28 April – 2 May 2019.

Dr Joanna James

2019

Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The University of Auckland

Visit to Oxford and Cambridge, UK & Vienna, Austria, to meet with collaborators, examine a rare collection of specimens, and attend the ESHRE meeting, 14 – 28 June 2019.

Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick

2019

Dept. of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland

To attend the International Society of Suicide Prevention International 30th World Congress, Derry, Northern Ireland, 17 – 21 September 2019.

Associate Professor Michael Hay

2019

Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, The University of Auckland

To attend (as a keynote speaker) the 16th International Congress of Radiation Research, Manchester, UK, 24 – 29 August 2019.

Dr Peter Freestone

2019

Dept. of Physiology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Society for Neuroscience annual conference, Chicago, USA, 16 – 23 October 2019.

Associate Professor James Fisher

2019

Dept. of Physiology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Experimental Biology 2019 conference, Orlando, USA, 6 – 9 April, 2019.

Dr Erin Cawston

2019

Brain Research New Zealand

Laboratory visits to Professor Henrik Zetterberg, Gottenburg, Sweden and Professor Charlotte Teunissen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18 October – 5 November 2019.

Dr Robert Cartwright

2019

Oncology – Cancer Trials New Zealand

To attend the Society for Clinical Data Management EMEA 2019 conference, Berlin, Germany, 23 – 25 October 2019.

Dr Cherie Blenkiron

2019

Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland

To attend the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 24 – 28 April 2019 and the ISBER2019 annual meeting, Shanghai, China, 7 – 10 May 2019.

Dr Elizabeth Berryman

2019

General Medicine, Waitemata District Health Board

To attend the International Conference of Digital Health, Houston, USA, 24 – 25 April 2019.

Dr Ghader Bashiri

2019

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland

To attend the Gordon Research Conference on ‘Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways’, Waterview Valley, New Hampshire, USA, 20 – 26 July 2019.

Dr Jesse Ashton

2019

Dept. of Physiology, The University of Auckland

To attend the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 40th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, USA, 8 – 11 May 2019.