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2022 Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer ResearchEnter by 23 May 2022

Up to three $10,000 prizes are offered to PhD students from VCCC Alliance member organisations.
Sponsored by the Picchi Brothers Foundation, the awards provide a launch pad for international travel and collaboration.
Students are invited to make a submission to receive a prestigious award in basic science, clinical science or population health.
Up to three $10,000 prizes recognising excellence in cancer research will be awarded to PhD students in a tradition that has spanned more than a decade and acknowledges potential world-class researchers embarking on their careers.

The prizes will recognise, develop and support talented students from the alliance and will:
> Support personal and professional development towards research independence
> Enable recipients to engage in collaborative work
> Provide the opportunity to attend or participate remotely or physically in an international conference/s.

Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research - applications now closed for 2022

Each year, thanks to the generosity and ongoing commitment of the Picchi Brothers Foundation, up to three $10,000 prizes recognising excellence in cancer research are awarded to PhD students from across the VCCC Alliance member organisations in a tradition that has spanned more than a decade and acknowledges potential world-class researchers embarking on their careers.

Three outstanding PhD students will be chosen from the categories of basic science, clinical science and population health.

Applications are open until 23 May 2022 and we would be grateful if you could share this opportunity among networks and in newsletters.

Students must have confirmed candidature at a university affiliated with a VCCC Alliance member organisation and be undertaking cancer-related research training within a VCCC Alliance member organisation. They will normally have completed at least 24 months of candidature (FTE) at time of application. The candidate’s doctoral work must address one of the six pillars of cancer control including:

  • prevention
  • screening and early diagnosis
  • treatment
  • research
  • education
  • cancer information

PhD students who have submitted their thesis but have not had it accepted at the time of application submission are still eligible to apply.

Picchi Brothers Foundation Prize – Faculty of Medicine

Opens:      1 May 2022

Closed:  23 May 2022

Study Level:          Graduate Research

Category:              Prize

Enrolment status:  Current student

Origin:                   Foundation donation

Fund source:         Perpetual Trust (UOM)

ABOUT

The Picchi Brothers Foundation and The University of Melbourne are pleased to announce the launch of a new student prize.

BENEFITS

Three prizes of $10,000.00 each will be awarded to eligible current or recent Masters by Research or PhD degree students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be

  • Currently enrolled in Masters by Research or PhD degree student of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences;

Or

  • A recent Masters by Research or PhD degree graduate of the Faculty who has graduated in an area directly relevant to cancer research within “two years prior to each year’s application closing date” (career interruptions should be specified)

AND

  • Have submitted and presented an original abstract to a scientific meeting or submitted a full paper for publication
  • Be responsible for the major components of the research

SELECTION

The selection committee will assess applicants for the Prize based on:

  1. Scientific Quality (50%)
  2. Significance and Innovation (25%)
  3. Career development of applicant (25%)

APPLICATION

Applicants are required to submit the following documents as one PDF by email to pharmacology-info@unimelb.edu.au

  • A copy of the original conference abstract or published journal article
  • The abstract of the scholar’s M-RES, M Phil, Doctoral Thesis or an expanded abstract of the work to be considered (2-page maximum)
  • A 2-page (maximum) track record including career disruptions
  • Publications for the preceding 5 years.

The selection committee will use these materials to assess and rank applicants. They may also conduct interviews with applicants to best support clear and transparent selection processes.

Applications now closed for 2022

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries via email to: pharmacology-info@unimelb.edu.au

MORE INFORMATION

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The recipient must agree to be profiled in University of Melbourne and Picchi Brothers Foundation Inc’s publications and websites.

SCHOLARSHIP MANAGEMENT

FACULTY: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

SCHOOL

Medical School: Biomedical Sciences; Psychological Sciences: Population and Global Health; Health Sciences; Dental School