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SCHOLARSHIPS

This award is for early career investigators who are ANZAED members, who have an Abstract accepted at the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), run by the international Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). The conference is being jointly run by AED and ANZAED next year. Two scholarships are available. Each includes registration for the ICED2020 Conference and pre-conference research workshop, plus up to AU$2,000 in travel costs for first prize, and up to AU$1,000 in travel costs for second prize.

To apply, applicants will need to provide:

  1. Confirmation that their abstract submission for a Poster or Oral presentation at ICED2020 was accepted;
  2. A personal statement addressing selection criteria. These are specified on the ANZAED scholarships page (no more than 500 words);
  3. A current curriculum vitae;
  4. Confirmation of their status as a student/early career investigator.

Please note, winners of the Early Career Travel Scholarship will not be eligible for the Peter Beaumont Early Career Investigator Prize for ICED2020 (details below). However, individuals may apply for both awards for 2020.

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APPLICATION CLOSED. The annual Paul Foulkes ANZAED Clinician Scholarship is a prize of exemption from conference registration (11-13 June, 2020) and $500.  Applicants must be a clinician working in the eating disorder field, who is a member of ANZAED, and who can demonstrate that their attendance at the ANZAED/AED conference will be of substantial benefit to the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large. To apply, applicants will need to provide:

  1. A personal statement demonstrating how the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large will benefit from receiving this scholarship (no more than 500 words);
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. The name of a referee in support of the application from the organization in which he/she works, or a professional who is aware of the clinicians work.
  4. Confirmation of their status as a clinician working in the eating disorders field (can be included in the personal statement or curriculum vitae).

Successful applicants will need to provide one post of 150 words suitable for social media saying what was gained from attending the conference.

APPLICATION CLOSED. Two scholarships are available for clinicians working in a rural or regional setting to attend next year’s conference. The award is exemption from conference registration (11-13 June, 2020). Applicants must be a clinician working in the eating disorder field, who is a member of ANZAED, and who can demonstrate that their attendance at the ANZAED/AED conference will be of be of substantial benefit to the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large. To apply, applicants will need to provide:

  1. A personal statement describing how the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large will benefit from receiving this scholarship (no more than 500 words);
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. The name of a referee in support of the application from the organization in which he/she works, or a professional who is aware of the clinicians work;
  4. Confirmation of the applicant’s status as working in a rural or regional setting and as a clinician working in the eating disorders field (can be included in the personal statement or curriculum vitae).

Successful applicants will need to provide one post of 150 words suitable for social media saying what was gained from attending the conference.

AWARDS

Both the awards will be adjudicated on the basis of the abstract & research quality, relevance to the field and presentation style and delivery

The Peter Beumont ANZAED Early Career Investigator Prize will be awarded to an early career investigator from a relevant discipline who is a Member of ANZAED and has submitted an abstract to the ICED2020 conference. Submissions will be evaluated on the capacity of the work to add or extend the eating disorder field, scientific merit and potential for journal publication.

Applications are made via submission of an Abstract to the conference. Abstract submissions to the conference are now closed. However, for anyone who has submitted an abstract, but might not have indicated their interest in applying for this prize, an opportunity is available to do so, for those eligible.

Eligibility: 

  1. Applicants must be members of ANZAED at the time of application and at the time of the conference, and
  2. Applicants must be honours/fourth year students, postgraduate students, or within 3 years of fourth-year or postgraduate degree. Career disruptions that result in an applicant being > 3 years post their highest awarded degree will be taken into consideration and details regarding the disruption should be explained in documentation submitted with the application
  3. Applicants must have submitted an abstract(s) for an oral presentation at the upcoming ANZAED annual conference, for which they are first author
  4. Applicants are ineligible for the award if they have previously received the ANZAED Peter Beumont award.

Application Materials and Procedure:

  1. Applicants must submit the following materials in their application:
    • Abstract(s) that were submitted for the upcoming ICED 2020 conference, and
    • Verification of status as an early investigator as defined under Eligibility Criteria (e.g. a letter from current training program/supervisor, degree conferral with date)
      • For applicants who have experienced career disruption, a separate document should outline details regarding the career disruption, including date of onset of disruption, duration of disruption (in months, and or years), and reason for the disruption.

Please email anzaed@anzaed.org.au if you haven’t applied and believe you are eligible, and would like to be considered for this early career investigator award, with Subject Line: “Your name – Peter Beumont Award Application”

Presented by the InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders

This award will be presented to the author of a research paper that was adjudicated best Oral research paper at ICED 2020.

  • Application to be considered for this award is made when offers of presentations for ICED 2020 are accepted in November, 2019.
  • Papers are adjudicated by an awards committee, based on their research merit, importance to the eating disorder field, and oral paper presentation.

AED SCHOLARSHIPS

AED is also offering scholarships, application instructions and more information on their scholarships can be found here.