guest interview – Soula Ganiatsas, Palliative Care Research Network Victoria

Tell us about your job.

I am the program manager for the Palliative Care Research Network Victoria (PCRNV).

What does PCRNV do?

We try to gain funding to conduct clinical and community intervention research. The PCRNV also  provides an opportunity to network and collaborate with other palliative care researchers through PCRNV forums and workshops.

We also help with access to a variety of PCRNV funding schemes including; PhD scholarship, small project and travel grants. There can be support with developing your research idea into a potential project and grant proposals via the PCRNV Concept Development Workshops and also mentoring.

But, it’s not right to do research on people who are dying, is it? 

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IAHPC Traveling Scholarship – ALCP Congress 2016 – for those in developing countries

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce 15 scholarships from the IAHPC Traveling Scholarship Program, to help support the travel of palliative care workers in developing countries to the VIII Congress of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos – ALCP).

The ALCP Congress will take place at the Hotel Royal Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico, April 14-16, 2016.

Applicants must be living in a developing country, be active members of IAHPC and of ALCP, and actively working in palliative care. Applications from physicians, nurses, psychologists and other disciplines are welcome.

If you wish to apply for the Traveling Scholarship and are not member of IAHPC or ALCP, you may join through the corresponding websites:

IAHPC website
ALCP website

Applications to the IAHPC Traveling Scholarship are available through the IAHPC website

Preference will be given to individuals who have not received an IAHPC grant in the past three years with accepted poster or oral presentations in the Congress and to individuals living and working in developing countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. If applicable, please send proof of acceptance of the poster or oral presentation, along with a copy of your current CV. Selected grantees will also be eligible to receive a discounted registration fee from the Congress.

Deadline to apply is December 31st, 2015. Results will be announced by January 2016.

Additional information about the ALCP Congress can be found in the congress website.

Fellowship in health care policy and practice – 12 months in the USA

Got an interest in health care policy?

Check out the Harkness fellowship for a paid 12 month period in the USA for you and your family. It’s available to applicants from Australia and New Zealand (due by 8th Sept) and also Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (due in November).

You will probably need a Master’s degree or a PhD, or at least a bachelor’s degree plus applicable work experience.

They would like “a research proposal that falls within the scope of The Commonwealth Fund’s mission …… the Fund’s priority areas include: expanding access to affordable health insurance coverage; transforming the health care delivery system to improve patient outcomes and control costs through payment reform, primary care, and coordinated care systems, with a particular focus on the sickest and most vulnerable patients; learning from successful international delivery system innovation.”

Love that they are looking for “the kinds of game-changing ideas that can potentially disrupt the current health care system in positive ways.”

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/harkness-fellowships

Palliative care funding opportunities update

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Victorian Cancer Agency 2014 funding round

Attention all Victorian researchers!

The Victorian Cancer Agency is pleased to announce the funding round for 2014 is now open. The following grants are currently available: 

Clinical Research Fellowships 
Early Career Seed Grants 
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre Supportive Care Research PhD Scholarship 

The following grant will be available soon: 

2014 Richard Pratt Fellowships for Prostate Cancer Research 

This application closing dates for all grants is 7 October 2014. 

All grant information is available at: www.victoriancanceragency.org.au/index.php/current-funding-opportunities   

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National Palliative Care Projects: call for applications

Funding of up to $52 million is being provided by the Australian Government over three years from 2014-15 to 2016-17 under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund (CDPSIF) for National Palliative Care Projects that focus on enhancing the quality of service delivery in the palliative care sector. The objective of the National Palliative Care Projects is to deliver nationally focused projects that: improve palliative care education and training of health and aged care workforce; and identify quality improvements that can assist in improving the delivery of palliative care services across Australia.  Click here for the invitation to apply for funding.

NTEU funding opportunity

A scholarship has been announced by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for post graduate nursing research.  The Scholarship, worth $5,000, is for a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice.  

For more information contact Helena Spyrou Education and Training Officer (National Office) E: hspyrou@nteu.org.au

 

Funding opportunities through PCRNV

PCRNV forum

Palliative Care Research Network Victoria (PCRNV) offers a number of funding opportunities:

  • PhD scholarship (hopefully on an ongoing basis)
  • Small project grants
  • Travel grants

They also foster research development and networking by holding various workshops, forums and other events.