This award is offered by the ANZBMS to support travel to attend the IBMS Herbert Fleisch Workshop, to be held in Brugge, Belgium, from

from 17th-19th March 2019

The objective of this workshop is to provide a Gordon-conference style forum for students, post-docs and early stage principal investigators to present work in progress, discuss thoroughly and network with peers, and get constructive feedback from experienced senior scientists.

The aim of this award is to facilitate travel to participate in what the ANZBMS believes to be an excellent opportunity for the development of emerging researchers within bone and mineral-related fields. The award is open to financial members of ANZBMS who have registered for, and submitted an abstract to attend the workshop. Up to three (3) awards valued at AU$1,000 (GST inclusive) each will be awarded, based on application merit and applicant track record.

Eligibility: (Updated 23.11.15)

Research students or early career scientists within five (5) years of obtaining PhD, Masters or equivalent training who are financial members of the ANZBMS with continuous membership for at least 12 months are eligible to apply. PhD students and/or doctors-in-training who are financial members of ANZBMS for less than 12 months may also apply if they have previously submitted an abstract for the ANZBMS annual scientific meeting as first, joint first, senior or joint senior author. Applicants must be first, joint first, senior or joint senior author on an abstract submitted to the Workshop.

Applications must be received by the ANZBMS Secretariat by COB Thursday 23 November 2018. The application must include the following components.

Proof of paid registration to the Herbert Fleisch Workshop (e.g. a copy of the registration tax receipt).

Copy of the abstract submitted to the workshop: The applicant has to be first, joint first, senior or joint senior author on the submitted abstract and provide all abstract details.

Curriculum Vitae: A summary curriculum vitae must be included for assessment of track record. This should include publications for the past five years, and may include the name of at least one referee. The CV must not exceed 4 pages.

Supporting documentation: Applications must include a letter of support from the head of their laboratory, institution and/or supervisor to acknowledge support of the applicant’s attendance to the Herbert Fleisch Workshop.

A letter outlining the applicant’s objectives for attending the workshop: The applicant must indicate their rationale to attend the Herbert Fleisch Workshop and their expected outcomes through attendance. One page maximum of free text will be accepted.

Post Workshop Reporting: Within 3 months of the completion of the travel, the applicant must submit a one page final report to the ANZBMS Council indicating whether the aims were achieved, and what benefits were gained from attending the Workshop. Elements of this report may be used for publication in the ANZBMS newsletter, and a brief report may be requested for presentation at the AGM during the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Assessment: A sub-committee of the ANZBMS Council will make a decision on the applications based on the merit of all the provided information, the quality of the abstract and the track record of the applicant.

Application form: Type your details into the form, save it as a Word document and append the additional requested information. Email the complete application to the following address for receipt by COB 23 November 2018:

 Download application form here

In exceptional circumstances, hardcopy applications will be accepted and should be forwarded to:

Ivone Johnson, ANZBMS, 145 Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000 Australia
Ph: +61 2 9256 5405  Fx: +61 2 9251 8174  Em:

Deadline:  COB Thursday 23 November 2018.

Past recipients



Babtunde Ayodele
Dzenita Muratovic

Campbell Macgregor Report
Megan Thomas Report
Scott Youlten Report


Tara Brennan-Speranza Report

Ashika Channa Report

Christina Vrahnas Report