New grant opportunity to attend ANZSCoS 2021

The Spinal Research Institute is pleased to be offering, for the first time, SCI Research Grants to attend the Australian New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting. This opportunity is open to Australian and New Zealand SCI researchers, clinicians and consumers with lived experience of SCI.

About this grant

The objective of this grant is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to build relationships between individuals, institutions and countries involved in spinal cord research by funding individual’s virtual registration to the 2021 ANZSCoS Annual Scientific Meeting 27 – 29 October 2021.

Attendance at the conference represents a unique opportunity to grow and garner fresh ideas and collaborate with peers.

The grant will cover registration costs to attend the meeting as a virtual delegate and the grant is open to Australian and New Zealander spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers and clinicians with an interest in SCI research, who can demonstrate how the opportunity will enhance their professional research career development.

The grant is also open to Australian and New Zealander consumers – people with lived experience of SCI, who wish to have a more active involvement in research projects, beyond being a study participant. Consumer applicants should demonstrate how the opportunity may benefit them. Following the ANZSCoS meeting, successful consumer attendees would be in a stronger position to participate in the SRI’s Consumer Engagement Program, led by Antonio Vecchio.

Funding guidelines

The funds must be used for the purpose described in this grant information and may not be used to supplement funding received for the same purpose.

Applicants should be either:

  • Individual researchers or clinicians involved in the SCI research space, looking to benefit their professional research development.
  • Consumers with lived experience of SCI who wish to have a more active involvement in clinical research, beyond being a study participant.

Early career researchers (more than two years in the field and less than five years post PhD) will be looked upon favourably.

Applicants must submit their application using the online form (see below).

It is expected that researcher and clinician grant recipients will join the Spinal Cord Research Hub ( in the lead up to the meeting.

Applicants will be informed of the decision approximately three weeks after applications close.

SRI must be acknowledged as a funding source in all publications and presentations derived from the grant.

A short report from the individual, explaining how attendance to the conference was beneficial in further developing their ideas and networks, must be submitted within one month of the conclusion of the meeting (max. 300 words). SRI may choose to publish the report in their newsletters, website or social media platforms.

Application process

How to apply: 

  1. Read the Grant Application Flyer
  2. Complete the online application form 
  3. Send your Curriculum Vitae to (Subject: SRI Research Grants)

Applications close Friday 27th August 2021 at 5pm AEST

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