Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship

Applications have now closed.

This award provides a unique opportunity for NZ cancer research teams to up-skill an integral team member, so that the team can work together more effectively to improve research output. Translational research teams that include BOTH clinicians and scientists are eligible for this award, valued at $30,000. The team must be NZSO members and will be required to give an oral presentation at a subsequent NZSO conference describing the use of the support provided by the award, learning gained and how this has impacted on the research team.

Applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of two senior international cancer researchers and chaired ex officio by the President of the NZSO.

Please click here to download full details on eligibility, favoured recipients and requirements.

To apply for the award please send the CV of the team recipient, along with a one page proposal that includes details on the team, how the team proposes to use the funds and how the proposed activity would improve the output of the team to All applications must be received by Friday 30 August



PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Awards

Applications have now closed.

This is an award for the best presentation by a trainee or young member of the Society at the Conference. The cash prize is intended to advance the recipient's career in Oncology, but within this guideline the recipient is free to use this award as desired.

Emerging Researcher Award - clinical

Emerging Researcher Award - biomedical

Those eligible for the prize are students in scientific or medical disciplines or allied fields and trainee clinicians. If no suitable person is identified, and at the discretion of the Judging Committee, the prize may be awarded to a member of the Society who is in their first 5 years out of study. The Judging Committee will consist of two consultant oncologists and two professorial scientists. Full assessment criteria for the PHARMAC Young Research Awards will be published by the NZSO in due course. The decision of the panel is final.

Applications for this award are to be submitted as part of the call for abstracts process. Call for abstracts will open in March 2019. Abstracts close 15 July.



New Zealand Society for Oncology Translational Research Award

Applications have now closed.

The recipient of the NZSO Translational Research Award will be selected from nominations solicited from the scientific and medical community. The Translational Reasearch Award recognises exceptional career achievement in translational cancer research and comes with a cash prize ($5,000) and a prestigious lectureship at the NZSO conference. The awardee is expected to attend and present at the 2019 Conference.

The selection committee will consist of three professorial and senior consultant-level assessors, and will be chaired ex officio by the President-Elect of the NZSO.

To submit a nomination, please send a brief citation statement to by 15 July.



ESMO Asia Travel Awards

Applications have now closed.

NZSO has established a collaborative relationship with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). As part of this partnership, ESMO is offering five travel awards for NZSO members to attend ESMO Asia 2019, Singapore, 22 - 24 November. These awards are open to all abstract presenters and NZSO members, but preference will be given to early career researchers. Previous recipients are excluded. 

Each recipient will receive:
  • A free registration to the Congress - processed by the ESMO Head Office
  • Accommodation  (max. 3 nights) – arranged by the ESMO Head Office
  • 800 USD as travel subsidy 
Allocation of these travel grants is not linked to the abstract submission; candidates who have submitted an abstract and wish to apply for a grant must indicate this during the abstract submission process. 

To be considered for this award please indicate that you are interested in attending when submitting your NZSO Conference abstract. Following this, please submit a brief (<2 pages) CV and a statement (1-2 paragraphs) of the benefits you believe you would receive by attending this conference by email to by July 15, 2019. Successful candidates will be announced in August.



Student Travel Awards

NZSO will be offering travel awards for a number of student presenters to attend the conference in Wellington. The decision is based on abstract submissions and the value is based on the location of the presenter and foreseen travel costs. Successful students will be advised in writing and required to submit receipts and reimbursement from within two weeks of the conference.










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