Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship

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 28 August.

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PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Awards

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. Abstracts close 14 August.

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New Zealand Society for Oncology Translational Research Award

The 2020 New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference organising committee are now calling for nominations for the NZSO Translational Research Award.

This award recognises exceptional career achievement in translational cancer research and is selected from nominations solicited from the scientific and medical community.

The recipient will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and will be asked to present a 30 minute lecture at the 2020 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 14 August 2020.