Awards & Grants

Rising Star and Bright Star Publication Awards

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR) aims to promote excellence in sarcopenia, frailty and musculoskeletal research and support and promote the research of early- and mid- career clinical and basic science researchers and clinicians.

This year we are pleased to introduce the Early-Career Rising Star and Mid-Career Bright Star Publication Awards that recognize outstanding research publications by early and mid-career members of ANZSSFR.

The winners of these awards will each receive $1500, and the runner-ups $500, to be used towards attending and presenting their research at an international or national conference.

To be eligible, applicants must

  • Be a current member of ANZSSFR (as of 1st September, 2019)

  • Meet the criteria for either the early-career or mid-career award

  • Be the first author of the article

  • Complete and submit the relevant application form that relates to a publication dated October 2018-October 2019

  • Be registered and attend the 2019 annual meeting where the award winners will be announced.

The relevant application form (early-career Rising Star or mid-career Bright Star) and a copy of the published or accepted research paper are to be submitted as a single high-quality PDF or word document to by midnight (AEST), Friday 1st November, 2019.

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ANZSSFR offers the following awards at our annual conference. These include:

  • Highest ranked abstract – Clinical and translational Sciences

  • Highest ranked abstract – Biomedical Sciences

  • Best poster presentation (selected by the attendees)

The highest ranked abstracts receive $1000 which must be spent to attend an international conference related to sarcopenia and frailty. The best poster receives $500, no conditions attached. 

travel grants

Up to 5 member-in-training travel grants of $1000 will be offered to the authors of the highest ranked abstracts at the conference. The travel grant is to be used for travel, accommodation and registration for the upcoming ANZSSFR meeting.

Please apply for the travel grant when you submit your research abstract. Travel grants are only available for in-training members based outside the host city in that year.