ASM Grants & Awards

SOMANZ ASM Awards and Travel Grants

The Society makes available a number of awards at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Applications are called for as part of the abstract submission process, and are judged at the ASM. 

You must also send a brief letter of support from your supervisor or department head to the SOMANZ Secretariat on email sneylon@somanz.org.  You can use one letter to support more than one award or grant.

SOMANZ President’s Award

The SOMANZ President’s Award will be given to the best oral clinical presentation by an early career* SOMANZ member at the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The award is for A$1000 and will be judged by an expert panel throughout the meeting and awarded on the final day.

 

SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award

The SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award will be given to the best oral scientific presentation by an early career* SOMANZ member during the meeting.  This award is for A$1000 and will be judged by an expert panel throughout the meeting and awarded on the final day.

 

SOMANZ Best Poster Award

The SOMANZ Best Poster Awards will be available during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for the Poster Awards during the abstract submission process. You must be a SOMANZ member to apply and must be standing by your poster at the time of the poster session. The SOMANZ Poster Award is to the value of A$750 and is intended for early career* members.

 

SOMANZ Travel Grants

Applications are invited from early career* SOMANZ members to apply for a Travel Grant to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The travel grants will be up to the value of A$500 each. Applicants must be a financial member of SOMANZ at the time of application and be presenting at the meeting. Applications (in the form of a brief letter from a supervisor or department head) should be sent to the SOMANZ Secretariat via email to: sneylon@somanz.org  Please use “SOMANZ Travel Grant Application” in the subject line of your email.

Applications from Rural and Remote locations will be prioritised and may attract a larger grant value.

Applications for 2022 close on Monday 5 September 2022.

Early Career

Early Career is defined by SOMANZ as either a trainee, or enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree (BScMed, MSc, PhD, MD), or within 5 years post completion of a higher degree (PhD, MD, FRACP, FRANZCOG) i.e. between 5 years of their PhD conferral date, excluding career disruptions.

 

SOMANZ International Travel Grant

The Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) would like to offer a travel grant to a medical practitioner from a low or middle income country to attend our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The meeting is designed as a collaboration between Obstetricians and Physicians to foster learning and research in the areas of Obstetric Medicine.

We welcome applications for this grant of up to A$5,000 which is intended to cover airfares, accommodation and registration to our conference.

Applicants need to describe, in less than 500 words, their current area of practice and how attendance at our conference might benefit the hospital or community they work in. The successful applicant will give a 10-20 minute talk at the conference on maternal health in their country. They will also need to provide feedback post conference to their colleagues as well as a brief report on their experience at our meeting for SOMANZ.

Applications in the form of a brief letter (no more than 2 pages) should be sent to the SOMANZ Secretariat, on email admin@somanz.org.  A budget must be provided with your application quoting anticipated costs associated with your attendance at the meeting. Please note that funds will not be provided in advance.

Applications for 2022 close on Monday 29 August 2022.

 

2021 SOMANZ-ADIPS Joint Virtual ASM

  • SOMANZ President’s Award  Belinda Stallard
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial AwardMonica Zen
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Awards – Jessica Phillips (Clinical), Akhil Gupta (Scientific)

2020 SOMANZ-ADIPS ASM was cancelled

 

2019 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award  Catherine Brumby
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award –Renuka Shanmugalingam
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Awards – Helen Robinson (Scientific), David O’Keefe (Clinical)
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Natalie Cromer, Akhil Gupta
  • SOMANZ International Travel Grants – Delly Babona, Geita Morea

 

2018 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award  Catherine Brumby
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award –Renuka Shanmugalingam
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award (Scientific) – Madeline Duke (Spooner), Katherine Poulsen
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Emily Aldridge, Jarrad Hopkins, Stella Ho, Natalie Cromer, Jessica Gehlert, Angela Teh, Charissa Joy

 

2017 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award  Renee Eslick
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – Katrina Chau
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Amanda Beech
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Annie Cox, Monica Zen, Katie Powell, Megan Jensen, Melinda Lam, Kewei Zhang, Catherine Brumby.

 

2016 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award  Julie Chemmanam
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – Marloes Dekker Nitert
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Chih-Ching Hu
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Madeline Spooner, Jade Ecles-SMith, Annie Lu, Jessica Gehlert, Emily Hartman, Amanda Yao, Lucy McBride.

 

2015 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award – Ben Stephens
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – May Ching Soh
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Marloes Dekker, Shilpa Jesudason
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Krupali Bulsari, May Ching Soh, Ben Stephens, Sigrid Theordore

 

2014 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award – Ruth Hughes
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – Luke Grzeskowiak
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Narelle Kennedy
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Selina Boughton, Luke Grzeskowiak, Kristine Matusiak

 

2013 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award – Franziska Pettit
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – Lauren De Luca
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Jessica Phillips-Yelland
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Fiona Britten, Flavian Grace Joseph, Heather McKay, Harish Venugopal

 

2012 SOMANZ ASM Grants and Awards Recipients

  • SOMANZ President’s Award – Ruth Hughes
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award – Natalie Davidson
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award – Rahmah Saaid
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants – Natalie Davidson, Madeline Denham, Claire Parker, Tristan Hardy, Ruth Hughes