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Applications Open for 2019 CSL Centenary Fellowships

$2.5 Million Funding Available to Australian Biomedical Researchers

Melbourne, Australia: 01.06.2018 - Australia’s best and brightest biomedical researchers are invited to apply for one of two CSL Centenary Fellowships worth $1.25million over five years in support of discovery and translational medical research.

Applications opened today for the 2019 Fellowships, which are offered to outstanding mid-career scientists seeking to undertake world-class medical research at an Australian academic institute.

In 2016, in celebration of the company’s 100 year anniversary, CSL established a flagship $25 million fellowship program to champion excellence in early stage translational research.

As well as paying tribute to CSL’s origins, the fellowships aim to foster a thriving medical research community by supporting the development of Australian science.

“Australia is home to CSL’s global hub for early research and translation medicine and we are committed to helping grow the quality and quantity of Australian research and our biotech ecosystem generally,” said Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO, CSL Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Research & Development.

“These fellowships are long term, high value, and mid-career. I am confident that the recipients of the CSL Centenary Fellowships will go on to become some of Australia’s most eminent scientists and will lead the next generation of Australian scientific endeavour,” said Professor Cuthbertson.

There are now four active CSL Fellows working at the QIMR Berghofer Institute, the Queensland Brain Institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.  Their research includes work on improving survival rates for patients with acute leukaemia, whether memories are stored in our DNA, liquid biopsies for cancer testing, and what really causes arteries to clog.  

In 2019, we thank Professor Carola Vinuesa for her work as a member of the CSL Centenary Fellowships Selection Committee and welcome Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute as a new member on the independent selection committee, joining Professor Ashley Dunn, and Stephan Jane.   

The winners of the 2019 CSL Centenary Fellowships will be announced on 11th October 2018 at the annual dinner of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.  

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