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Professor Michael Cousins AO Travel Grant


In honour of Professor Michael Cousins AO, the Australian Pain Society (APS) is pleased to announce a single, dedicated Travel Grant for an Allied Health Practitioner (AHP) member to present their research abstract at our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

The Professor Michael Cousins AO Allied Health Practitioner Travel Grant includes:

  • Complimentary ASM registration at the relevant early bird rate
  • $500 towards ASM travel and accommodation expenses

The Professor Michael Cousins AO AHP ASM Travel Grant is designed to encourage contribution to and participation in the ASM and is made possible through an allocation of APS funds. This ASM Travel Grant will be awarded at the discretion of the APS Scholarship-Grants Selection Subcommittee.

Applicants are required to complete both the:

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) section of the Abstract Submission process; and

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current and past membership of the Australian Pain Society.
    • Membership must be current and verifiable for a minimum of five years, not required to be consecutive years.
    • Applications from non-members will not be considered.
  • Acceptance of an abstract of your research presentation.
  • Presentation of your research in either oral or poster format.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or hold a valid visa, be based in Australia, and live outside the metropolitan area of the conference city.

Terms and Conditions:

  • An EOI for the Professor Michael Cousins AO AHP Travel Grant does not imply or guarantee the award of a grant
  • An APS member can only be awarded the Professor Michael Cousins AO AHP Travel Grant once.
  • To be considered for a Travel Grant:

            (a) an EOI for a Travel Grant must be indicated when the abstract is submitted; and
            (b) a Travel Grant Application form must be submitted to the APS Secretariat by 5pm on 30 November each year

  • If an applicant qualifies for and applies to both the Professor Michael Cousins AO AHP Travel Grant and the regular APS Travel Grant scheme [awarded at the discretion of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC)], only a single grant (to the higher value) will be awarded.
  • The principal eligibility factors will be the quality of the application and submitted abstract.
  • A brief (four page maximum) CV/resume must be submitted by the applicant.
  • Only one author of the abstract may apply. This author must have made the major contribution to the work.
  • Completed application form must be submitted by the due date. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm the APS receipt of their application form prior to the due date.
  • Successful applicant will be notified no later than one (1) week before the end of early bird registration, prior to the ASM, and receive their Professor Michael Cousins AO AHP Travel Grant by EFT after attending and presenting at the ASM. Non-attendance and/or non-presentation at the ASM will result in the forfeiture of the Travel Grant.
  • The APS Board reserves the right to suspend or withdraw the Travel Grant program in situations where the APS ASM is:

           (a) Cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances (e.g. pandemics)
           (b) Converted to a hybrid format and the applicant selects the virtual attendance format (i.e. no travel involved)
           (c) Converted to a fully virtual format, as no travel is involved

  • If in doubt, it is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their eligibility for a Travel Grant if an APS ASM is cancelled or converted to a hybrid or fully virtual format.
  • Applicants are requested to indicate their willingness to contribute to an APS eNewsletter item if contacted by a member of the editorial team