The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for an outstanding Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) advanced trainee or early career neurologist to undertake clinical experience and/or research in the field of Movement Disorders.
In addition to fostering career development for the successful applicant, it is hoped that the Fellowship will promote specialization and clinical research in Movement Disorders in Australia and New Zealand. The Fellowship will be hosted by a centre of excellence in movement disorders clinical practice and/or research, to be chosen by the candidate. This should ordinarily be for a period of at least one month and not in the candidate's home city. However, during travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for a fellowship of shorter duration, in the applicant's home state and/or for other purposes involving professional development in the field of movement disorders will be considered (please see "Value of Fellowship" below).
The Fellowship is named in honour of the late Dr Nicholas Blair, who was an outstanding clinician scientist in the field of Movement Disorders and a former recipient of the MDSANZ Movement Disorder Fellowship.
Value of Fellowship:
AUD$10,000 (exclusive of GST)
During travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a fellowship of lower value to be utilized in the applicant's home state, for a period of less than one month and/or for other purposes involving professional development in the field of movement disorders will be considered.
Minimum eligibility criteria:
Applicants must be:
Applications must include the following information:
Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee nominated by the MDSANZ Executive Committee
Short-listed candidates will be required to undergo a selection interview
Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
Applications are to addressed by email to the MDSANZ Secretariat officer, Emma Prattley (MDSANZSecretariat@conference.nz)