CSL opens applications for 2021 Fellowships

CSL has opened applications for its Centenary Fellowships that are offered to mid-career scientists wanting to undertake medical research at an Australian academic institute.

The scholarships, which are worth $1.25 million over five years, were established in 2016 to mark CSL’s 100 year anniversary. The ten-year $25 million program is focussed on supporting early-stage translational research.

“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’s chief scientific officer.

“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 currently eight active CSL Fellows working at the QIMR Berghofer Institute, the Queensland Brain Institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Menzies School of Health Research and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Their research includes a focus on curing ‘hidden’ malaria, personalised cancer treatment, improving survival rates for patients with acute leukaemia, whether memories are stored in our DNA, liquid biopsies for cancer testing, what really causes arteries to clog, why people die from infection following stroke and vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis.

The winners of the 2021 CSL Centenary Fellowships will be announced on 11 October 2021 in conjunction with the annual conference of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

More information, including application details, is available on the CSL website.