Christine and T. Jack Martin Research Travel Grant


This grant is offered by the ANZBMS in memory of Christine Martin and to honour the outstanding and major scientific contributions of Professor T Jack Martin to bone and mineral research and his contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research, and administration.

The aim of the Grant is to facilitate travel to undertake bone and mineral research in any aspect of basic or clinical science. It is expected that travel would be initiated in the year after the award is made.

The award is open to financial members of the Society and preference will be given to applications from members who are in the training phase of their careers (ie. within 15 years of obtaining their higher degree (full-time equivalent).

Applications up to $15,000 AUD will be considered, based on merit, and funded with consideration of the proposed budget. Proposals may include attendance at major conferences and visits to laboratories, but the major purpose should include a substantially justified cooperative project, or acquisition of expertise in a particular technique or techniques. These should result in publishable outcomes, facilitate progress or completion of a higher degree, provide preliminary data for applications to major granting bodies or service to the bone and mineral community.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must have been a financial member of the ANZBMS for at least 12 months at the time of application, and for the duration of the supported travel period.

Preference will be given to members in the training phase of their careers. Current members of Council are not eligible to apply. Applicants with a higher degree (ie. PhD or equivalent) should have completed this degree within the past 15 years (full-time equivalent).


The ANZBMS Research Committee will make a decision on the applications and may seek up to 2 independent referees. Awarding of the grant in each year will depend on the quality of applications. Based on the number and quality of applications, the grant may not be awarded in some years at the discretion of Council. Notification of the awarding of the grant will be made as soon as practicable after completion of assessment.

Award Amount

Up to $15,000 AUD

Application Deadline

Friday 2 August 2024


To Apply for this Grant

  • Return the Application form and required documents to the ANZBMS Secretariat -
  • The application should include an itinerary for the proposed travel, a research proposal, a supporting letter from the laboratory where the major part of the work will be carried out, a budget and the curriculum vitae of the applicant - see instructions attached to application form for details.



The Christine and TJ Martin Award is supported by a partnership between ANZBMS and the Bone Health Foundation.

Christine and Prof TJ Martin

Past Recipients


Lieke Scheepers 

Christine and T Jack Martin Travel Grant
Ahmed Al Saedi
Martha Blank
Pholpat Durongbahn

2019 for 2020
Sabashini Ramchand

2018 for 2019
Thao Ho-Le

2017 for 2018
Alexander Rodriguez

2016 for 2017
Audrey Chan

2015 for 2016
Christina Vrahnas

2014 for 2015
Michelle McDonald

2013 for 2014
Yohann Bala

2012 for 2013
Ashika Chhana 

2011 for 2012:
Julie Quach
 Report 65KB)

2010 for 2011:
Garry Williams 
 Report (189KB)

2009 for 2010:
Bich Tran

2008 for 2009:
Roger Zebaze 
 Report (125KB)

2007 for 2008:
Brya Matthews
Report (22KB)

2006 for 2007:
Mark Forwood
Report (175KB)

2005 for 2006:
Susan Allison 
Report (33KB)

2004 for 2005:
Kerrie Sanders
Report (33KB)

2003 for 2004
Vicky Kartsogiannis
Report (71KB)

2002 for 2003:
Catherine Middleton-Hardie 
Report (18KB)