Castle Harlan Award
Castle Harlan is a distinguished and philanthropic US-based private equity firm that wishes to support the kind of medical research being undertaken at Garvan. A US$10,000 award is presented annually to the most outstanding early career PhD student at the Garvan Institute.
The award can be used for anything that might help career development, such as travel to overseas conferences or laboratories.
2014 Award – Laura Baker
2012 Award – Luxi Zhang
2010 Award – Sean Humphrey (now at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)
2009 Award – Kendle Maslowski
2008 Award – Helen McGuire (now at Stanford University)
Stuart Furler Travel Awards
Stuart Furler was a long serving and highly respected scientist in Garvan’s Diabetes and Metabolism Division who died of pancreatic cancer in 2007. His family established the Travel Award in his memory, as a way of nurturing early career scientists.
Third year PhD students are eligible to apply for the Stuart Furler Travel Award, with winners receiving $5,000 to attend a major international conference relevant to their field of research, as well as to visit labs of potential collaborators.
Qian Du and Robert Shearer
2014 Awards – Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle