Student Awards

2014 Castle Harlan Award

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 Winner

2014 Award – Laura Baker

Past Winners

2013 Award – Dr Angela Chou and Lee Marshall

2012 Award – Luxi Zhang

2011 Award – Romain Rouet

2010 Award – Sean Humphrey (now at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)

2009 Award – Kendle Maslowski

2008 Award – Helen McGuire (now at Stanford University)


2014 Stuart Furler Travel Awards 

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.

2014 Winners

2014 Awards – Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle


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