Nick Antic Career Development Award

Applications for this award are currently closed

Professor Nick Antic (MBBS, FRACP, PhD) was an inspirational leader who was deeply committed to serving the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and improving the lives of people with sleep disorders through excellence in research and clinical care. He was Clinical Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Repatriation General Hospital, a Principal Research Fellow of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, a Sleep and Respiratory Medicine physician and served on the Board of the ASA for 8 years, including as President from 2013-2015. Nick was dedicated to advancing the fields of sleep and respiratory medicine and helping others. He served tirelessly with the ASA, TSANZ and ATS as well a range of committees within his institution.

To honour Nick Antic's outstanding contributions to sleep science and sleep medicine, a scholarship has been established to assist an ASA Member in their professional career development. Nick was passionate about mentoring, nurturing and promoting junior colleagues and assisted many to grow and develop their careers in sleep and respiratory medicine.

This award is intended to assist an ASA member to develop professionally. Through the Nick Antic Career Development Award, the recipient will gain valuable experience or knowledge to support their development as a leader in the field of sleep. This may take many forms in order to foster career development, for example attendance at a leadership course, funding support for a small sleep research project, paying for childcare assistance to attend an interstate or overseas meeting, etc. A report to the ASA for the newsletter on how the funds were used and the benefit it brought to the recipient’s professional development is the only requirement.

Nominations for this award are invited from the ASA membership, they will be reviewed by the ASA Research Committee, which will provide a recommendation to the ASA Board for final endorsement. The Award will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting each year. The amount to be awarded in 2019 will be $1,500.

If you are an ASA Member and wish to apply for the Nick Antic Career Development Award, please complete the nomination form and email it to: Mischka Yates

 Nominations close midnight (AEST) 31 July.

Download an application form here

Eligibility and assessment criteria:

Both the applicant and endorser (if relevant) must be current members of the Australasian Sleep Association.

Contributions to the ASA and other committees (demonstrations of selfless commitment to the field), participation in mentoring others, as well as other examples of service to the field and future leadership potential will be taken into consideration when selecting the winner of this award. Specifically, applications will be ranked on the above-mentioned criteria out of a total score of 20 according to the information provided in this application form plus the details within the applicant’s brief CV (5 page maximum).

A case must be put forward to demonstrate how the applicant has served the field and/or their future leadership potential and a brief account as to how the Award will be used to develop their career. There is no restriction career stage restriction for applicants. However, preference may be given to individuals who are at an early-mid career stage (<15 years in the field). A member may only receive one NACD Award.

Donations to the Nick Antic scholarship fund

Donations can be made via the donations portal

Contributions to the Scholarship Fund in Memory of Nick Antic are welcome to sustain the fund.

Award Recipients

2019: Andrew Vakulin
2018: Melinda Jackson
2017: Denise O'Driscoll

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