The aim of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life and patient care through medical research. Research will help us better understand the causes of venous disease whereby more effective treatments can be developed, resulting in improved patient care in the years to come.
Donations can be made to the Foundation to establish scholarships for research in the field of phlebology. The scholarship will be appropriately named after the donor and will be advertised for research students enrolled at Australian or New Zealand Universities.The donor or his/her representative will be asked to confirm the appointment and will be informed annually of the progress of each student. The scholarships will last for 2 years for a Masters student and 3 years for a PhD student, with the possibility of a 6 month extension under extraordinary circumstances. Once the student has completed their project or no longer requires financial assistance, the scholarship will be readvertised.
The Parsi PhD Scholarship for Basic Science Research in Phlebology
With the recent establishment of the Foundation, the first scholarship program was established by Associate Professor Kurosh Parsi to inaugurate the Phlebology Foundation of Australia PhD Scholarship Program.
The scholarship was awarded at AUD $30,000 per annum for three years, which is valued higher than the Australian Postgraduate Award (valued in 2014 at $25,392) in order to attract outstanding and exceptional academics to the field of phlebology.
The current PhD Scholarship was awarded for basic science research to determine the effects of detergent sclerosants on circulating blood cells and endothelium.