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Research Establishment Awards for 2016

Closing date: Monday, 22nd June 2015 - 5pm AEST

These Fellowships are available to Fellows and trainees who wish to establish themselves in a research career, and who are either within seven years of having completed a Masters, PhD or equivalent higher research degree; or who have a research higher degree and are within two years of returning from working or studying overseas.
  

Online Application form

Terms & Conditions - please read these carefully before completing your application form.

 

Cottrell Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: For research or training in the areas of epidemiology, social or community medicine; or for research or training relating to areas of special relevance to the Asia Pacific area. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $75,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
•less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
•who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas
Special requirement: Applicants should highlight the relevance of the project to epidemiology, social or community medicine, or the Asia Pacific region.

The Fellowship is made available by a bequest of the late Dr Jack Dinham Cottrell.

  

Diabetes Australia Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To promote clinical and basic research into the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $50,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters:
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

The Fellowship is made available by a donation from Diabetes Australia Research Trust which is matched by a contribution from the RACP.

 

Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: The intent of the scholarship is to encourage and support the promotion of research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $75,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

The Scholarship is made available by donations from the Fellows of the RACP. 

 

New Zealand Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship (NZ)

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to NZ$75,000
Eligibility: New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas
Special Conditions: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the award through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Fellowship is made available by donations from the NZ Fellows of the RACP

 

RACP AFRM Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further an area of research in an area of rehabilitation medicine in the management of functional loss, activity limitation or participation restriction arising out of illness and injury. Funding to be used to provide:
- stipend support;
- other support such as laboratory set-up costs; or
- a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: $50,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian or New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of AFRM who:
• are less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia or New Zealand

 

RACP Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) & Starr Open Fellowship 

Purpose: To further research in the field of rheumatic diseases.
Value: Up to $50,000
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and  trainees of the RACP. its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
If the applicant is not a member of the RACP, a member of the research team must be member.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

The Fellowship is made available by a donation from the Australian Rheumatology Association, matched with funds provided by Fellows of the RACP, plus capital from the bequest of DEV Starr.

RACP GlaxoSmithKline Research Establishment Fellowship in Oncology

Purpose: To further medical research in oncology. Funding may be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $40,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from overseas
Tenable: Australia and New Zealand

The Fellowship is made available by a grant from GlaxoSmithKline Australia, matched with funds provided by Fellows of the RACP.
  

RACP JDRF Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To promote clinical and basic research into Type I diabetes. The following areas of research are encouraged, with particular relevance to children and adolescents:
• prevention of the disease and its recurrence,
• restoration of normal metabolism,
• avoidance and reversal of complications (such as hypoglycaemia, kidney failure, heart disease, nerve damage and loss of vision).
Value: up to $50,000
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters:
less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
•who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia

This Fellowship is co-funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the RACP.

  

RACP/Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in the fields of blood pressure, hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases. The research may be either basic or clinical but preference will be given to research relevant to new clinical developments. Funding is provided to:
• primarily provide stipend support;
Use of a proportion of the funds will be considered for
•other support such as laboratory set-up costs; or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $50,000 for one year
Eligibility: Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters;
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia

The Fellowship is made available by a grant from the then Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research, matched with funds provided by Fellows of the RACP. 

 
The David Prast Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To provide support and to further research into improving functional outcomes for people living with spinal cord injury and to further the vision of David Prast.The recipient will be expected to include a clinical component in the field of spinal cord injury within the application which is supported by the administering institution. The recipient will also be expected to travel to international centres to further their knowledge or participate in research. Funding may be used for stipend, project expenses and travel.
Value: Up to $90,000 per annum for up to three years
Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who are interested in embarking on a career of medical research combined with medical practice in this area.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas
Special requirement: Applicants are required to provide a letter addressed to SCIA and SCA as part of the application process providing detail as to how their research will contribute to the vision of David Prast. During the period of the Fellowship the recipient will be required to report to the donors regarding new technologies, ideas and outcomes; and to participate in yearly round table discussions with SCIA and SCA.
 
The Fellowship is made available due to the generosity of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and SpinalCure Australia

See The David Prast Leadership Program for further information

  

The Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship 

Purpose: To assist establishment of a career in nephrology research for a nephrologist who has completed a research higher degree in an area of relevance. The award may be used for:
• Stipend
• Other support such as laboratory set-up costs or short term Research Assistant appointment.
• Assist with travel and re-establishment costs for those taking up a post-doctoral fellowship overseas
Value: Up to $90,000 per annum.
Recipients are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for up to three years but must demonstrate significant progress in their subsequent application.
Eligibility: Nephrologists who are Fellows and trainees of the RACP who:
• are less than seven years after the award of their research higher degree (Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree); or
• have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after returning from a minimum one year overseas; and
• wish to further their studies in the treatment and control of renal disease in a university, hospital or research centre
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

Further information can be found on the Jacquot Awards webpage

 

The Miriam Greenfield RACP Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in neurology relating to the aetiology and/or management of brain tumours. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $50,000 and up to $2,000 to support travel to a local or overseas research meeting to present a paper
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

This award is jointly funded by the Greenfield and Kaplan families and the RACP. The travel grant is funded by the Malki Family and the RACP.

    

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in the field of haematological research. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $50,000
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.
Special Note: If no applications are considered by the GAC to be of sufficiently high standard, an award will not be made in the field of haematological research but the Fellowship may be offered to a reserve candidate of sufficiently high standard for the Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship.

The Fellowship is made available due to the generosity of The Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation Ltd in memory of Robert Maple-Brown AO.

  

The Servier Staff "Barry Young" Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in the field of oncology and the prevention and cure of cancer;
and to
• provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $50,000 for one year.
Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

The Fellowship is made available by a grant from Servier Laboratories to honour the former Managing Director, the late Mr Barry A Young OAM FRACP (Hon) and funds from the Fellows of the RACP.

 

The Sir Roy McCaughey Fellowship (Research Establishment)

Purpose: To further research in any area of medicine
• provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $75,000
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: New South Wales (NSW)

The Fellowship is made available by a bequest of the late Sir Roy McCaughey 

 

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in the area of diseases associated with ageing, and to promote leadership and community spirit within the profession and the community. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $60,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand Fellows or advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
• less than seven years from the award of their higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas
Special requirement: Applicants for this Fellowship should seek confidential reports from two referees on the applicant's character, community involvement and leadership qualities. In addition to academic merit, applicants will be expected to have demonstrated community involvement, integrity of character and leadership qualities within the community and/or the profession. Applicants should include a brief outline of their leadership in the profession and the community.

The Fellowship is made available by a grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, matched with funds provided by the RACP.

 

 

Awards not offered for 2016
 

AstraZeneca Research Establishment Fellowship in Medical Research 

Purpose: To further research in internal medicine or paediatrics. Funding to be used to:
• Provide stipend support; and/or
• other support such as laboratory set-up costs; and/or
• a short term Research Assistant appointment.
Value: Up to $20,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
• less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree; OR
• who have completed a research higher degree and are less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

The Fellowship is made available by a grant from AstraZeneca Pty Ltd, matched with funds provided by the RACP.