Adrian Paul Prize

Applications closed Friday 30 October 2020.

The Adrian Paul Prize is awarded annually for the best scientific work in the field of rehabilitation medicine submitted as part of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) Advanced Training Program.

The Prize was established by the AFRM in 1986 through a donation by the late Mrs Nancy Paul, wife of the late Dr Adrian Paul, the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Alfred Hospital.

The 2019 Adrian Paul Prize recipient is Dr Timothy Butson.


Applicants must be a registered Advanced Trainee of the AFRM or a Fellow of the AFRM in the first year of their Fellowship.

Eligible Advanced Training Research Projects must have been first submitted as part of your training between 16 September 2019 and 15 September 2020.


The successful recipient receives AUD$1000 and a certificate, presented at the Convocation Ceremony.

An announcement is published in the December edition of Rhaïa Newsletter.

Selection process

Three or more judges review all applications in consultation with the AFRM Education Committee at their Committee meeting.

All research projects will be assessed based on their content and originality.

Following the Committee meeting, the prize winner will be notified by the RACP Foundation.

The AFRM Education Committee reserves the right not to award a prize if all nominations received don't meet the sufficient standard.

For any questions or enquiries about the Adrian Paul Prize, contact us.

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