Research Awards and Career Grants

Through the RACP Foundation, we're able to offer financial support to Fellows and trainees pursuing careers in medical research. Over 50 different fellowships, scholarships and grants are available annually, totalling over $2.5 million in funding.

This year's funding round will see over 250 applications across the different awards assessed by review panels comprised of members of the Grants Advisory Committees, representatives from partner organisations, RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, and other volunteer reviewers.

2021 application dates

Award category Applications open Applications close
Career Development Fellowships (2022)
Monday 3 May 2021 Monday 28 June 2021
Research Establishment Fellowships (2022)
Monday 3 May 2021 Monday 12 July 2021
Research Entry Scholarships (2022)
Monday 3 May 2021 Monday 19 July 2021
Research Development Grants (2022)
Tuesday 1 June 2021 Monday 26 July 2021
Travel Grants (2022)
Tuesday 1 June 2021 Monday 26 July 2021
Education Development Grants (2021) Tuesday 1 June 2021 Monday 26 July 2021

Career Development Fellowships

For Fellows who are mid-career researchers who have completed their research higher degree more than seven years prior.

Research Establishment Fellowships

For Fellows and trainees who wish to establish their research career and have completed a research higher degree in the last seven years.

Research Entry Scholarships

Providing stipend support to Fellows and trainees at the start of their research career, currently enrolled in or will be commencing a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree.

Research Development Grants

Funding support for Fellows or trainees undertaking smaller research projects, including projects required to complete a research requirement for Fellowship.

Education Development Grants

Providing assistance to Fellows and trainees to undertake further educational training or to develop educational initiatives.

Travel Grants

For short periods of research or studying overseas, Fellows and trainees can apply for funding to cover travel, re-establishment costs or incurred fees.

RACP NHMRC Awards for Excellence are unavailable for 2021.


The Jacquot Awards
Supporting nephrologists wishing to establish or pursue a research career for the treatment and management of renal disease.

RACP MAIC Research Awards
Awards funded by the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) to support research and improve medical knowledge related to motor vehicle accidents.

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