Career Development Fellowships

Applications for 2021 funding closed Monday 15 June 2020.
Submissions are currently under review and a decision is anticipated by late November. All applicants will be notified by early December.

Career Development Fellowships are intended for established researchers who completed their research higher degree over seven year ago and/or researchers who aren't eligible for either Research Entry or Research Establishment awards.

Note: Applicants who hold NHMRC, MRFS or other Category 1 funding, which would be held concurrently with an RACP Fellowship, will be given lower priority when considered for RACP funding.

See the award terms and conditions.


RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship

Purpose: To encourage and support the promotion of research in medical specialty areas represented by the RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters. Funds may be used to:

  • provide stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • a short-term Research Assistant appointment

Value: Up to AUD$100,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility:
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who:

  • have comprehensive research experience
  • its been over 7 years since completion of their higher research degree

Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Fellowship is supported by donations from RACP Life Fellows.

Don & Lorraine Jacquot Career Development Fellowship

Purpose: To provide opportunities for nephrologists and Fellows of the RACP who have completed a postgraduate research higher degree, or have substantial research experience, and are still at an early stage in their career. The recipient will be expected to:

  • carry out independent and/or team research
  • undertake activities to develop their expertise in biomedical, clinical and/or public health research
  • have clearly defined outcomes and objectives

Value: Up to AUD$100,000 for 1 year.
Recipients are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for up to 3 years but must demonstrate significant progress in their subsequent application.
Eligibility: Nephrologists who are Fellows of the RACP that wish to further their studies in the treatment and control of renal disease in a university, hospital or research centre, and have:

  • completed a PhD (or equivalent research higher degree) or have substantial research experience in nephrology disciplines
  • research experience and evidence of research ability, such as publications, conference papers, reports, professional or technical contributions
  • evidence of original intellectual input into research

Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Fellowship is supported by a bequest of the late Don and Lorraine Jacquot and is co-administered by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN).

RACP MAIC Career Development Fellowship

Purpose: To promote research capacity and capability to improve knowledge on:

  • medical conditions or illnesses which cause or contribute to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)
  • medical treatments or approaches that improve health outcomes for people involved in MVAs
  • rehabilitation of people who sustain a temporary or permanent disability through MVAs
  • improving longer term outcomes of people injured in MVAs including pain management, community re-integration, psychosocial, mental health and vocational outcomes

Value: Up to $100,000 for one year.
Eligibility:
Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who:

  • it's been 7 or more years since the completion of their higher research degree, or
  • have demonstrable research and clinical experience

Tenable: Queensland. An exception can be made if there is a demonstrable benefit to the state of Queensland from the research being undertaken elsewhere in Australia.
Reporting requirements:
Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) requires a final report that outlines how the outcome of the research contributes towards lessening the risk of MVA injuries and/or improving the outcomes of people injured in MVAs.

The Fellowship is supported by a grant from the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission, matched with contributions from RACP Fellows.

Award unavailable in 2021

Croxon Career Development Fellowship in Alzheimer Disease Research

Purpose: For research or training into the causes, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer Disease. Funding to be used to:

  • provide stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • a short term Research Assistant appointment

Value: Up to AUD$100,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility:
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable:
Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Fellowship is supported by a bequest from the late Alfred Croxon.
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