Research Development Scholarships

Applications for 2021 funding closed Monday 13 July 2020.
Submissions are currently under review and a decision is anticipated by late November. All applicants will be notified by early December.

Research Development Scholarships are available to RACP Fellows and trainees specifically to support small research projects.


RACP AFOEM Research Development Grant

Purpose: To support and encourage research in the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Applicants can undertake a short-term or part-time research project, such as to fulfil the research requirement for their training or Fellowship. The funding can be used to provide:

  • stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • funding for a short-term research assistant

Value: Up to $30,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Grant is supported by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Endowment Fund.

RACP AFRM Research Development Scholarship

Purpose: To support and encourage research in the field of rehabilitation medicine.
Value: Up to $10,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Scholarship is supported by the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Endowment Fund.

Queensland Regional Committee Research Development Grant

Purpose: To assist trainees and new Fellows undertake short-term or part-time research projects, including projects required to complete a research component of their training or Fellowship.
Value: Projects valued up to $10,000 will be considered.
Eligibility: Queensland Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: Queensland only.

The Grant is supported by the Queensland Regional Committee Endowment Fund.

Awards unavailable in 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand Research Development Scholarship

Purpose: To provide support to further research. Funds can be used for project support or stipend.
Value: Up to NZD$20,000.
Eligibility: Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, enrolled in a research higher degree (Masters, PhD or equivalent).
Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

The Scholarship is supported by contributions from RACP Aotearoa New Zealand members.
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