Research Establishment Fellowships

Application for 2020 are open Wednesday 1 May 2019 to Monday 24 June 2019.

Research Establishment Fellowships are available to Fellows and trainees who wish to establish themselves in a research career. To be eligible, Fellows and trainees will meet one of the two criteria:

  • within seven years of having completed a Masters, PhD or equivalent higher research degree
  • hold a research higher degree and be within two years of returning from working or studying overseas for a period of more than 12 months

Funding provided by most of the awards can be used for:

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

Refer to the specific award description and criteria to confirm suitability and eligibility.

Eligible applicants need to submit only one application when applying for one or multiple Awards. See Section D (Awards applied for) of the form.

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.


Barbara Cameron Australian Rheumatology Association Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To promote and encourage research into the cause and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Applicants need to demonstrate the project’s capacity for knowledge transfer to professionals and patients.
Value
: Up to $50,000
Eligibility:
 Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters or members of the Australian Rheumatology Association.
Tenable: 
Australia, New Zealand or overseas.
Special Requirement: 
If the applicant is not a member of the RACP, a member of the research team must be member. 

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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The Fellowship is made available by a bequest of the late Barbara Cameron, and jointly administered by the RACP and the Australian Rheumatology Association.

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.
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.
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.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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

Croxon Research Establishment Fellowship for Alzheimer's Disease Research

Purpose: For research or training into the causes, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
Value:
Up to $75,000 for one year.
Eligibility:
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

The Fellowship is made available by a bequest of the late Alfred Croxon.

Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To encourage and support research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
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.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
The Fellowship is made available by donations from the Fellows of the RACP.

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. Research may be either basic or clinical. The award may be used for:

  • stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • a 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. 
Eligibility: Nephrologists who are Fellows and trainees of the RACP.
Tenable: 
Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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The Fellowship is made possible the by the Estate of the late Don and Lorraine Jacquot.

The Kids' Cancer Project Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To support physician-scientists specializing in paediatric oncology and to encourage research to:

  • increase capacity for bench to bedside medicine
  • minimise harmful impacts of treatment
  • improve quality of life and function post treatment
  • improve survival and ultimately find cures for childhood cancer.

Value: Up to $90,000 per annum for two years.
Eligibility: 
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable:
Australia only.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
This Fellowship is made possible through a grant from The Kids’ Cancer Project.

RACP Australian Rheumatology Association & D.E.V Starr Research Establishment Fellowship

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

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
The Fellowship is made available by a donation from the Australian Rheumatology Association, matched with funds provided by Fellows of the RACP and capital from a bequest from D.E.V. Starr. 

RACP Diabetes Australia Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To promote clinical and basic research into the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes.
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.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
The Fellowship is made available by a donation from Diabetes Australia Research Trust, which is matched by funds from the RACP.

RACP Endocrine Society of Australia Research Establishment Fellowship in Endocrinology

Purpose: To further research in endocrinology.
Value:
up to $50,000 for one year.
Eligibility:
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who are members of the Endocrine Society of Australia.
Tenable: Australia.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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The Fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Endocrine Society of Australia, matched with funds provided by Fellows of 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
  • 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.
Tenable: Australia.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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

RACP GlaxoSmithKline Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further medical research in the areas of respiratory medicine, vaccine-preventable disease and/or oncology. Preference will be given to research with relevance to Indigenous health.
Value:
Up to $50,000 for one year.
Eligibility:
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia and New Zealand.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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

RACP Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: 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 $50,000 for one year.
Eligibility: 
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
The Fellowships are made possible through donations from the Members of the RACP.

RACP MAIC Research Establishment Fellowship

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

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

Value: Up to $50,000 / year for two years
Eligibility:
Australian Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable:
Queensland only. The exception to this is if an applicant can demonstrate a benefit to the state of Queensland from the research being undertaken elsewhere in Australia.
Reporting requirements:
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) requires a final report that outlines how the outcome of the research contributes towards lessening the risk of RTC injuries, and/or improving the outcomes of people injured in RTCs.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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The Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission matched with funds provided by the Fellows of the RACP.

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: 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 $60,000
Eligibility:
 Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

The Fellowship is made possible through the the generosity of The Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation Ltd, in memory of the late Mr Robert Maple-Brown AO.

The Sir Roy McCaughey Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value:
 Up to $75,000
Eligibility:
Australian and New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: New South Wales only.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

Apply now
The Fellowship is made possible through a bequest of the late Sir Roy McCaughey.

The Servier Staff 'Barry Young' Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in the field of oncology and the prevention and cure of cancer.
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
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Establishment 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.
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.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
Special requirement: Applicants for this Fellowship are to seek two confidential referee reports regarding their character, community involvement and leadership qualities. In addition to academic merit, applicants are to submit a brief summary demonstrating their community involvement, integrity of character and leadership qualities within the community and/or the profession.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.

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

Awards unavailable in 2020

RACP AFRM Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in an area of rehabilitation medicine in the management of functional loss, activity limitation or participation restriction arising out of illness and injury.
Value: $50,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian or New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM).
Tenable: Australia or New Zealand.

The Fellowship is made possible by funds donati0ons from Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

RACP Bayer Australia Medical Research Establishment Fellowship

Purpose: To further research in cardiovascular, anti-infective and metabolic medicine.
Value: Up to $50,000 for one year.
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

The Fellowship is made possible through a donation from Bayer Australia Ltd, matched with funds from the RACP.
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