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.

All applications across the different award categories will be assessed by review panels comprised of members of the Grants Advisory Committee, representatives from partner organisations, RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, and other invited peer reviewers.

2023 application timeline

Award category Applications open Applications close Review period Outcomes advised
Career Development Fellowships (2024)
Monday 1 May 2023 Tuesday 27 June 2023 July to September Late November 2023
Research Establishment Fellowships (2024)
Monday 1 May 2023 Tuesday 27 June 2023  July to September Late November 2023
Research Entry Scholarships (2024)
Monday 1 May 2023 Tuesday 18 July 2023  July to September Early December 2023
Research Development Grants (2024) Saturday 1 July 2023 Monday 28 August 2023 September November 2023
Travel Grants (2024)
Saturday 1 July 2023
Monday 28 August 2023 September November 2023

Education Development Grants (2023)


Round 1


Round 2




Monday 27 March 2023


Monday 1 July 2023




Tuesday 2 May 2023


Monday 28 August 2023









June 2023


Late September 2023

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 advanced 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 short-term or part-time research projects.

Education Development Grants

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

Travel Grants

Funding support for short periods of research overseas.


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 into medical conditions and rehabilitation related to motor vehicle accidents.

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