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ANZCA research information

ANZCA research information


Applications for funding for the following year close on April 1 each year (or 5pm on the closest business day if April 1 is a weekend day).  From December 1 each year, guides and application forms for all research grants are available from the Research grant application forms and guides page.


Applicants are strongly advised to read the ANZCA Research Grant Policy before completing the application form. Applicants are required to obtain a RegKey before submitting an application. The conditions and rules set out in the application and guide are adhered to very strictly.


The ANZCA Research Committee administers the grant process.


ANZCA research awards

The following awards are made at the discretion of the Research Committee in the project grant and simulation/education grant categories:

  • The Harry Daly Research Award was established in 1981 by the Faculty of Anaesthestists in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is awarded each year to the research grant applicant whose project is ranked highest by the ANZCA Research Committee.

  • The John Boyd Craig Research Award is awarded each year to an outstanding applicant in honour of Dr John Boyd Craig, a patron of the foundation at the governor level.

  • The Pfizer ANZCA Research Award is offered each year by the foundation’s major healthcare industry sponsor, Pfizer, who is committed to the ongoing development of knowledge in the field of pain medicine. 

  • The Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation to the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation from the family of the late Dr Russell Cole to support a highly ranked pain related research grant, with a preference for the relief of cancer pain.

  • The Robin Smallwood Bequest was established following a generous bequest from the late Dr Robin Smallwood to support a highly ranked grant in anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine.

  • The Perpetual ANZCA Emerging Researcher Award is offered by the respected financial services organisation, Perpetual Private, a major sponsor of the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation and which is committed to supporting the career development of an emerging researcher each year through the ANZCA grant process.

  • The ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Anaesthesia Researcher Award was established by the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation, the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Peter Lowe.  Dr Lowe, a retired Melbourne anaesthetist and ANZCA medallist, has made a generous commitment to support emerging researchers within five years of fellowship undertaking anaesthesia research at a University of Melbourne affiliated hospitals through the award.

Grant reporting requirements

Eligibility to apply for future funding will be contingent on complying with the reporting requirements of the ANZCA Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions. Unless otherwise specified, grants are awarded for the period of two calendar years following the year of the grant decision.  chief investigator A (CIA) may request in writing a time-only extension or roll-over of funds if the project is not completed at the end of the two year period.


Progress reports

In accordance with the ANZCA Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions, the CIA is required to forward a progress report to the College by September 1 in each year of the award.

Download Progress Report Form


Final reports

In accordance with the ANZCA Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions, the CIA is required to forward a final report to the College within three months of the completion of the project.

Download Final Report Form


Failure to provide progress or final reports by the due date may result in any funding for multi-year projects being withheld.  Any future funding requests by the CIA may not be considered.


Lodgement of the forms

The Progress Report Form and Final Report Form should be forwarded to the Research and Administration Coordinator at the College via email (


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