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Types of Grants

 

Regional Anaesthesia Outcomes Grant - 2019

This is a new currently open grant for a project related to major joint replacement, regional anaesthesia and patient-centred outcomes.  A collaboration between the ANZCA Research Foundation and the Medibank Better Health Foundation (MBHF) will provide funding of $50,000 for a 12-month project to be conducted in Australia commencing early 2019.  It is open to fellows and registered trainees of ANZCA and the Faculty of Pain Medicine.   Apply now.

The successful applicant must consent to the MBHF grant conditionsApplicants are also advised to consider the ANZCA Research Grant Policy before completing the application form. Applicants are required to obtain a RegKey before submitting an application.

Specific criteria:
The proposed study:
  • should target an important clinical question on relative postoperative patient-centred outcomes associated with variation in anaesthetic approach for major joint replacement, particularly regional anaesthesia.

  • should include a health economics analysis of related patient-centred outcomes and relative economic cost.
  • will have access to Medibank-provided data from patients who have had hip and knee replacements (Medibank informaticians will collaborate to provide relevant data and execute planned analyses for the successful applicant).

  • will aim to enhance evidence-based improvements in effective clinical practice and associated patient outcomes, contributing to safety and quality perioperative medicine.
     

Professorships

Lennard Travers Professorship
The prestigious quadrennial Lennard Travers Professorship is open to Fellows of the College in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore to work in a nominated area of anaesthesia. 

The award of the Professorship carries an emolument of A$70,000. The successful applicant will be required to deliver the Australasian Visitor’s Lecture at the appropriate Annual Scientific Meeting of the College.   The tenure of the professorship is one year with the appointee holding the courtesy title of Lennard Travers Professor of Anaesthesia.  
 

Douglas Joseph Professorship
The prestigious quadrennial Douglas Joseph Professorship was established by the Board of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1991 following a generous bequest from the late Douglas Joseph to endow a Fellowship or grant in aid for research in human anaesthesia.
 
Fellows of the College making an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the specialty to pursue research in human anaesthesia in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore may apply.
 
The Professorship has an emolument of A$70,000.  The successful applicant will be required to deliver the Australasian Visitor’s Lecture at the appropriate Annual Scientific Meeting of the College.  The tenure of the professorship is one year with the appointee holding the courtesy title of Douglas Joseph Professor of Anaesthesia.

 

Academic Enhancement Grant

The academic enhancement grant aims to foster the advancement of the academic disciplines of anaesthesia and/or pain medicine.  Support is provided for proposals encompassing broad areas of research;  details of initial area(s) of investigation need to be outlined.  Thus the grant aims to enhance foci of research activity.
 
Applicants must have University status at level of Professor/Clinical Professor or Associate Professor/Clinical Associate Professor but do not have to have administrative responsibility for a clinical department.
 
Research foci eligible for support include: a new Chair; an existing Chair with new incumbent; an existing Chair pursuing a new research direction; a second Chair in an existing department; a Professor/Associate Professor (or Clinical Professor/Associate Professor) who heads a research group. 
The criteria for the award of the Academic Enhancement grant are:

  • Research merit of the program.

  • Track record of the applicant(s) and their ability to carry out the proposed research.

  • Potential long-term benefits of the research program to academic endeavour of the research group and the specialty, including its ability to promote Fellows and trainees pursuing higher degrees.

The maximum amount available for an academic enhancement grant is A$100,000.  


Project Grants

Projects that will be considered may be in the field of basic scientific research, clinical investigation or epidemiological research.  Grants are usually awarded for one year;  however consideration may be given to the provision of two or three year grants for applications under special conditions.  The maximum amount available for a project grant is A$70,000.
 
Research Scholarships
Scholarship grants are made within the project grant scheme and are awarded to Fellows or registered trainees enrolled as senior degree students to support full-time or part-time research in a recognised university or research institute in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore.  They are available for one to three years, subject to category of award made and subject to satisfactory reports.
The stipend and allowances are similar to those provided by the NHMRC.  Half-time research may be negotiated on a pro-rata basis upon application.  
 

Novice Investigator Grant

A major goal of the College and the foundation is to encourage and foster novice investigators. The ANZCA Research Committee invites early application by novice investigators to apply for mentoring during the application process.  Applications must be received by January 14 each year.
 
A mentor, who is an experienced investigator, will be appointed by the Research Committee. The mentor will assess the application and provide prompt feedback. The applicant must then resubmit his or her application to the College by the usual deadline. Late applications for either deadline will not be accepted. All mentoring provided to the applicant will be confidential and not available to the Research Committee.

For the purposes of this process, a novice is an investigator who: 1) has not been awarded a peer-reviewed research grant in the past, 2) has not published more than 5 research papers in the 5 years prior to the year of application, and 3) does not have an experienced investigator as a co-investigator or associate investigator on the proposed grant.
The maximum amount available for a novice investigator grant is A$20,000.

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) - in 2018 applications are due Tuesday April 3 (as April 2 is a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand).  From December 1 each year, guides and application forms for all research grants are available from:

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 Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation to the ANZCA Research 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 Elaine Lillian Kluver ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous gift from the estate of the late Dr Elaine Kluver to the ANZCA Research Foundation to support a highly ranked anaesthesia, analgesia or pain related research grant.

  • The Provisional New Fellow (PNF) ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation from Professor Barry Baker, retired anaesthetist, ANZCA Director of Professional Affairs, and former Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, University of Sydney, to the ANZCA Research Foundation to support a highly ranked novice investigator.

  • The ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Anaesthesia Researcher Award was established by the ANZCA Research 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.

  • The ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Researcher Scholarship was established by the ANZCA Research Foundation, the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU) at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Peter Lowe.  Dr Lowe, a retired Melbourne anaesthetist and ANZCA medallist, has made a generous commitment and provided a scholarship to support an early-career researcher in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.  The scholarship is available to Fellows within five years of their original qualification and advanced trainees enrolled in a research higher degree at the University of Melbourne and under the oversight of the APPMU.

 

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 grant.

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 (research@anzca.edu.au)

 

 

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