The grant program is funded to a maximum of $A5000 and is available to fellows and trainees of the college. Physicians in other disciplines, historians, tertiary students, and other individuals or groups with an interest in the history of anaesthesia and pain medicine may also apply. The funding is designed to assist in advancing knowledge of the history of anaesthesia and pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand, and applications showing collaboration and partnerships between groups and individuals are also encouraged.
Funding may be allocated to one project, or a number of projects. Grants are required to be fully expended, and the project completed and acquitted, within two years.
Before beginning the application, please read the guidelines carefully. They explain the priorities, selection criteria and information you must provide in your application for this funding program.
It is recommended you discuss all proposals for funding with the museum curator prior to submitting your application.
Funding is highly competitive and there is no guarantee of success. Previous financial support for history and/or heritage research projects does not infer support for future projects. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the information and support material requested in these guidelines.
Fellows and registered trainees of ANZCA and/or FPM, physicians of other disciplines, historians, tertiary students and other individuals or groups with an interest in advancing the history of anaesthesia and pain medicine. You may apply as a member of a community-based organisation if the project can demonstrate strong community involvement that advances knowledge of the history and heritage of anaesthesia and/or pain medicine in Australia and/or New Zealand.
The following types of projects will be considered for funding. Please note, any project relating to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori communities, collections or history must include, as part of the application, evidence of advice, guidance, collaboration and co-creation with the community affected by the project.
- Recorded oral histories.
- Preparation of e-publications.
- Conservation of objects and records (conservation projects must include a conservator engaged via the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) or the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Material (NZCCM)).
- Commissioning significance statements on objects or collections.
- Development and production of exhibitions.
- Training in collections management.
- Design and production of interpretation panels and heritage walks.
- Digitisation of collection objects.
- Digital storytelling, including podcasts and film.
- Consultancy fees for the provision of specialist skills.
- Museum standard storage cases.
- Purchase of archival quality materials.
The following types of projects will not be considered for funding
- Projects related to the history or heritage of anaesthesia and pain medicine outside Australia and New Zealand.
- Hard copy printed publications.
- Launch events, catering, marketing, advertising, promotion and media.
- Travel costs.
- Development of cataloguing software.
- Capital works, building and infrastructure projects.
- Provision of cash prizes, commercial gifts or grants to a third party.
- Retrospective costs – costs that the individual or organisation has already paid for out of its own funds or costs incurred prior to successful grants being awarded.
- Ongoing operational costs, such as salaries for ongoing positions, rent or utilities.
- Projects that will be completed prior to receipt of funds and/or outside of the two year completion of the funding round.
Submit the completed the application form, along with any supporting documentation, via email to the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History. If the application is too large to be received via email, please use a file sharing platform such as Dropbox or other platforms of a similar nature.
It is recommended applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents. You will receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received.
- Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
- Applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted or processed
- Changes and revisions to grant applications will not be accepted after the grant application period closes
- Applicants will receive a receipt of their submissions via email
- Submission of an application does not necessarily result in funding approval
Things to consider in your application
All applications will be assessed against the judging and assessment criteria and in the context of other applications to the same funding round. Successful projects will not be announced until 16 October 2023, so take this into consideration as part of your project plan.
Judges appointed to the panel bring together a range of expertise that may include representatives in the fields of history and/or heritage, cultural and social history, archives, museum collection management, curators, academics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs, Māori programs, multicultural programs or other related areas.
All projects will be assessed against the criteria listed below. Shortlisted projects will be considered for funding until all funds have been distributed. Projects may be part-funded.
The judging panel’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into. All applications for funding will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Will the project result in the preservation, recording and access to the history and heritage of anaesthesia and/or pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand?
- Does the project provide clear and realistic costing as to how the grant money will be spent as demonstrated in the application budget?
- Does the project have clear aims, objectives and well defined strategies for the delivery of the project?
- Does the project have historical merit?
- Does the project provide value for money?
- Does the project have a clearly defined end-product and outcome (eg oral history, website, interpretive signage, etc)?
- Does the application demonstrate the capability of the applicant to deliver and implement the proposed project within the specified timeframe?
- Does the application demonstrate ongoing value (e.g. development of new skills, improving access and awareness, etc)?
- Does the project communicate the history and heritage of anaesthesia and/or pain medicine to a broader audience (i.e. beyond the immediate organisation)?
- Will the project be completed within two years of the awarding of the grant?
- Does the project require access to the museum collections?
Successful applicants are required to acknowledge the support of ANZCA and the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History in all relevant publication, promotional material or news releases. Successful applicants will be provided with branding and logo collateral, as well as guidelines for use.