ANZCA research grants for 2025

06 December 2023

Applications are now open.

The ANZCA Research Committee invites applications from ANZCA and FPM fellows and registered trainees for the following research grants and awards for projects related to anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, or pain medicine.

During 2023, the committee reviewed and made a number of amendments and additions to the grant application forms. These include a reduction in the page length for the research proposal, additional budget details, and contribution and time commitment of chief investigators and associate investigators. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the grant guidelines, noting the application form requirements. 

Grants available for 2025

  • Academic Enhancement Grant. This grant aims to foster the advancement of these academic disciplines, and help establish, enhance or sustain a research program.  All chief investigators must be fellows of ANZCA and/or FPM with an academic appointment.
  • Douglas Joseph Professorship.  This prestigious grant is for 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.
  • Project Grants. These grants support specific research projects proposed by fellows and trainees.  Applicants undertaking a higher degree may apply for scholarship support as part of a project grant.
  • Professional Practice Research Grants (including simulation and education). These grants are to support high quality research to provide evidence for effective, efficient, safe and equitable professional practices in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine for patients, organisations and staff and include the areas of education, simulation, and strategies for translating and implementing evidence into clinical practice.
  • Novice Investigator Grants.  Early applications from novice investigators are invited by 14 January for mentoring during the application process. Further details available on the website.
  • Skantha Vallipuram ANZCA Research Scholarship.  This scholarship has been established by the family of Dr Vallipuram, FANZCA FFPMANZCA to support a fellow or trainee enrolled in a higher research degree and assist in establishing their research career.
  • Environment and Sustainability Research Grant.  This grant is the initiative of a group of anaesthetists and the foundation to encourage and support research exploring the environmental impact of anaesthesia and related products and activities. 
  • ANZCA Patrons Emerging Investigators Grant.  A dedicated grant to support emerging researchers transitioning from the novice investigator grant level.  The grant is named in honour of the foundation patrons who are high-level donors to research. 

How to apply

Full details of the ANZCA grants program and each of the grant categories with the relevant application forms and guides for applicants are available here. Further resources for applicants can be found in the ANZCA library research hub.
The closing date for all grant applications is 5pm (AEDT) 2 April 2024.
For further information, please contact us.

Last updated 12:14 6.12.2023