ANZCA Research Grants for 2024

07 December 2022

Applications for 2024 research grants 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:

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.

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.

Novice Investigator Grants – Early application by novice investigators is invited for mentoring during the application process.  

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 – An initiative by a group of anaesthetists to encourage and support research exploring the environmental impact of anaesthesia and related products and activities. For 2024, the funding available for this grant is up to $A25,000.   

ANZCA Patrons Emerging Investigator Grant – This is a dedicated grant to support emerging researchers transitioning from the novice investigator grant level. The grant is named in honour of the foundation patrons; the foundation’s most committed donors.  

Professional Practice Research (PPR) Grants – These grants support research comprising a range of methodologies and methods including but not limited to qualitative approaches such as ethnography and action research in the ANZCA professional practice domains of communicator, collaborator, leader and manager, scholar, health advocate and professional in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.

The PPR 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.

The ANZCA Research Committee and the Professional Practice Research Network Executive have discontinued the simulation/education grant with related research now eligible for the Professional Practice Research Grants. The ANZCA Research Committee will fund at least the top two most highly-ranked PPR grant applications above the minimum committee score required for funding. Unsuccessful PPR grants will also be considered for and compete with project grant applications based on the research committee ranking.

How to apply

Full details of the ANZCA research grants program and each of the grant categories with the relevant application forms and guides for applicants are available here. More resources for applicants are available in the ANZCA library Research Hub.
The closing date for all grant applications is 5pm AEST 3 April 2023 (as 1 April falls on the weekend).
For further information, please contact us.

Last updated 16:43 8.12.2022