Applicants must have university status at the level of professor, associate professor, clinical professor or clinical associate professor but do not have to have administrative responsibility for a clinical department.
All chief investigators must be a fellow of ANZCA or FPM.
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/clinical associate professor) who heads a research group.
The grant is awarded on the following criteria:
- The research merit of the program.
- The track record of the applicant(s) and their ability to carry out the proposed research.
- The 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 $A100,000.
Applicants for the Academic Enhancement Grant (AEG) will be given the option for the project component of their grant (if appropriate) to be considered and ranked for funding as a project grant, subject to project grant assessment and eligibility criteria, if unsuccessful for the AEG.
The closing date for the academic enhancement grant application is 5pm (AEDT) 1 April 2021.
The application form and guidelines will be available from 1 December 2020.
Before applying, pleasae read the information on our grant applications page.
The following ANZCA and FPM fellows have been awarded academic enhancement grants:
2020: Associate Professor Victoria Eley (Qld)
2019: No grant awarded
2018: Associate Professor Alicia Dennis (Vic)
2017: Professor Eric Visser (WA)
2016: Professor David Story (Vic)
2015: Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg
2014: Professor Philip Siddall
2013: Professor Matthew Chan and Professor Michael Reade