How to apply for a CTN Pilot Grant

The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) administers the pilot grant scheme which awards up to $A30,000 each year to fellows to undertake pilot or feasibility studies.

This program is open to all college fellows who are listed as the lead investigator of the study. Successful applicants require either Human Research Ethics Committee (Australia) or Health and Disability Ethics Committee (New Zealand) approval before funds are awarded. Fellows have up to 12 months to take up their award.

Applicants are encouraged to present their research proposal at the annual CTN Strategic Research Workshop held in August, where they will receive peer-review feedback from colleagues.

Evaluation criteria

Applications will be adjudicated by two members of the ANZCA CTN Executive or subject matter experts and will be judged in accordance to the Pilot Grant Scheme Policy, which includes the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research question.
  • Appropriateness and feasibility of the research methodology.
  • Justification of the study as pilot research.
  • Potential for the research to attract future competitive funding or to develop into a larger study.


Grants of up to $A10,000 are available each year.


Applicants will need to contact the CTN manager to get a copy of the Pilot Grant Scheme Policy and application form. Applicants will need to send a copy of the completed application form and a copy of their CV to [email protected].


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Last updated 10:30 2.10.2023