ANZCA Patrons emerging investigator grant

We've created a dedicated grant to encourage and support emerging investigators as they transition from the novice investigator grant level. 

This grant is named in honour of foundation patrons who are high level donors to research through the ANZCA Foundation.


Early career researchers eligible to apply for this grant are expected to:

  • have not been a principal investigator on successful peer-reviewed grant applications with total funding of more than $40,000
  • have five or less peer-reviewed publications as first author.

Chief investigator A (first named investigator) must be a fellow or registered trainee of the college.  However, if chief investigator A is a registered trainee, one of the other chief investigators must be a fellow of the college.

Grants are usually awarded for one year, however multi-year funding grants are available for a second year of additional funding, with the second year capped at $A50,000. 
Higher degree scholarships may be made within this application.


The maximum amount available for a project grant is $A70,000 for year one, or $A120,000 where second year funding has also been approved.  


The grant round opens on 1 December 2023 and closes 5pm (AEDT) 2 April 2024 (1 April being a public holiday).

Before applying, please read the information on our Apply for an ANZCA research grant page.

The ANZCA Research Committee have made a number of amendments and additions to the grant application form.  Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the guidelines, noting the application form requirements.

Patrons emerging investigator grant application form
Patrons emerging investigator grant guide 

Last updated 10:42 29.11.2023