Non ACT Health Directorate Grants and Scholarships
The following grants and scholarships are suitable for consideration by allied health professionals. The listed opportunities are managed and funded externally to the ACT Health Dierctorate and there may also be discipline specific scholarships and grants available which are not included in this page.
Please confirm the information in the links with the authority offering the grant/scholarship.
Information on scholarships available through the ACT Government Health Directorate and specifically for staff of the Directorate can be downloaded at Health Directorate Scholarships
Grants and Scholarships-ACT based
Margaret Corden Scholarship
Margaret Corden Scholarship to the value of $5,000 is awarded by the ACT Palliative Care Society Inc. for projects which advance the knowledge and expertise of palliative care.
Applications for scholarships up to $5000 are invited from individuals and project officers.
Closing date for 2011 is 16 March 2011.
For further information, contact Maggie Bloxwich on 6273 9606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT Palliative Care Society Inc.
PO Box 88 Civic Square ACT 2608
Cancer Council ACT Cancer Research Grants
Cancer Council ACT is calling for applications for cancer research grants for projects commencing in 2012. Projects may be at any level of cancer research, ie fundamental, clinical, psychosocial, etc and must be taking place in the ACT. Applicants ineligible to apply for NHMRC Project Grant funding are still entitled to apply via the NHMRC process for Cancer Council funding. The total grant funding available for projects for 2012 is expected to be in the vicinity of $50,000, over one year.
Applications are to be submitted via the NHMRC Project Grants scheme and close 8 March 2011. Applicants must also complete a set of Supplementary Questions, located at www.actcancer.org/research/grant-applications.aspx .
For more information please visit www.actcancer.org/research/grant-applications.aspx or contact Kate Aigner on
6257 9999 or email@example.com.
National and International scholarships
Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences
The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers up to three scholarships each year for full-time post-graduate research in one of the allied health sciences. The award is for up to two years at an Australian tertiary institution with appropriate facilities for postgraduate research. The Foundation has a preference for applications from graduates in the disciplines of clinical psychology, nutrition, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology but applications from graduates of other allied health disciplines pursuing a PhD in that field will also be considered.
(Applications close 30th June each year)
Australian Lung Foundation / Lung Cancer Consultative Group Postgraduate Grant-in-Aid For Lung Cancer Research
This grant is designed to facilitate lung cancer research by suitably qualified medical and allied health practitioners (including Nursing). The research can relate to any aspect of lung cancer including the molecular basis of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment and the evaluation of palliative strategies in the advanced disease setting.
The grant is valued at $5,000 and it is envisaged that this amount would be used as either set up funds for a large project or as top-up funding for a project which is ongoing, e.g. For consumables, equipment etc.
(Applications close October)
NHMRC Clinical Career Development Awards
Clinical research is research that involves contact with patients or has a direct link to patient outcomes. Applicants must demonstrate medical, paramedical, allied health or public health professional activity. The awards can be full-time or part-time. The part-time awards are for people who want to maintain an active clinical role and continue to provide clinical care.
The part-time awards are available for 30-70% of a full-time position. The value of the award is pro rated accordingly. Applications for part-time awards must be justified in professional terms. Applicants must plan to combine their clinical duties with their research and be able to demonstrate an interface between the two.
(Applications open annually in January and close in March)
NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships
This is a targeted award intended to assist experienced and productive clinical and public health researchers who wish to maintain both a research and a professional career. The scheme aims to support clinical (medical, paramedical, allied health) and public health professionals who have undertaken a successful research program and wish to continue at nationally or internationally competitive levels. Successful applicants will, for their non-research time, be employed by a health care authority to provide clinical care, or public health services or related policy activity.
It is intended particularly for active clinicians and public health practitioners to undertake research that is linked to their practice or policy. The scheme may support practitioners in developing a career that included successful research; the Practitioner Fellowship is a five-year award.
(Expressions of interest from December to March, Applications accepted May-July)
NHMRC NICS Fellowships
Train early to mid-career health professionals in the science of evidence implementation. Rather than undertake research to find new knowledge, NICS Fellows develop programs to apply current knowledge, which although already available, is not being used in routine care.
(Applications open in December)
NHMRC Primary Health Care Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Encourages graduates to obtain formal training in primary health care research, with an emphasis on rural communities
(Applications open in May and close 1st August)
NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship
Encourages graduates to obtain formal training in public health research.
(Applications open in May and close 1st August)
Arthritis NSW: Bruce Williams Memorial Scholarship to Allied Health Professionals
The scholarship is for the amount of $20,000. It is intended to encourage projects in areas related to Arthritis and Musculoskeletal research.
It is offered intermittently, as funded projects finish. Please check the website below for updates.
Arthritis Australia Research Grants
A maximum of four substantial Project Grants (valued up to $50,000) will be available for musculoskeletal research, including grants focusing on rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Grants In Aid (valued up to $15,000) will be available only for new researchers (defined as within 6 years of receiving a doctorate) and allied health researchers.
(Applications open May - July)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards: Grand Challenges Explorations
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks novel ideas from every scientific discipline as part of its new grantmaking initiative.
They require only a short, two-page application, and no preliminary data.They award grants multiple times per year at approximately $100,000 each, and provide additional funding of $1 million or more for projects that show promise.
Applications are accepted twice a year (March to May and September to November)
Macquarie Group Foundation Diabetes Research Innovation Partnership Allied Health and Nursing Travel Grants
The Macquarie Group Foundation aims to advance the level and impact of type 1 diabetes research in Australia. The Allied Health and Nursing Travel Grants are funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation as part of this partnership. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) invites applications from young allied health professionals for grants of up to $2,000 to allow travel for the purpose of presenting their research relevant to type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
Applications are accepted four times per year
- Macquarie Group Foundation Diabetes Research Innovation Partnership Allied Health and Nursing Travel Grants
Haematology and Oncology Targeted Therapies Allied Health (HOTTAH)Grant
Roche Products and COSA offer a Haematology and Oncology Targeted Therapies Allied Health (HOTTAH) grant of $25,000AUD. This award is open to Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and is intended to assist in the conduct of research or project initiatives that will be of benefit to the clinical oncology or haematology community within Australia.
The award is open to Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who are members of COSA.
The awards will be offered to fund projects to be undertaken over a one-year period. Research or project outcomes should be available at the end of this one-year period.
The research topic may be in any aspect of medical oncology or malignant haematology. Non-research projects must be of wide ranging benefit to the oncology or haematology community of Australia.
In addition to the $25,000 grant, support in-kind may also be available from Roche as required and agreed.
Applications close in May
If you know of an allied health grant/scholarship not included in this page and/or the information on this page requires correction, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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