Where do I begin?
Applicants are strongly advised to read the ANZCA research grant policy before completing the application form.
The ANZCA Research Foundation works to raise more than $A1.5 million dollars each year to support research to improve patient safety and care. There are a number of grant opportunities available to emerging and experienced researchers.
These include academic enhancement grants, project grants and novice investigator grants. The College also has a Scholarship Scheme available as part of the ANZCA project grant available for Fellows and trainees wishing to apply for salary support while they undertake a higher research degree.
Novice investigator grants
A major goal of the college to encourage and foster novice researchers in the field of anaesthesia, pain and perioperative medicing. Early career researchers with no previous grant support are eligible to apply for a novice investigator grant. Applicants are able to submit a draft application by the 14th Jan each year if they wish to have a mentor from the Research Committee, or an experience investigator appointed by the committee assigned to review the application and provide feedback before the final submission deadline.
Clinical Trials Network Pilot Grant Scheme
The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Pilot Grant Scheme is a fast-track program open to fellows of the college. The program was created to assist fellows in the development of high quality projects with the potential to acquire competitive grant funding and to develop into a larger multicentre research studies. Applicants are encouraged to present their research proposal at the annual ANZCA Clinical Trials Network strategic research workshops held in August each year.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the key driver of health and medical research in Australia. Aside from funding, they advise the Australian Government and facilitate networking in the research community by bringing academics and industry together.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) funds research across all disciplines except health and medical research.
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) supports inspiring researchers to "discover the next penicillin, pacemaker, cervical cancer vaccine, or cochlear ear".
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) provides research grant program to its members.
The Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners (AAAHP) provides research grant program to its members.
Universities: Most major Australian universities undertake and support medical research.
The Health Research Fund (HRC) supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and delivery of healthcare, and to produce economic gains for New Zealand.
Mendeley Funding makes it easy to search over 20,000 funding opportunities from over 2,000 organizations across the globe including Australia,New Zealand, US government agencies, the European Union, and UK Research councils.
ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.
ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.