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Research grants

To encourage and support research-related activities, the RANZCP offers a number of grants. Each grant will be advertised to the membership when open for applications.

The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship

Supported by a bequest from the Kinsman family, the Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship was established in 1996 to support and encourage research into postnatal depression in women in Australia and New Zealand.

The award is made every 2 years, on the basis of a research protocol submitted by applicants. It may be made to one person or shared by a team, and comprises an amount of A$50,000 paid over 2 years.

More information [PDF; 83 KB]
Application form [PDF; 100 KB]

Information on previous recipients can be found on the RANCZP Honour Board.

New Investigator Grants

The RANZCP encourages research as an important activity for psychiatric training and believes that knowledge of research theory and methods is essential for the practice of clinical psychiatry. The New Investigator Grants program provides a number of small grants on a competitive basis to trainees or other eligible applicants to facilitate research projects. Grants of up to A$6000 are generally available to:

  • trainees in any year of training
  • College Fellows in the first 2 years after Fellowship
  • medical students who are conducting research supervised by a Fellow of the College.

Application guidelines [PDF; 125 KB]
Application form  [Word file; 72 KB]

Applications close: Sunday 5 July 2015

Information on previous recipients can be found on the RANCZP Honour Board.

Research and Education Foundation Grant 

The Research and Education Foundation Grant comprises one A$10,000 award designed to encourage applicants to undertake good innovative research in psychiatry and be a springboard to enhance the applicants research career.

The Grant forms part of the RANZCP Research and Education Foundation established in 2006 to support the research and educational endeavours of RANZCP Fellows, trainees and Affiliate members in the area of mental health. In recognition that knowledge of research theory and methods is an essential skill in psychiatry. The Grant is available to RANZCP Fellows who are:

  • Considered new to research, which generally includes those who have either not received any research funding individually themselves, or a minimal amount (less than A$10,000), or have only previously undertaken research as part of a team rather than being the lead researcher.
  • A permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or an international medical graduate accepted into the College

Application guidelines [PDF; 40 KB]
Application form  [Word file; 72 KB]

Applications close: Sunday 5 July 2015 

Those not eligible for this award such as trainees are encouraged to apply for the New Investigator Grant, also part of the RANZCP Research and Education Foundation.

Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry 

The Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry is supported by a bequest from the Block family to encourage further training focusing on perinatal and infant psychiatry research in Australia and New Zealand.

The grant comprises a sum of A$3000 per applicant to assist with fees for a course focusing on perinatal and infant health research and is available to all RANZCP trainees and College Fellows in the first 5 years of Fellowship. This grant is available on an annual basis and an application deadline will be set each year as advertised. There is no limit to the number of people who can receive the grant each year.

Recipients have been funded to undertake a range of activities, including assistance with undertaking a Masters of Mental Health Research in perinatal and infant psychiatry, and intensive training in the area of early intervention research and observation in perinatal and infant psychiatry.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 27 January 2015. 

More information [PDF; 78 KB]
Application form [Word file; 86 KB]

Information on previous recipients can be found on the RANCZP Honour Board.

The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award

The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award encourages research in psychotherapy among psychiatry trainees and recent Fellows in Australia and New Zealand. It is offered annually to facilitate research projects in psychotherapy, and is made on the basis of a research protocol submitted by applicants. The award comprises an award certificate and provision of funding (in line with the research project budget) for the proposed research, to a maximum of A$10,000.

More information [PDF; 85 KB]
Application form [PDF; 20 KB]
Application form [Word file; 90 KB]


For any questions about these research grants, contact awards@ranzcp.org.