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Research grants

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

General research grants

New Investigator Grants

Applications close: Sunday 12 July 2015

The New Investigator Grant program is designed to encourage those who are new to research and require a small amount of funding to conduct a small-scale study.

The program provides a number of small grants on a competitive basis to facilitate research projects. Grants of between A$500 and A$6000 are available to:

  • trainees in any year of training
  • new College Fellows (in the first 2 years of Fellowship)

The intent of the grant is that the individual applying will conduct the major part of the work involved, including data collection and entry.  This makes the New Investigator Grants ideal for those seeking to perform research as part of a College Scholarly Project or Advanced Training.  New Fellows are also eligible for the grants, as Advanced Trainee projects in many speciality areas are often completed after an individual has gained their Fellowship.

New Investigator Grant application guidelines [PDF; 125 KB]
New Investigator Grant application form  [Word file; 72 KB]

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

Research and Education Foundation Grant 

Applications close: Sunday 12 July 2015 

The Research and Education Foundation Grant is offered by the Research and Education Foundation, and is intended to support RANZCP Fellows who might be new to research, or who are considering pursuing a career interest in research. 

The Grant comprises one A$10,000 award designed to encourage applicants to undertake innovative research in psychiatry.  It is intended to support a more substantial body of work than might be undertake in, for example, the College Scholarly Project or an Advanced Trainee Project.

Applicants are required to describe their immediate and longer-term research career pathways as part of their application.

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.

Research and Education Foundation Grant application guidelines [PDF; 40 KB]
Research and Education Foundation Grant application form  [Word file; 72 KB]

Specialist research grants

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.

Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship terms of reference [PDF; 83 KB]
Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship application form [PDF; 100 KB]

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

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. 

Block Family Memorial Grant terms of reference [PDF; 78 KB]
Block Family Memorial Grant application form [Word file; 86 KB]

Information on previous recipients of this grant 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.

RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award terms of reference [PDF; 85 KB]
RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award application form - PDF [PDF; 20 KB]
RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award application form - Word [Word file; 90 KB]


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