The Barnett Early Parenting Research and Collaboration Grant
Supported by a generous ongoing donation from Dr Bryanne Barnett AM, the Barnett Early Parenting Research and Collaboration Grant is designed to support a longitudinal research project that measures outcomes in early parenting.
The grant is aimed at supporting work in a research or service evaluation program that can lead to practice changes in community and clinical settings to ensure that children have the best start in life.
Beginning from conception or pregnancy to the start of school (i.e., the first 2000 days), the supported research program will be longitudinal in design, but the initial funding period of up to three years will have a particular focus on the period from pregnancy to two years of age of the child.
Applicants who work or train on a part-time basis, are on or are returning from parental leave, a break in training, or undertaking another form of leave including carers/family leave are encouraged to apply.
The grant is available bi-nationally in Australia and New Zealand to eligible members.
How much is the grant?
One initial grant is available of up to A$50,000 per annum for three years.
Subject to satisfactory progress, and on reassessment by the RANZCP Foundation, the applicant may apply for and receive a grant extension for an additional two years, providing a further A$50,000 funding per annum.
The maximum grant period is a total of five years from the date of award of the initial grant.
Who is eligible?
An applicant for this grant must be either a current RANZCP:
- advanced trainee or early career psychiatrist (up to five years post-Fellowship), with a preference for supporting PhD or higher research degree applicants.
- member who is at any career stage and is one of the lead researchers in a research team, provided that the research team’s work meets the stated goals and objectives of the grant.
- member working in private practice, provided they can demonstrate that they have access to mentorship, team support and infrastructure to support their project.
Any applicant must also:
- have approval from a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) registered Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) to carry out their research or provide evidence of a pending application for HREC approval from their administering institution such as a health service, hospital, or university, and then subsequently provide evidence of their approved application at a later time.
- be working within either a well-resourced institutional or university research team that can extend projects longitudinally or have access to existing longitudinal cohorts or data.
How can grant funds be used?
The permitted uses of the grant funds by the recipient may include either:
- stipend support
- research costs
- a combination of both stipend and research costs.
How do I apply?
Applicants are encouraged to read the grant terms of reference for more information, and to apply using the application form.
- The Barnett Early Parenting Research and Collaboration Grant terms of reference
- The Barnett Early Parenting Research and Collaboration Grant application form
Please send all applications or queries to email@example.com
- Applications are closed for 2023.