RANZCP Foundation announces new Catalyst Grants program

07 July 2021

Sometimes, even a small grant can be just the catalyst to move a great idea into action.

The RANZCP Foundation believes strongly in fostering innovative research by psychiatrists that will improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.

That’s why we’re really proud to invite applications for our new RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants program.

The Catalyst Grants give psychiatrist researchers access to starter funds that will assist them to prepare a pilot or proof of concept for a future study. Grants of A$1,000-$2,000 are available as part of this program, funded entirely by the Foundation’s donors.

Functioning as a starting point, the Catalyst Grants are intended to assist researchers to take their projects and proposals beyond an idea, and to a point of readiness to apply for larger funding. As such they will also provide a strong signal of merit and endorsement from the RANZCP Foundation, for a future piece of work.

‘Opportunities such as these, backed by the RANZCP Foundation and supported by our generous members who donate to our cause, are vital to ensuring we help new psychiatric research get off the ground’, said Professor Mal Hopwood, Chair of the RANZCP Foundation Committee.

‘We know that access to starter funds can be a challenge for researchers, and we hope that this initiative can help set more psychiatrists up for future successful funding and grant applications.

‘The RANZCP Foundation Committee sees the new Catalyst Grants program as an important way that RANZCP members can leverage the excellent standing of our College charity and help bring new research ideas to life.’

Applications for the RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants are now open and will close at 9am (AEST) on Friday, 20 August 2021.

For more information and to apply head to the RANZCP Foundation website today.