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The Trisno Family PhD Research Scholarship

Supported by a generous ongoing donation from the Trisno family, the Trisno Family PhD Research Scholarship supports and encourages RANZCP members to pursue PhD research in psychiatry. 

This scholarship is available bi-nationally in Australia and New Zealand and is not limited to any specific sub-specialty or focus area of psychiatric research. The scholarship will be awarded every two years.

How much is the scholarship?

One scholarship of up to A$60,000 over a two-year period.

Who is eligible?

RANZCP Fellow, Affiliate or Trainee (Associate) members may apply only. 

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled, or provide evidence of future enrolment as a PhD candidate in psychiatric research at an Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution
  • have ethics committee approval from their administering tertiary institution to carry out their PhD study, or provide evidence of a pending application for ethics committee approval from their administering tertiary institution.

How can scholarship funds be used?

The permitted uses of the Scholarship 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 scholarship terms of reference for more information, and to apply using the application form.

Please send all applications or queries to foundation@ranzcp.org.

Key dates

  • Applications are now open until 5pm (AEDT), Monday 21 November 2022.

The gamadji nanggit Scholarship 

The gamadji nanggit Scholarship (meaning – ‘emerging leader’) is designed to support the next generation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander early career psychiatrists and trainees to increase their medical leadership skills. 

Made possible by a generous donation received from Dr Alagappa Arumugam AM FRANZCP and Dr Banu Arumugam, this scholarship is awarded to an early career RANZCP Fellow or trainee to undertake an endorsed external leadership, management or career development training opportunity.

What does the scholarship include?

The Scholarship includes the costs of an endorsed external leadership, management or career development training opportunity, as selected by the RANZCP Foundation. 

This year, the scholarship will support participation in the AMA Victoria Emerging Leader Program as well as the Emerging Leader Coaching Program. The course will commence online from 8 October 2022 and comprise 11.5 hours of learning delivered on one Saturday and on three Tuesday evenings. 

Who is eligible?

RANZCP members who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and are either:

  • a Trainee (Associate), or
  • a Fellow who is in their first five years post-Fellowship.

Applicants who currently work or train on a part-time basis, are on parental leave, a break in training, or undertaking another form of leave including carers/family leave are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

How do I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to read the scholarship terms of reference for more information, and to apply by submitting a:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae

The cover letter should be no longer than one page, and set out the applicant’s:

  • motivation for applying
  • how participation in this course will benefit their career and medical leadership aspirations.

Please send all applications or queries to foundation@ranzcp.org.

Key dates

  • Applications are currently closed, and re-open in 2023.

The nanggit ngarrgu Academic Research Award

The nanggit ngarrgu Academic Research Award (meaning – ‘leaders of knowledge’) recognises the best original academic research in the field of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing research in the last five years. 

Generously supported by a donation from Dr Alagappa Arumugam AM FRANZCP and Dr Banu Arumugam, this award encourages scholarship and increase cultural knowledge and understanding of psychiatry for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island peoples and communities.  

The prize includes a framed certificate plus a sum of A$5,000, and an invitation to present the work as part of a suitable stream during the College Congress and to accept the award at the College Ceremony.

Who is eligible?

Fellows of the RANZCP may apply only. 

Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The academic research must:

  • be in the field of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing 
  • have been performed in Australia 
  • have been completed within five years of the award submission opening date.

Periods of extended leave (e.g. parental leave) may alter the period of eligibility for the published academic research and will be taken into consideration by the selection panel. Applicants are asked to please provide supporting information if this applies to them.  

How do I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to read the scholarship terms of reference for more information on the application process, and to apply by submitting a:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of their research work that is anonymised for award submission.

Please send all applications or queries to foundation@ranzcp.org.

Key dates

  • Applications are currently open, and close on 31 October 2022.

The Sved Williams Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Made possible thanks to a generous donation from A/Prof Anne Sved Williams AM FRANZCP and Dr Tony Williams, this scholarship is established to contribute to achieving better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and their children in the first 1000 days of their children’s lives; and to expand current knowledge and build capacity in  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal and infant psychiatry.

How much is the scholarship?

This scholarship provides up to A$50,000 in funding over a two-year period.

What can it be used for? 

  • training or relevant educational activities in perinatal and infant psychiatry
  • research into practices which bring better family support at times of family formation
  • translation of evaluated existing programs which enhance Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perinatal mental health to other places within Australia
  • developing or delivering mental health literacy initiatives for perinatal families in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or
  • another purpose that is directly linked to achieving the objectives of the scholarship.

Who is eligible? 

RANZCP Fellows and Associates (trainees) who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 

A team of applicants may apply, however at least one team member must meet the above eligibility criteria and must also be the lead primary research or project lead.

How do I apply? 

Applicants are encouraged to read the scholarship terms of reference for more information, and to apply using the application form.

Please send all applications or queries to foundation@ranzcp.org.

Key dates

  • Applications may be submitted any time.

Beverley Raphael New Investigator Grant

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

How much is the grant?

The program provides a number of small grants of between A$500 and A$6000 annually.

Who’s eligible?

The individual applying must conduct the major part of the work involved, including data collection and entry. This makes the Beverley Raphael New Investigator Grants ideal for those seeking to perform research as part of a College Scholarly Project or Certificate of Advanced Training.

How do I apply? 

Beverley Raphael New Investigator Grant terms of reference [PDF; 132 KB]
Beverley Raphael New Investigator Grant application form [MS Word; 79 KB]

Please send all applications to research@ranzcp.org

Key dates

  • Applications are currently closed, and reopen in 2023.

RANZCP Foundation Early Research Career Grants

Support for RANZCP Fellows who are pursuing innovative research in psychiatry. The grant is designed to encourage those who might be new to research or intend to have a career in research.

How much is the grant?

One grant of A$10,000

Who’s eligible?

Fellows or Affiliates of the RANZCP may apply only. The applicant must:

Those not eligible for this award such as RANZCP trainees are encouraged to apply for the Beverley Raphael New Investigator Grant.

How do I apply? 

RANZCP Foundation Early Research Career Grants terms of reference [PDF; 154 KB]
RANZCP Foundation Early Research Career Grants application form [MS Word; 63 KB]

Please send all applications to Research@ranzcp.org

Key dates

  • Applications are currently closed. We will advise members when it's available again.

RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants

Designed to give psychiatrist researchers at any career stage access to small scale funds to assist them prepare a pilot or proof of concept for a future study.

These grants help researchers to take their projects and proposals beyond an idea, to a point of readiness to apply for larger funding.

How much is the grant?

The program will award two grants of up to A$5000 annually.

The grant is not a guarantee of future funding from the RANZCP Foundation or other external funders.

Who’s eligible?

Fellows and Affiliates of the RANZCP may apply only.

The applicant must:

How can grant funds be used?

Catalyst Grant funding can be used for a wide range of any type of research costs, for example:

The research must be performed either wholly or partly in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, or in a near neighbouring region. Previous recipients, including members of research teams, of the grant are eligible to apply for further rounds of funding. Please review the grant Guidelines for further eligibility criteria.

The RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants are available to researchers with all levels of experience or career stage, and those with limited or little research experience are encouraged to apply.

This grant is not aimed at encouraging those new to research, or as a comprehensive funding option to complete a full research project for those who are either new to research or interested in pursuing a career in research. The Beverley Raphael New Investigator or Early Research Career Grants may be more suited to these applicants.

How do I apply? 

RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants terms of reference [PDF; 303 KB]
RANZCP Foundation Catalyst Grants application form [MS Word; 95 KB]

Please send all applications to foundation@ranzcp.org

Key dates

  • Applications are currently closed, and reopen in 2023.

The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship

Supported by a bequest from the Kinsman family, this scholarship supports and encourages research into postnatal depression in women in Australia and Aotearoa 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.

How much is the grant?

One grant of A$50,000 available every two years.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Award is made on the basis of a research protocol submitted by applicants. Work performed partly in Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand and partly elsewhere is acceptable. An RANZCP Fellow should undertake a substantive role in the research.
The Award may be made to one person or shared by a team. If there are no suitable applicants, the Award will not be made in that year.

Previous recipients of the Award will not be eligible to receive the Award on a further occasion.

How do I apply?

The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship terms of reference [PDF; 102 KB]
The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship application form [MS Word; 86 KB]
 

Key dates

  • Applications are currently closed, and may re-open in 2023.

For any queries please contact awards@ranzcp.org.


The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award

This Award encourages research in psychotherapy among psychiatry trainees and recent Fellows in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

How much is the grant?

Up to A$10,000 in line with the research project budget.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Award may be made to one person, a team, or multiple applicants. If there are no suitable applicants, the Award will not be made in that year. Previous recipients of the Award will not be eligible to receive the Award on a further occasion.

How do I apply?

► The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award terms of reference [PDF; 45 KB]
The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award application form [MS Word; 39 KB]

Key dates

  • Applications are currently open, and close on 31 October 2022.

For any queries please contact awards@ranzcp.org.


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