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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 are open from 26 April to 24 June 2022

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?

  • Trainees
  • RANZCP fellows or affiliates within the first 5 years of obtaining their primary specialist psychiatry qualification

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 open from 30 May - 25 July 2022

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:

  • Be 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.
  • Be an affiliate or fellow who will conduct the research in Australia or New Zealand.

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 open from 30 May - 25 July 2022

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:

  • be an individual or a member of a team containing at least one RANZCP Fellow or Affiliate member
  • not have received more than A$10,000 in previous research funding for the research topic that is the subject of this grant application.

The research must be performed either wholly or partly in Australia or 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 open from 30 May - 25 July 2022

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 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/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 will reopen 1 September 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 New Zealand.

How much is the grant?

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

Who is eligible to apply?

  • RANZCP trainees
  • Recent Fellows within five years of admission to Fellowship
  • Fellows undertaking RANZCP Advanced Training in the psychotherapies.

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 closed and will reopen 1 September 2022. For any queries please contact awards@ranzcp.org.


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