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Apply for a research grant

To apply for any of these grants, please complete the relevant application form below. 

New Investigator Grant
Early Research Career Grants
Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship
Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry
The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award
Trisno Family Research Grant in Old Age Psychiatry 

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New Investigator Grant

The 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 in any year of training
  • New College Fellows or Affiliates (in the first 2 years of Fellowship or Affiliation)

The individual applying must 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 Certificate of Advanced Training.

How do I apply? 

New Investigator Grant application guidelines [PDF; 132 KB]
New Investigator Grant application form [MS Word; 76 KB]

Please send all applications to Research@ranzcp.org

Key dates

Applications are now closed. For any queries please contact Research@ranzcp.org.


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?

All RANZCP Fellows. The grant is intended to support a more substantial body of work. Applicants are required to describe their immediate and longer-term research career pathways as part of their application.

How do I apply? 

Early Research Career Grants guidelines [PDF; 154 KB]
Early Research Career Grants application form [MS Word; 56 KB]

Please send all applications to Research@ranzcp.org

Key dates

Applications are now closed. For any queries please contact Research@ranzcp.org.


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?

Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship terms of reference [PDF; 102 KB]
Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship application form [MS Word; 125 KB]

Key dates

The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship will next be offered in 2020, with applications opening in 2019.


Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry

Supported by a bequest from the Block family, this grant encourages further training focusing on perinatal and infant psychiatry research in Australia and New Zealand.

How much is the grant?

A$3000 to assist with fees for a course.  There is no limit to the number of people who can receive the grant each year.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All RANZCP trainees
  • RANZCP Fellows in the first 5 years of Fellowship.

How do I apply?
Block Family Memorial Grant terms of reference [PDF; 78 KB]
Block Family Memorial Grant application form [MS Word; 87 KB]

Key dates

Applications are now closed.


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?

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

Key dates

Applications for the 2019 RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award have now closed.

Applications for 2020 will open mid-late 2019.


Trisno Family Research Grant in Old Age Psychiatry 

Supported by an ongoing donation from Dr Roth Trisno and family, this grant works to address the need for more research in the prevention, diagnosis, management and continuing care strategies for mental health conditions in older people.

How much is the grant?

Two grants of up to A$5000 annually.

Who is eligible?

  • trainees in their final year of basic training
  • trainees completing the Certificate of Advanced Training in the Psychiatry of Old Age
  • Fellows who are completing or who are considering completing the Certificate of Advanced Training in the Psychiatry of Old Age.

How do I apply?

Trisno Family Research Grant terms of reference [PDF; 259KB]
Trisno Family Research Grant application form [MS Word; 620KB]

Key dates

Applications for the Trisno Family Research Grant in Old Age Psychiatry are open year-round.


To discuss your application or if you have further questions, please contact membership@ranzcp.org