Clinical Investigator Awards

Clinical Investigator Awards

Establishment grants for Clinical Investigators have been initiated by the Foundation in order to stimulate and encourage clinical research in Australia. In particular the grants are intended to assist new investigators to establish their research programs at the time of the difficult transition from doctoral and post-doctoral training posts to their first definitive clinical positions in an academic environment. Clinical Investigators will be awarded a once only grant of $90,000.

Eligible applicants will be medical graduates or graduates of other clinical disciplines who have completed both their clinical and research training which will normally be at doctoral level and are commencing their first definitive clinical position, or have been in such a post for no more than 36 months on 1 May of the year of application.

Applicants should be actively engaged in clinical work and pursuing health and medical research in a university clinical department, a teaching hospital, a clinical research unit of a research institute or in an academic general practice setting.The applications will be judged predominantly on the quality of the applicant’s track record and career achievements to date. The quality of a brief research proposal will also be taken into account.

Please click here for past Alumni details

Current recipients of the Clinical Investigator Award

Dr Elizabeth Paratz
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (VIC)
Dr Anna Balabanski
Royal Melbourne Hospital (VIC)
Dr Prasanti Kotagiri
Monash University (VIC)
Dr Cecilia Jin
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (VIC)
Dr Claire Gordon
Austin Health (VIC)

Dr Hayley Barnes
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Harriet Gee
Children’s Medical Research Institute (NSW)
Dr Matthew Hare
Menzies School of Health Research (NT)
A/Professor Nitesh Nerlekar
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Dr Hannah Stevens
Alfred Hospital (Vic)

A/Prof Edward Smith 
Melbourne Health (Vic)
Dr Fana Alemseged
University of Melbourne (Vic)
Dr Mathew Roberts
The University of Queensland (QLD)
Dr Emma Foster
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Carlos Garcia Esperon
The University of Newcastle (NSW)

A/Prof Nalliah
Macquarie University (NSW)
Dr Johnathan Kaufman
Western Health (Vic)
Dr Jessica Day
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Vic)
Dr Benedict Costello
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Vic)

Dr Jun Yang
Hudson Institute of Medical Research (Vic)
Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi
The Garvan Institute f Medical Research (NSW)
Dr Nidhi Garg
The University of Sydney (NSW)
Dr Mastura Monif
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Andrew Neal
Monash University (Vic)

Dr Claudia de Bella
The University of Melbourne (Vic)
Dr Gareth Gregory
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Piero Perucca
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Charlotte Slade
Melbourne Health (Vic)
Dr Craig Wallington-Beddoe
Flinders University (SA)

Dr Ada Cheung
The University of Melbourne (Vic)
Dr Saurabh Kumar
Western Sydney Local Health District (NSW)
Dr James McFadyen
Monash University (Vic)
Dr Peter Psaltis
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SA)
Dr Natasha Rogers
Westmead Hospital (NSW)

Dr Jakob Begun

Mater Health Services (QLD)
Dr Brenton Hordacre
The University of Adelaide (SA)
Dr Dion Stub
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute (VIC)

Past recipients of the Clinical Investigator Award can be found in the Alumni section.