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 $85,000.
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 24 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.
Current recipients of the Clinical Investigator Award
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.