ANZAHPE Research Grants
The ANZAHPE Grants for Educational Research were established in 1987 with the aim of encouraging and fostering research and development in the education of health professionals. The grants are a one-time offer of support, rather than a continuing fund, and are intended to encourage quality research into any issue associated with the education of any health professionals. It is hoped that these grants will allow the recipients to pursue educational research that is unlikely to be funded by other sources. ANZAHPE is particularly keen to support new and emerging educational researchers.
Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a link to ANZAHPE’s strategic goals, which are to:
1. Support research and scholarship in health professions education
2. Develop national and international networks, partnerships and collaborations
3. Provide strategic leadership around key issues in health professions education
4. Advocate for equity and justice in relation to health professions education
The primary investigator must be an Australian or New Zealand resident and a financial member of ANZAHPE.
Research grants can be used to undertake a small project, to begin a project for which continuing support could then be sought from other sources or to progress an existing project through a defined activity such as, the development or validation of instruments, funding research assistance or equipment necessary to begin a project. Research grants can also be used to fund an entire piece of research.
The funded project should be completed within 12 months of receiving the awarded funding.
Recipients are required to acknowledge ANZAHPE in any publications resulting from their research grant. On completion of the project (that is, within 12 months of receipt of funding) a report from the recipient must be sent to the Honorary Secretary. The recipient must present the outcomes of the project at the ANZAHPE conference and /or submit for publication to Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multidisciplinary Journal. A synopsis of each successful grant will be published in the ANZAHPE e-Bulletin.
Applications must include:
1) A study proposal (2500 words maximum) including:
Background and need
Significance or relevance
Method (including plan for data analysis)
Budget with rationale
2) A two page curriculum vitae, including contact details, outlining recent publications, or evidence of significant support to complete the project (for example, a research mentor).
An electronic copy (MS Word, rtf or PDF) of each should be forwarded with a covering email to the ANZAHPE Office
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In considering applications, particular attention will be paid to:
Alignment of the methods to the aims
The educational significance of the project
The applicability of the findings to a broad range of people interested in health professional education
The likelihood of the project being completed within the specified time frame
Whether the funding applied for would meet the requirements of the project
The total funds requested
Amount of funding
Funding will be available for small-scale projects with budgets up to $5,000 (+GST) as well as larger scale projects with budgets up to $15,000 (+GST). Some grants could be for seeding to help begin a project for which continuing support could then be sought from other sources (including linked funding). Such grants could cover the development of instruments, or research assistance or equipment necessary to begin a project.
Application closing date: January 20, 2020
Research Grant recipients will be announced at the ANZAHPE Conference July 12-15, 2020, Melbourne, VIC