RM Gibson Research Fund

RM Gibson Research Fund

In line with our purpose to expand the knowledge of ageing to improve the experience of ageing, the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) seeks to support the work undertaken by emerging researchers in any field of ageing through the RM Gibson Research Fund. The RM Gibson Research Fund is now structured as a sub-fund of AAG Research Trust, rather than through AAG.

The RM Gibson fund was set up to honour the memory of Dr Richard (Dick) Maxwell Gibson who played a foundation role in the development of gerontology within Australia. Dick made a significant contribution to AAG, including serving as National President and the inaugural Chairman of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia Oceania Region.

2017 Call for Grant Applications

The overall purpose of the RM Gibson Research Fund is to encourage high quality and innovative research from newer researchers in the fields of ageing across all disciplines of gerontology. Grants from the RM Gibson Research Fund are awarded on a competitive basis and applications are assessed by the Scientific Committee on scientific merit and in accordance with specified criteria. For more information on the focus, criteria and application process click here.

The RM Gibson Research Fund will distribute three grants of up to $5000* for cutting edge research projects in 2017 (*based on the interest of the RM Gibson capital base).

Key Dates: Submitting an application:
Applications open: 1 April 2017 View the Grant Application Guidelines
Applications close: 30 June 2017 Download a Grant Application Form

Lodging your Application:

1. Note applications are not to exceed 12 pages:

  • 6 pages in this form
  • Attachment 1: CV, up to 2 pages; and
  • Attachment 2: responses to items 11 to 14, up to 4 pages
  • Does not include the application cover sheet
  • Ethics Committee documentation is not included in these 12 pages and is the only exception allowed. Pages in excess of 12 pages will be removed.

2. Combine all documents (cover sheet, application form, attachments 1 and 2) into one pdf file and name it in the format “First name_Last name_title of project”.
Submit your application and upload your combined pdf document below:


2016 Grant Recipients
2015 Grant Recipients

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