RM Gibson Program

About

The RM Gibson Program, formerly known as the RM Gibson Research Fund, supports early career researchers and practitioners working across the multidisciplinary field of ageing.

The program 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 and beyond. 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. 

Targeting the next generation of researchers in ageing, RM Gibson Program grants are awarded for work that improves the experience of ageing through innovation in research, policy and/or practice.

Read about the work done by those who have received an RM Gibson Program grant [LINK to profiles of previous awardees].

Current grant round

In 2023, the RM Gibson Program is offering:

  • Up to three grants of up to $10,000 (inc GST) each, for projects up to 18 months in duration; and
  • A possible additional grant of up to $10,000 (inc GST), for projects up to 18 months in duration for applications with a substantive dementia focus, made possible through a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF)

Dates for 2023

Applications open on 1 March 2023 and close on 14 April 2023.

Applications

The grant guidelines and application form contain details on the program, including grant eligibility and conditions. Applicants must follow the grant guidelines and submit their application through this website.

Background on the RM Gibson Program
The RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Research Fund) is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust. The RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Research Development Program) was set up to honour the memory of Dr Richard (Dick) Maxwell Gibson (pictured above in collaboration with Ruth Inall, now OAM and AAG Life Member) who played a foundation role in the development of gerontology within Australia and beyond. 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. To read a biography written by Margaret Henry please click here.

Please click on the links below for information on previous RM Gibson Program (formerly known as the RM Gibson Research Fund) awardees.

2022 Grant Awardees
2021 Grant Awardees 
2020 Grant Awardees
2019 Grant Awardees
2018 Grant Awardees
2017 Grant Awardees
2016 Grant Awardees
2015 Grant Awardees