Policy, Research & International

2020 RM Gibson Research Fund

In line with the purpose of the AAG Research Trust, the focus of the RM Gibson Research Fund relates to research for furthering the knowledge and understanding of gerontology.  The RM Gibson Research Fund is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust

The RM Gibson Research Fund supports early career researchers in the diverse fields related to ageing in Australia and the translation of the evidence base into policy and practice. Early career researchers are defined as either post graduate students (Masters by research or PhD) or within five years of graduation from a bachelor’s degree, considering career interruption.  There is no age limit. 

In the 2020 RM Gibson funding round four grants of up to $7,000 each for 18 months will be awarded, with scope for the AAG Research Trust’s Grants Committee (Grants Committee) to recommend adjustment to this amount if considered necessary.

AAG Research Trust has partnered with Dementia Australia Research Foundation to potentially fund one additional grant to the four awarded in this round.  At the discretion of the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation, this funding may be used to expand the number of grants that can be funded under the RM Gibson Research Fund with $7,000 awarded to a quality and fundable application seeking to improve the quality of life for older people who have dementia and/or their carers.

The 2020 funding round of the RM Gibson Research Fund opened on 28th January and closes on 17th March at 11.55pm AEDT.  All applicants will be informed whether they are successful by 13 July 2020.  Where possible, awardees will be presented on Thursday 19th November 2020 at the AAG National Conference (17th -20th November 2020) in Hobart, Tasmania.

Individual applicants must be financial members of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) at the time of applying for a grant and for the duration of the funded project.  The grant can only be provided to an organisation that has Australian deductible gift recipient status, such as a university, institute or not-for-profit organisation.

Click here to view and download the applicant guidelines.

Click here to download an application form (Microsoft Word version).

Once you have completed your application form (using the guidelines) submit it via our application portal here:


Please note that you must be a current financial AAG member and logged into your account before you can access the application portal.

We strongly recommend that you check that your AAG username and password are current and that you can access the application portal well in advance of the closing date for applications.

If you need any help resetting your username and/or password please contact us on 03 8506 0525 or mail us at enquiries@aag.asn.au. Late applications or applications via email will not be accepted.

Please remember that the application portal will close at 11.55pm AEDT on Tuesday 17th March 2020.


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