Policy, Research, Grants & International

Hal Kendig Research Development Program

The Hal Kendig Research Development Program's purpose is to support early career researchers to improve their track record to lead to an ARC Grant or Fellowship or comparable research funding, and to support a discrete research effort that provides evidence and critical thinking that furthers the interests of vulnerable older people in advanced age.

The grants do this by providing targeted support for targeted and responsive research in ageing in Australia that is strategic to the career development of the applicant, as well as important to improving the experience of ageing.

Priority will be given to applied research to improve the experience of vulnerable older people in advanced aged with a strong emphasis on psycho-social research and quality of life.

Professor Hal Kendig was as a leader and a powerful influence in shaping a national and international discourse on ageing, as well as a great advocate for the needs of older people. This Program reflects Hal's many outstanding contributions as well as his wish to continue to support early career researchers in their pursuit of research excellence. The Program is made possible by Hal’s family making an extraordinarily generous donation of $730,000 to the AAG Research Trust for the Hal Kendig Research Development Program, following Hal’s passing in June 2018. For more information regarding the late Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig please click here.

Who should apply
Any AAG member who meets the Australian Research Council definition of an Early Career Researcher (the first five years full time equivalent post PhD, taking into account career interruption – see guidelines for definition) is eligible to apply.

Grants available in 2022
Two $20,000 grants for projects of 18 month duration will be made available. Dates to be confirmed.

Hints and tips for applying for a grant from the AAG Research Trust - Webinar

In February 2021 we held a free webinar providing hints and tips for applying to AAG Research Trust funding programs, along with an insight into the structure and workings of the AAG Research Trust and its Grant award processes. Our live Q&A panel were then able to answer questions from our audience of potential applicants.

Click here to watch the recording

Previous awardees of the Hal Kendig Program

2021 is the third year of the Hal Kendig Research Development Program. It’s inaugural funding round was in 2019.

Click here to read about the 2021 awardees and their research projects.

Click here to read about the 2020 awardees and their research projects.

Click here to read about the 2019 awardees and their research projects.

Click here to watch a recording of the official launch of the Hal Kendig Research Development Program and presentations to 2019 awardees at the 52nd AAG Conference in Sydney.

The Hal Kendig Research Development Program is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust.

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