Policy, Research & International
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 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 and passed away in 1980 as he was preparing to host the first International Association of Gerontology Asia Oceania Regional Congress in Melbourne.
The aim of the RM Gibson Research Fund is to support early researchers further their careers in gerontological research. The RM Gibson Research Fund will distribute grants for cutting edge research projects in 2019. The 2019 grant round will open on 1st February 2019. More details will be available closer to the time.
The 2018 Grant Applications are currently being assessed.