Policy, Research & International

The Hal Kendig Research Development Program

Professor Hal Kendig (pictured) was 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 last year.

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.

Two $20,000 grants for projects of 18 month duration will be made available.

The inaugural funding round for the Hal Kendig Research Development Program will open on 3rd June and closes on 29 July 2019. 

Click here for the applicant guidelines

Click here for an application form

The 2019 funding round is now closed. This page will be updated again soon.

You must be logged into our website before you can access the application portal. You must be a current financial AAG member to apply.

This funding round will run concurrently with the 2019 Strategic Research Grants (An application for the same proposed project can be made separately to both funding rounds, but would need to meet the specific selection criteria for each one).

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

For more information regarding the late Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig please click here.

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