Policy, Research & International
The 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.
The inaugural funding round for the Hal Kendig Research Development Program opened on 3rd June and closed on 29 July 2019. Two $20,000 grants for projects of 18 month duration were made available.
Click here for an update on the 2020 funding round.
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 the 2019 awardees at the 2019 AAG National Conference, ICC Sydney.
The Hal Kendig Research Development Program is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust.