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28 Jan 21

Two research funding programs now open – $95k via 8 grants

Two research funding programs now open  – $95k via 8 grants

The AAG Research Trust is delighted to announce the opening of a dual funding round featuring the Strategic Innovation Program (formerly known as the Strategic Research Grant) and the RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund) on 28 January 2021.

Strategic Innovation Program - up to 2 x $30,000 awards (with the potential for an additional DARF funded award)
Any AAG member is eligible to apply, however, in accordance with the Strategic Innovation Program’s focus, applications from early and mid-career researchers up to eight years post-PhD, considering career interruption and practitioners engaged in research, are strongly encouraged. There is no age limit. Click here for more information 

RM Gibson Program – up to 4 x $7,000 awards (with the potential for an additional DARF funded award)
The grants support researchers and practitioners, who are either post graduate students (Masters by research or PhD) or within five years of graduation from a PhD or Masters by Research, considering career interruption. There is no age limit. Undergraduates are not eligible. Click here for more information 

Both funding rounds offer an additional grant with a substantive dementia focus, as part of a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation. 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 by making an award to a quality and fundable dementia focused application.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander led research

The Aboriginal and Torres Islander Ageing Advisory Group, which has been made up of Indigenous members of AAG since 2006, and Aboriginal and non-Indigenous researchers have recommended and informed a focus on research on ageing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   Accordingly, the AAG Research Trust is interested in receiving Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander led research applications with older Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Further information is detailed in the application guidelines

Webinar on all you need to know about applying for a grant

Join our free webinar to get hints and tips for applying to funding programs, along with an insight into the structure and workings of the AAG Research Trust and its Grant award processes, from 12pm to 1pm (AEDT) on 11th February 2021

Click here for info and registering for the AAG Research Trust - All you need to know … webinar  

If you cant make the webinar live, a recorded version will be available shortly afterwards on the home page of the AAG Research Trust

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