Awards, Grants and scholarships

The RCPA Foundation offers a number of awards, grants and scholarships for Fellows, Trainees and Faculty members. These are awarded annually and applied for via the application form. Please see the policy document for the terms of reference for each award.

The RCPA Foundation Board and Grants Subcommittee are pleased to announce the Grant and Award recipients for 2023:

 
RCPA Foundation Grants and Award Winners 2023
Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship
  • Dr Aditya Tedjaseputra
    Haematology Trainee
RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Research Grant
  • Dr Christina Trambas
    Chemical Fellow
  • Prof Gelareh Farshid
    Anatomical Fellow
  • Dr Hiu Tat Chan 
    Microbiology Fellow
Kanematsu Research Award
  • Dr Anita Campbell
Postgraduate Research Fellowship
  • Dr Adrian Lee
    Immunopathology Fellow
  • Dr Alexander Troelnikov
    Immunopathology Trainee
  • Dr Stephen Boyle
    Haematology Fellow
Melody Caramins Trainee and Early Career Genetic Pathology Grant
  • Dr Samuel Cotton 
    Genetic Trainee
Research Grant-in-Aid
  • Dr Tamalee Roberts
    Microbiology Faculty Fellow
  • Dr Lucy Ding
    Chemical Fellow
Pathology Education Outreach Fellowship
  • Prof David Roxby 
    Haematology Faculty Fellow
Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award
  • Dr David Foley
    Microbiology  Fellow
Faculty of Science Fellowship
  • Ms Susy Mathew 
    Microbiology Faculty Trainee

Applications Open: 1 February

Application Deadline: 30 June

      Guide and Application Form

Completed Application Forms and attachments are to be submitted as a single PDF file to foundation@rcpa.edu.au by 30 June.

Available Grants and Awards for 2024 Value up to
Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship Award $35,000 AUD
RCPAQAP Research Grant (up to 3 grants may be awarded) $30,000 AUD
Kanematsu Research Award $25,000 AUD
Postgraduate Research Fellowship (up to 3 grants may be awarded) $25,000 AUD
Melody Caramins Trainee and Early Career Genetic Pathology $25,000 AUD
Sullivan Nicolaides Partnership Pathology Scholarship - NEW! $15,000 AUD
Research Grant-in-Aid (up to 2 grants may be awarded) $10,000 AUD
Pathology Education Outreach Fellowship $10,000 AUD
Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award $8,000 AUD
Roger Crouch Award for Ophthalmic Pathology Publication $1,000 AUD

 

Grant and Award Terms of Reference

Created in March 2013 this award has been made available through the direct generosity of College Fellow Mike Ralston RCPA(Hon), FFSc, and his wife Carole. Available annually and open to all Fellows, Faculty Fellows and Trainees, it will assist in gaining international experience in the frontiers of genomic medicine and thereby enhance the further development of genetic healthcare in Australasia.

The RCPA Foundation RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Research Grant has been established with the Support from the RCPA QAP to support Fellows and Trainees undertaking a research project involving the development and interpretation of Quality Assurance Programs.

The Kanematsu Research Award is made annually by the Kanematsu Fund in memory of its founder Fusajiro Kanematsu and his wife Sen. The award is made for a single medical research project in the area of haematological disorders.

The RCPA Foundation Postgraduate Research Fellowship has been established by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in order to foster research and promote academic excellence in the science of pathology. It may be awarded to a Trainee or Fellow enrolled in a course of study and supervised research leading to the award of a degree at doctorate level in any of the disciplines of pathology.

Established in March 2021 in loving memory of the late Melody Caramins an outstanding geneticist and active participant and leader in many College activities. This grant has been made possible with the financial support of Healius. This grant will assist Genetic Trainees and early career Genetic Pathology Fellows to access opportunities to broaden their experiences and knowledge in the discipline.

The purpose of this grant is to provide the opportunity for one overseas pathologist, Doctor, trainee or scientist working in the field of Pathology, from a Pacific Island nation, to attend a Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) laboratory in Australia, to gain experience, advance their pathology education and training and foster ongoing collaboration and support.

Designed to encourage and support research projects which enhance the professional skills of the applicant. It is available for Trainees of the College or Fellows of the College or its Faculties of less than seven years standing. Expenses may cover staff, equipment and consumables for research projects which help develop new procedures and or provide direct patient benefits.

(Previously called the RCPA Foundation Developing Communities Fellowship)

To assist College Fellows and Trainees in advancing and promoting Pathology education and training and local capacity building in the South Pacific and South-East Asia region. Funding of the Fellowship has been made possible through voluntary donations from Fellows and Trainees.
Please complete the relevant sections of the application form.


Dr David Clift
Chair, Pathology Education Outreach Committee
drdavidc@aapt.net.au

To assist Fellows and Trainees in advancing their skills in leadership and management.

An innovative annual grant administered by the RCPA Foundation aimed at Trainees to encourage research and publication in the area of ophthalmic pathology.

Please complete the relevant sections of the application below.



Acknowledgement

Please email foundation@rcpa.edu.au any citations which have been published as a result of projects funded by the RCPA Foundation Grants and Awards.

The official wording to acknowledge the RCPA Foundation for grant funding is:

'Dr (name) is a recipient of the (award name)(year) from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Foundation'

Eg. Dr Jane Smith is a recipient of the Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship 2016 from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Foundation'

 

Establishing New Grants and Awards

 

 

Enquiries

For RCPA Foundation Grant and Awards enquiries, please contact foundation@rcpa.edu.au
Eve Propper evep@rcpa.edu.au 02 8356 5806
Rachel Johnson rachelj@rcpa.edu.au 02 8356 5852


 

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