Grants and Awards

Grant opportunities for medical researchers at the Austin precinct

The AMRF supports researchers at Austin Health by providing grants for research projects and scholarships. The current round is detailed below.

Key dates

  • Applications Open on 1st July  2017
  • Applications Close on 15th September 2017, 5pm
  • Grant results will be announced in early December 2017

Details at


Publication of the Month

A monthly prize to recognise the best original research published at Austin LifeSciences will be awarded.

Eligibility and assessment criteria:

The publication must be an original research paper only (this does not include reviews).
A researcher (staff or student) from Austin LifeSciences must be the first or corresponding author.
The nominated publication in the journal with the highest impact factor for a particular month will be awarded the prize. The discipline and specialty will also be considered as part of the assessment.
The prize will be a gift card valued at $100 for the authors and research team to celebrate their success.
In addition, a second prize of $1000 for the best paper of the year will be awarded. This will be chosen from the winners of the monthly prize.

How to apply:

Email a copy of the publication to


The prize will be announced monthly at the Division of Medicine Grand Round and it is expected that the recipient makes a short acceptance speech (~2mins) summarising their work.

The announcement will be posted on this web page, the Austin Health staff intranet (the HUB) and the Austin Facebook page with links to the publications.

A list of all the publications submitted will be posted monthly.