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RCPA Foundation Awards and Grants

The following awards are offered by the RCPA Foundation to foster research in the College.

The closing date for RCPA Foundation Awards, Grants and Scholarships applications is June 30 each year.

Completed Application Forms are to be submitted to grantsawards@rcpa.edu.au
 

Awards and Grants available for 2017 Value up to
Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship Award $35,000 AUD
Kanematsu Research Award $25,000 AUD
Postgraduate Research Fellowship $25,000 AUD
RCPAQAP Research Grant $25,000 AUD
Research Grant-in-Aid $10,000 AUD
Roger Crouch Award for Ophthalmic Pathology Publication $1,000 AUD
***New Award for 2018***
Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award
$8,000 AUD

 

RCPA Foundation Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship Award

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.

RCPA Foundation Kanematsu Award

The Kanematsu 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.

RCPA Foundation Postgraduate Research Fellowship

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.

RCPA Foundation RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Research Grant

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.

RCPA Foundation Research Grant-in-Aid

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.

RCPA Foundation Roger Crouch Award for Ophthalmic Pathology Publication

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.

RCPA Foundation Developing Communities Fellowship

To assist Fellows and Trainees in advancing and promoting Pathology education and training in developing communities.

Please complete the relevant sections of the application below.

RCPA Foundation Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award

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

Acknowledgement

Please email evep@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'


The Chair and the RCPA Foundation Board would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2017 RCPA Foundation Grants and Awards:


RCPA Foundation Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship ($35K):
Dr Katherine Cummins
Title: Engineering The Human Hematopoietic System with CRISPR-Cas9 Knock-out of CD33 Enables Antigen-Specific Targeting of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
 

RCPA Foundation Kanematsu Research Award ($25K):
Dr Abbey Willcox
Title: A novel therapy for hepatic veno-occlusive disease with recombinant endothelial-targeted CD39. 


RCPA Foundation Postgraduate Research Fellowship ($25K):  
Dr Chuan Kok Lim
Title: Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus Co-infection Modelling in A Liver Organoid Culture System. 


RCPA Foundation RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Research Grant ($25K): *New for 2017
Prof Gelareh Farshid
Title: The Breast Cloud Atlas: A Cloud Based, Digital Pathology Tool to Support Accurate and Consistent Histologic Grading of Breast Cancer. 


RCPA Foundation Illumina Cancer Research Grant ($25K): *New for 2017
Dr Chen Hsung Edward Chew
Title: Investigating the utility of next-generation sequencing technologies in predicting relapse in patients with core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia. 


RCPA Foundation Research Grant-in-Aid ($10K): 
Dr Shane Battye
Title: Manual whole slide imaging software utilising open-source computer vision libraries. 


RCPA Foundation Roger Crouch Award for Ophthalmic Pathology Publication ($1K): 
Dr Sally McLaren
Title: Progressive orbital granular cell tumour anociated with medial rectus.