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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 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
Developing Communities Fellowship to be determined
Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award $8,000 AUD
Roger Crouch Award for Ophthalmic Pathology Publication $1,000 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 Research Award

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.

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 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.

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.

Acknowledgement

Please email rachelj@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 RCPA Foundation Grants and Awards 2018:

RCPA Foundation Mike and Carole Ralston Travelling Fellowship Award $35K
  • Dr Kylee Maclachlan: The genomic assessment of residual disease in multiple myeloma.
 
RCPA Kanematsu Research Award $25K
  • Dr Ibrahim Tohidi- Esfahani : Next Generation Sequencing of the procoagulant platelet: finding novel therapeutic targets for thrombosis.
 
RCPA Foundation Postgraduate Research Fellowship $25K
  • Dr Gerard Chu: Analysing the immune response and optimising the effectiveness of Mesothelin CAR Tcelltherapy. 
  • Dr Andrew Henderson: A Prospective year long, longitudinal, observational study of NEPHRo-urologic infections in Transplant recipients using innovative genome sequencing. 
  • Dr Lavenyia Satgunaseelan: Identifying actionable mutations in young patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.
  
RCPA Foundation Developing Communities Fellowship $15K *Inaugural Award new for 2018
  • Dr Nicola Townell
 
RCPA Foundation Grant -In- Aid $10K
  • Dr Ben Dessauvagie: Utilisation of FISH as a diagnostic adjunct for pancreatobiliary tract malignancy on cytology cell block specimens. 
  • Dr Shona Hendry: Evaluation of a laboratory developed molecular panel for improved risk prediction in cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules.
 
RCPA Foundation Bev Rowbotham Pathology Leaders Award $8K * Inaugural Award new for 2018
  • Dr Rebecca Adams