The Kearton Conference Grant provides assistance to staff to present their RMH research at national and international conferences

The Office for Research holds three grant rounds annually and in each round two domestic conference grants, valued at up to $1500 each, and one international conference grant, valued at up to $4000, will be awarded.

Funding for the Kearton Conference Grant is provided to the Research Funding Program through a bequest.

Conferences must commence in the months indicated within each round. Applications for conferences received outside of the dates prescribed per round will be removed from the selection process. Applicants are asked to read the guidelines before starting their submission.

Essential reading and funding documentation


Funding Calendar
Round 1Round 2Round 3
Applications open
NA18 June 202110 July 2021
Closing date for submissions
NA2 July 2021, 5.00 PM AEST15 September 2021, 5.00 PM AEST
Applicants notified of outcome
NA9 July 202122 September 2021
Conferences commencing in*:
February, March, April & MayJune, July, August & SeptemberOctober, November, December & January

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    Outcome of Past Grant Rounds

    2020
    • Jordan Jones, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, Boston US
    • Ashleigh Qama, European Association for the Study of the Liver, London
    • Carolyn Chadunow, Australian Dementia Forum, Adelaide
    2019
    • Van Nguyen Tran, 5th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society, Cairns
    • Emily Cross, 13th National Allied Health Conference 2019, Brisbane
    • Adam de Gruchy, 13th National Allied Health Conference 2019, Brisbane
    • Vivan Leung, International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Singapore
    • Catherine George, Australian Society for Antimicrobials Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Wendy Bower, UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Margaret Pozzebon, 42nd Annual Brain Impairment Conference 2019
    • Amy Mitchinson, Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Conference - TRANSFORM 2019, Adelaide
    • Joanne Davis, Blood 2019 Meeting, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth
    • Simone Mangelsdorf, 2019 APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference., South Australia
    • Kylie Moon, World Congress of Intensive Care 2019, Melbourne
    2018
    • Peter Revill, 2018 International HBV meeting, Italy
    • Ashrith Kumar, Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2018
    • Eloise Thompson, Trauma 2018 Conference
    • Abiramy Ragunathan, European Hereditary Tumour Group Meeting
    • Kudzai Kanhutu, International Conference on Migration Health
    • Gopika Krishnamurthy, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
    • Simon Cowley, Society of Medical and Biological Engineering 2018
    2017
    • Margaret Littlejohn, World Hepatitis Summit 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Emma Foster, Epilepsy Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Jesse Gates, Australian and New Zealand Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
    • Kirsty Storey, Familial Aspects of Cancer: Research and Practice (kConFab annual meeting)
    • Dustin Flanagan, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 2017 Boston
    • Marlena Klaic, 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia
    • Prasanti Kotagiri, 2017 ASM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
    • Andrew Gogos, Neurosurgical Registrar, 5th Quadrennial Meeting of the Word Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies
    2016
    • Carol Roberts, Australian Association of Gerontology Conference 2016
    • Joanne Tropea, Australian Association of Gerontology Conference 2016
    • Bhupesh Pathik, The 9th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society ASM, South Korea
    • Neha Kaul, Nutrition will be attending the Epilepsy Society of Australia, ASM
    • Peter Revill, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Boston
    • Patrick Tully, 84th American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago
    • Nadia Chaves, Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases 2016 ASM
    • Grace Florescu, Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, 2016 ASM
    • Catherine Guest, AOA Victorian Branch ASM