The Kearton Travel Grant is open to all employees of Melbourne Health for the purposes of presenting their MH research at conferences in Australia and overseas.

Three rounds of funding is held annually and in each round two domestic travel grants, valued at up to $1500 each, and one international travel grant, valued at up to $4000, will be awarded.

Important dates - Round 3, 2018

Applications open23 July 2018
Closing date for submissions23 September 2018
Applicants notified of outcome1 October 2018
Round 3 is for conferences commencing on or between1 October 2018 to 31 January 2019

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Outcome of Recent Grant Rounds


  • 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


  • 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 Socieities


  • 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