Avant Foundation scholarship recipients
Support quality, safety and professionalism in the practice of medicine
Bring your innovative ideas to improve quality, safety and professionalism in medicine to life with Avant’s grants and scholarships
Emeritus Professor Kim Oates AO Avant Foundation board member
DiT scholarship 2019
Make a difference to the future of medical practice
The Early Career Research Program supports life-changing research to promote better patient outcomes and advance the careers of some of Australia’s promising medical researchers
Dr Sarah Scheuer 2018 full-time scholarship recipient
AAPM 2020 recipient
Make a difference to your medical practice
The Avant / AAPM Scholarship Program supports your professional development so you can implement stronger practice management systems to enhance patient outcomes.
Molly McDonald 2020 Avant AAPM Scholarship recipient
Making a difference with Avant's research grants and scholarships

Avant supports doctors at all stages of their careers by providing funding to improve quality, safety and professionalism in the practice of medicine. In doing so, we are supporting those who seek to make a difference to medical practice and the community in Australia. Our current research grants and scholarships include:

  • Avant Foundation and other grants
  • Avant Early Career Research Program (Formerly Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program) 
  • Avant / AAPM Scholarship program for practice managers
About the Avant Foundation and our other grants and scholarships

Established in 2017, our mission is to invest in research, education and leadership programs that improve quality, safety and professionalism in medicine. We are committed to advancing the future of medical practice by:

  • Funding projects that improve quality, safety and professionalism to benefit patients and the community
  • Partnering with other healthcare organisations to foster a culture of quality, safety and professionalism
  • Supporting programs that reduce medico-legal and clinical risks
  • Raising awareness of these funded programs in the medical profession, to increase their overall impact.

We welcome enquiries and applications from healthcare organisations and individuals.

Spotlight on grants and scholarships designed to make a difference
DiT 2019

Formerly the Doctor in Training Scholarship, the Early Career Research Program is a new program supporting young researchers to build their capabilities through a range of research grants, research coaching and research skills development.

Avant Foundation 2019 recipients

Committed to the advancement of healthcare, Avant invests in a range of research, education and leadership programs for healthcare entities and their medical practitioners that lead to an improved culture of quality, safety and professionalism in medicine, reduced medico-legal risk and better patient care.

AAPM 2020

Avant and the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) have partnered to offer scholarships that promote continued training and professional development for medical practice managers, leading to better-managed medical practices and improved patient care.

Supporting the advancement of healthcare
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Local and national support

$1.2m in support in 2016/17 for medical colleges, associations, societies, universities and partnerships, supporting doctors at all stages of their career to advance the provision of healthcare 

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Building strategic partners

Avant invests in leading medical education and research and advocates through key industry forums with a view to influencing better healthcare and better patient outcomes

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Supporting quality and safety

Avant supported ‘Australia’s first Roundtable for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety’ in 2016, allowing thirty young healthcare professionals from Australia to collaborate with local and US experts for an intensive workshop