Making a difference

Avant is committed to improving the way medicine is practised. By providing funding for research, training and education into quality, safety and professionalism in medical practice, we seek to have a lasting impact on healthcare delivery and the Australian community.

We have seen that the landscape of medical practice in Australia is becoming increasingly complex and we understand healthcare delivery needs to evolve to anticipate the changing needs of patients. These changes will lead us to a safer, sustainable future for healthcare with enhanced patient outcomes and better managed risks.


Our grants and award programs are one way we assist members in making sustainable changes to medical practice and patient care.


The Avant Early Career Research awards have been vital for my growth as a clinician and an individual, as they have allowed me to just focus on research. Avant has provided me with support, expertise and mentorship, and I love that the Early Career Research Program helps translate research from benchtop to bedside. It reminds you of the true purpose of clinical research, to impact the lives of the communities we serve!”
Dr Vinayak Smith
Judging panel member and recipient of an Early Career Research Program Award

Areas we invest in 

We fund projects designed to improve clinical practice or health policies. We focus on projects that contribute to sustainable cultural change in medicine. Our main grants and scholarships are:


Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about any of the Avant Foundation, Avant's Grants or Early Career Research Program awards, or need more information that you can’t find on our website please fill out and submit this form. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.