How to apply

Each grant or scholarship has specific application criteria.
The following grants and scholarships are available in 2018:

Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program

Up to $450,000 total | Open February to May 2018

 

Supports Australia's promising young doctors to advance their careers by developing life-changing research that promotes better patient outcomes.

 

Who can apply

 

Avant members in one of three categories: Intern, RMO, Doctor in Training, who are:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia; and
  • Registered with the Medical Board of Australia; and
  • Enrolled in a recognised research program.

 

Timings

  • DiT Research Scholarship Program applications open: February 2018
  • DiT Research Scholarship Program applications close: May 2018
  • Review of applications: June to August 2018
  • Scholarship recipients notified: September 2018

 

Criteria

 

The Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program has eight points of selection criteria, including: 

  • Your quality improvement and leadership experience
  • Research topic area
  • Project status (new, continuing), rationale and objectives
  • Sustainability of project outcomes and ongoing impact 
  • How important funding is to the project

 

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Avant Foundation Grants

Expressions of interest (now closed)

 

Funds research, education and leadership programs to support medical professionals in making lasting change in quality, safety and professionalism that benefits doctors, their patients and the community.

 

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply for a grant, you must be:

  • Applying on behalf of an entity with Deductible Gift Recipient status (but not another ancillary fund); or
  • An individual medical practitioner registered with the Medical Board of Australia who is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia. (Applicants do not have to be based in Australia to apply, however, if successful, it is expected that applicants will be based in Australia for the majority of the scholarship period). Medical Students and Doctors in Training are not eligible to apply.

 

Timings

  • Expressions of interest: Closed on 31 January 2018 
  • Detailed applications: February to March 2018
  • Review of applications: April to May 2018
  • Funded projects announced: June 2018

 

Criteria

 

The following are selection criteria for the Avant Foundation Grants:

  • The extent to which your project aligns with the Foundation’s priorities
  • The quality of your proposed project
  • The likelihood of project success and sustainability
  • The experience of your team
  • Your requested funding amount and the importance of this to your project’s success

 

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Avant Quality Improvement Grants

Up to $100,000 total |  Open February to May 2018

 

Rewards innovative ideas and sustainable solutions that improve systems in medical practice to reduce errors and enhance patient care.

 

Who can apply

 

Applicants must be:

  • An Avant member holding a practitioner policy (not a DIT/Intern/RMO or student); an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia; and Registered with the Medical Board of Australia; or
  • An Avant practice policy holder.

 

Timings

  • Avant Quality Improvement Grants applications: February to May 2018
  • Review of applications: June 2018
  • Funded projects announced: June 2018

 

Criteria

 

The Avant Quality Improvement Grant has eight points of evaluation criteria, including: 

  • Your quality improvement and leadership experience
  • Project topic area
  • Project status (new, continuing), rationale and objectives
  • Sustainability of project outcomes and ongoing impact 
  • How important funding is to the project

 

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Avant / AAPM Scholarship Program

Up to $4,000 per recipient, total of $20,000   |  Open August to September 2018

 

Partnering with the Australian Association of Practice Management scholarships (AAPM), Avant promotes professional development for practice managers, for better-managed practices and improved patient care.

 

Who can apply

 

Practice managers can apply directly. Doctors can nominate their practice manager to apply for a scholarship. In 2018, we’re offering five scholarships to study practice management at UNE Partnerships.

 

Timings

  • Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications open: August 2018 
  • Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications close: September 2018 
  • Review of applications: early October 2018 
  • Scholarship recipients notified: mid October 2018 

 

Criteria

 

To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a full member of AAPM. Non-members can apply for membership prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • Currently employed in a medical practice in a Practice Manager (or similar) role
  • Completed a minimum of Year 12 education level or have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Practice Management
  • Meet any other entry criteria for the Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificate required by UNE Partnerships for admission into the relevant courses.

 

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Avant and Interplast Student Placement Program

Open August to October 2018

 

Gives a medical student the chance to travel with an Interplast team as they provide free reconstructive surgery for communities in need in the Asia-Pacific.

 

Who can apply

 

To be eligible to apply for this student placement, you must be:

  • A current member of Avant over 18 years of age, with a current Avant Student Indemnity Insurance policy at the time of the prize draw; and
  • An Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia who is based in Australia.

 

Timings

  • Applications open: August 2018 
  • Applications close: October 2018 
  • Winner announced: November 2018 

 

Criteria

  • The competition is free to enter.
  • To enter you must, during the competition period, complete and submit the 2018 competition entry form available online.

 

View the full terms and conditions

 

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Applying for a grant or scholarship

1. Expressions of Interest (for Avant Foundation Grants only)

The Avant Foundation uses an expression of interest process in order to determine the extent to which applications are aligned with the mission of the Foundation. After assessment, we will invite selected applicants to submit a more detailed application. These will then be reviewed before funded projects are announced in June.

 

2. Applications

To apply for an Avant grant or scholarship, complete the appropriate application form and submit it (during the application period), and any additional information requested by Avant. Applications should be made via the online application portal. Avant will not include incomplete applications in the review process.

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If you would like to find out more about any of Avant's Grants or Scholarships, fill out and submit this form. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.