How to apply

Each grant or scholarship has specific application criteria.
The following grants and scholarships are available in 2019:

Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program

Up to $450,000 total | Open February to May 2019

 

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 2019
  • DiT Research Scholarship Program applications close: May 2019
  • Review of applications: June to August 2019
  • Scholarship recipients notified: September 2019

 

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

 

The Avant Foundation provides funding to support research, education and leadership programs designed to make a real difference to quality, safety and professionalism in practice.

 

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.

 

Who can apply

 

The Foundation may provide funding to:

  • Entities[1] who
    • are in the healthcare industry and
    • have Deductible Gift Recipient status (but not another ancillary fund) listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30.15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997; or
    • do not hold DGR status.
  • Medical practices that hold (at the time of application and throughout the project period) a Practice Medical Indemnity Policy with Avant Insurance Limited;
  • Medical practitioners
    • who hold (at the time of application and throughout the project period) a Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy with Avant Insurance Limited in a practitioner Category of Practice, that is, not Intern/RMO or a Doctor in Training;
    • who are an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia and based in Australia;
    • who are a practising medical practitioner registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

    Medical practitioners must be a project leader with responsibility for the design, execution and management of the project. If a project involves other people you must confirm these people’s consent to you being the project leader. Grants are awarded on an individual basis and other parties are not eligible to receive any part of the grant; and must have the support of your employer if you are applying on their behalf


    [1]including but not limited to:

    Medical Research Institutes

    Medical/Healthcare Foundations,

    Universities

    Medical Colleges and Societies

    Hospitals or Hospital Group (public or private)

    Local Hospital Networks or Local Health Districts

    Primary Health Networks

     

     

    Timings

    • Expressions of interest: Close on 31 January 2020
    • Detailed applications: March to April 2020
    • Review of applications: April to May 2020
    • Funded projects announced: June 2020

     

    Criteria

     

    The following are selection criteria for the Avant Foundation Grants EOI:

    • Relevance of the project  to the Foundation’s objectives
    • The project type (e.g. research, education)
    • The project topic area (e.g. domains of quality improvement, professionalism)
    • The leadership experience of the project team
    • The design of the project

     

    To find out more download our information pack.

Avant / AAPM Scholarship Program

Up to $4,000 per recipient, total of $20,000 (5 recipients)   |  Open July 2019

 

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 2019, we’ll again be offering five scholarships for online practice management study with UNE Partnerships.

 

Timings

  • Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications open: 1 July 2019
  • Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications close: 11 August 2019
  • Review of applications: end August 2019
  • Scholarship recipients notified: September 2019 

 

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 2019

 

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 2019
  • Applications close: October 2019
  • Winner announced: November 2019

 

Criteria

  • The competition is free to enter.
  • To enter you must, during the competition period, complete and submit the 2019 competition entry form available online.

 

View the full terms and conditions

 

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Avant and Interplast New Fellow Placement Program

Open from March to April 2019

 

The program provides one recently fellowed plastic surgeon the chance to travel with an Interplast team who will be providing free surgical treatment and training to a community in need in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Who can apply?

 

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

 

  • be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • be a medical practitioner registered with the Medical Board of Australia
  • hold a FRACS in Plastic Surgery and be within the first 5 years post completing your training
  • hold an Avant professional indemnity insurance policy
  • agree to all of Interplast’s volunteer registration requirements, including providing two referees for Interplast to contact and undertake a Criminal History Check
  • provide a medical certificate stating fitness to travel to a developing country (if required)
  • provide all information as required by Interplast and Avant Mutual to effectively and appropriately organise their participation in the Program activity.

 

Timings

  • Applications open: 9am AEDT 25th March 2019.
  • Applications close: 5pm AEST 26th April 2019.
  • Winner announced: early May 2019.

 

How to apply

  • To apply for the placement you must complete the application form and provide two professional references indicating your suitability for the placement during the application period through the online application form accessible via the Find out More button below.

 

View the full terms and conditions

 

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Applying for a grant or scholarship

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.