Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program
Up to $450,000 total | Open March to October 2020
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.
- DiT Research Scholarship Program applications open: March 2020
- DiT Research Scholarship Program applications close: 31 October 2020
- Review of applications: November to December 2020
- Scholarship recipients notified: December 2020
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
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 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.
including but not limited to:
Medical Research Institutes
Medical Colleges and Societies
Hospitals or Hospital Group (public or private)
Local Hospital Networks or Local Health Districts
Primary Health Networks
- Expressions of interest: Close on 31 January 2020
- Detailed applications: Deferred due to COVID-19
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 towards enrolment fees, total of $20,000 (5 recipients) | Open September 2020
Partnering with the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) scholarships, Avant promotes professional development for practice managers, for better-managed practices and improved patient care.
Who can apply
Practice managers can apply directly. In 2020, we’ll again be offering five scholarships for online practice management study with University of New England (UNE) Partnerships.
- Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications open: 8 September 2020
- Avant / AAPM Scholarship applications close: 16 October 2020
- Review of applications: end October 2020
- Scholarship recipients notified: November 2020
To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Be a full financial member of AAPM or the main contact of a Full Financial Practice Member. 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.
- Be prepared to cover any additional costs associated with the nominated course enrolment and complete the nominated course of study within three years of the granting of the scholarship.
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.
- Applications open: August 2019
- Applications close: October 2019
- Winner announced: November 2019
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
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.