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Special Project Grant


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In response to the COVID-19 virus, GPRWMF would like to advise our Awardees, collaborators and the OHNS community that we will continue operating under revised protocols. We are also here to support recipients of Foundation funding, whose Awards may be impacted by current events.

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To support one-off, discrete projects or activities that will significantly benefit Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Australia and/or New Zealand, and that sit outside the scope of the Foundation’s standard suite of Awards.

Term of award

Determined on a case-by-case basis.


• An Applicant must be an individual or an organisation that is actively working in OHNS scientific/clinical research and/or clinical practice. If an individual, the Applicant must be based at, or affiliated with, an Australian or New Zealand institution that will administer the Award (‘Administering Institution’) in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Award. If an organisation, the Applicant must be the Administering Institution.

• Proposed projects or activities must be discrete and sit outside the scope of any of the Foundation’s standard Awards including Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships and Chairs in OHNS.

• Special Project Grants may not be used to supplement or extend funding for an existing Foundation Award.

• Special Project Grants may not be used to fund a project or activity that has previously received funding from the Foundation, except instances where the proposed project is related to, but has significantly different aims and objectives to, the original project or activity.

Please see the Terms and Conditions of Award for a full list of eligibility criteria.


Determined on a case-by-case basis. A Special Project Grant must be administered through an Australian or New Zealand institution. Additional eligibility criteria for the Administering Institution are listed in the Terms and Conditions of Award.

How to apply

Applications open during the annual Award Round. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by email to and include all required information in the format specified in 'Special Project Grants – Instructions to Applicants'.

Application requirements

The following will be provided to prospective Applicants as separate documents, as required:

  • Format for Applicant CV
  • Budget Template