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How to Apply: the application process

Each year, the Foundation offers a selection of Awards and/or Grants from its Award Suite. This is known as the ‘Award Round’. Awards to be offered are communicated on this website in June each year, and are at the discretion of the GPRWMF Board.

Applications for Awards and Grants offered during the Award Round are to be made via the Portal, which may be registered for in advance.

Awards available outside of the Award Round are the Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship, the Academic Surgeon- Scientist Fellowship, and Chairs in OHNS. Please read the relevant Award pages for further detail.

Application Process

The annual Award Round usually opens early July until late August. Award documentation such as Terms and Conditions of Award and Instructions for Applicants will be made available for download via the relevant website Award Pages. Applicants may draft and save Applications in the Portal before finally submitting before the deadline. 

Once an Award Round closes, the Foundation Office checks Applications are eligible for assessment, then contact referees (usually mid-September). If your Application is ineligible for assessment, the Office will contact you as soon as possible.

Eligible Applications are put forward for Assessment, which occurs throughout October, with final decisions being made in November. Applicants are advised of outcomes in December, with Funding Agreements finalised in the year of Award.

Assessment Criteria

The Foundation Board review and assess applications based on the 3 Pillars of Assessment:

The Board may in its absolute discretion withdraw any Award if, in its opinion, the Application has not fulfilled the objective of the Foundation to fund only the best people, research and applications.

There are no specific priority areas at this point in time.


Eligibility Criteria

It is the responsibility of Applicants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements. These are available in the: 

  • Terms and Conditions of Award
  • Instructions for Applicants

These documents are made available on the relevant Award pages, during an Award Round. Applications not submitted by the Award Round deadline will not be considered for assessment.

Awards Workshop

The Foundation will host an Awards Workshop at the beginning of each Award Round, to present an overview of Foundation’s mission, the Awards available on offer that year, and point out common eligibility issues. Registrants will have to opportunity to ask Assessors and Office staff their questions. Keep your eye on the website or sign up to our Newsletter to learn when our next Awards Workshop will be held.

Further links


Award Suite

Portal login and sign-up

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