The Foundation has a suite of Awards & Grants, most of which are on offer during our annual Award Round.
Applications for these Awards must be completed via our online Portal, which you can register for at any time. Application forms are made available when the Round opens and must be completed before it closes.
Awards that sit outside of the Award Round are the Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship, Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Fellowship and Chairs in OHNS. These follow their own application process and timeline.
The Award Round opens annually around early July until late August. Important documents such as Terms & Conditions and Instructions are made available for download via the relevant Award Pages in late June. Ensure you read and understand these before submitting an application.
During an Award Round, applicants must log on to the Portal to draft, save, and submit applications for assessment.
Once an Award Round closes, the Foundation Office runs initial eligibility checks on submissions. You will be notified if you have submitted an ineligible application at this stage. Referees are then contacted for their Reports (usually mid-September).
Only applications that pass initial checks are put forward to our Board of Directors for further eligibility checks and assessment. Final decisions are made in November, and applicants advised of outcomes in December. Funding Agreements are finalised in the year of Award.
The Foundation hosts an online Awards Workshop before each Award Round, to present an overview of the upcoming Award Round and run through common eligibility queries. Registrants for the webinar will have the opportunity to ask Assessors and Foundation staff questions during the Q&A session. Details of the next workshop can be found on the Events page.
The Foundation Board review and assess applications based on the Three Pillars of Assessment:
Assessments also review the suitability of an applicant and project, using criteria such as:
Further Assessment Criteria can be found in the Instructions for Applicants, available for download on our Award Pages, during an Award Round.
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.
It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure they meet eligibility requirements. These are available in the:
These documents are made available on the relevant Award pages, during an Award Round. Only applications submitted by the Award Round deadline will be considered for assessment.
Our Fellowship and Scholarships are designed to forge career pathways for scientists and academic surgeon-scientists. Grants feed into all pathway streams. Please scroll down further for detail on individual Awards.