Research grants

The College is committed to enabling the development of discipline-specific knowledge through support of members undertaking research.

The development of knowledge that informs clinical practice, health service delivery or paramedic education is critical to the development of the profession. Well-designed and executed research will provide the basis for evidence-based practice, particularly in areas where knowledge is lacking or incomplete.

Although universities and research centres have an obligation to provide appropriate supervision, statistical support and the infrastructure required to undertake research, the College recognises there are additional costs associated with research that may not be covered by universities and research centres. Such costs may be eligible for a College research grant.

The College is pleased to offer three types of research grants, open to College members undertaking research:

Grant categories

Early Career Research (ECR) Grant

The Early Career Research (ECR) Grant intends to support paramedic researchers transitioning from completion of a higher degree by research (HDR) into the post-doctoral ECR period.

This grant seeks to engage future researchers and develop paramedicine research capacity by embedding a novice researcher in the team. Additionally, the grant seeks to enhance collaboration between paramedic researchers across universities and ambulance services.

Grant conditions and criteria:

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Grant

The Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Grant seeks to support paramedics engaged in HDR research (excluding Honours) through modest research project support.

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Research Dissemination and Translation Grant

The Research Dissemination and Translation Grant seeks to support the dissemination of research through conference presentation, publication or similar means.

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More information

Research grant applications for 2023 are now closed. Questions can be directed to