The College is committed to enabling the development of discipline-specific knowledge through support of members undertaking research within a recognised research centre or as a student enrolled in an honours or postgraduate program of research at a university. Established researchers are also invited to apply for this grant.

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 infrastructure required to undertake research, the College recognises that there are also additional costs associated with the research that may be eligible for a research grant of up to $6000. There will be two funding rounds each year, with applications closing 31 January and 31 July each year.


The grant is available to individuals undertaking research that is directly related to the profession. This includes College members enrolled in:

Both early career and experienced researchers are also eligible to apply for funding for individual research or research within a team that may include cross-institutional research if at least one member of the team is a financial member of the College.

The College member applying for the research grant must have been a financial member for at least 12 months prior to the grant application. Ideally, membership will be held for at least 24 months, showing a commitment to the College.

Researchers who have previously been awarded a College research grant are not eligible to apply.

Researchers who have received funding from other sources for the research project are not eligible to apply for a College research grant.

The research topic must be directly related to paramedic practice. Ethics approval must be obtained and evidence provided prior to the release of funds.

A full research protocol must be submitted to enable assessment of suitability for funding. The College reserves the right to establish research priorities for funding, and to reject applications that fail to meet eligibility criteria or that do not align with strategic priorities.

The College will consider funding applications for:

Funding will not be provided for:

Funding and reporting requirements

The grant will be paid into a designated grant account set up for that purpose. The member receiving funding for an approved project must provide a tax invoice and evidence of receipts for payment of funds for approved expenses.

The applicant must provide the College with a brief report on research progress 12 months after receipt of the grant, and a further report at the conclusion of the project in the form of a 500 word abstract that summarises the results.

The College may request a presentation to members at one or more events to disseminate the research, and an article for the College website, magazine or eNews.

The College will not claim intellectual property rights to the research but the researcher will be required to acknowledge College funding in all publications and presentations.

Permission must be sought from the College before using the College logo on any article or presentation.

Application process

The application should be completed by the chief investigator.

Complete the Online Application form via the link below. The information you need to provide is as follows:

Applications for research scholarships are rigorous and competitive.

There are two grant rounds available to members each year. Round 1 applications close 31 January and Round 2 applications close 31 July.