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AAAPC Equity Awards

Nominations are currently open for the AAAPC Research / Education Equity Award

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the AAAPC, two new AAAPC Equity Awards have been developed. The Executive committee will decide each year whether enough funds are available to offer one or both awards valued at a total of up to $8,000 AUS each year. 

There are two types of Equity Awards available:

1.     AAAPC Research / Education Equity Award

2.     AAAPC Hardship Equity Award

AAAPC Research / Education Equity Award - Applications are now closed

The following are guidelines applicable to the AAAPC Research/Education Equity Award 2023 only.

Aims:

  • To recognise AAAPC members who require financial assistance in primary care research and/or education in First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Value and criteria of award

An award of up to AUD 5,000 will be granted each year. Grants must be used within twelve months of the award being offered. Priority will be given to applicants who are of First Nations or minority racial and ethnic groups.

Winner of the AAAPC Research/Education Equity Award will be provided with the funds to their university or company account.

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate excellence in primary care research and/or education in First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups;
  • Provide details of how the award will benefit them and their project;
  • Be a current financial member of AAAPC & have held membership for at least one year before applying; and
  • Not been awarded a AAAPC Equity Award in the previous four years.

Call for application

Applications will open on 13 September 2023.

Submission process

Applications must be in minimum font size 11 point. A PDF version (in one document) should be submitted electronically to the AAAPC Secretariat (secretariat@aaapc.org.au) by 5pm (AEST) 15 December 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Your application must include:

  • Contact details, please include if you are of First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
  • Summaries of the following:
    • applicant’s excellence and impact in primary care research and/or education in First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (max. 500 words)
    • proposed use of funding and how the award will benefit them (eg. increase recognition) and their primary care research and/or education project in First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (eg. able to reimburse community for their involvement, assist community develop certain skills) (max. 500 words)
  • Detailed budget, including in-kind contributions and/or other funding sources (tabulated with justifications)
  • Brief curriculum vitae – max four pages
  • Letter of support from head of your institution/department confirming that the financial support sought is NOT available from your home institution/department
  • Any other relevant supporting documentation.

    Assessment process

    1. Eligibility check – the application will be reviewed for eligibility including the financial membership status of the applicant.

    2. Peer Review - applications will be reviewed by two members of AAAPC (without conflicts of interest) based on the aims of the award

    Reporting Obligations

    Winner of the award will submit a brief report (300-500 words) to the AAAPC Committee at the end of 12 months outlining the benefits that the award has brought to them and their project. With their permission, will be published on the AAAPC website. They will also prepare a short summary for advertising the awards for subsequent years, if appropriate.

    AAAPC Hardship Equity Award - Applications are now open!

    The following are guidelines applicable to the AAAPC Hardship Equity Award 2024 only.

    Aims:

    • To recognise AAAPC members who are experiencing financial hardship and other disadvantages to attend the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.

    Value and criteria for use of grant

    An award of up to AUD 3,000 will be granted each year to cover conference registration, transport, meals and accommodation for the upcoming AAAPC Annual Research Conference. 

    Winner of the AAAPC Hardship Equity Award will submit all tax invoices for the registration, airfares and accommodation to the Treasurer before their travel, allowing ample time before the planned travel.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants must:

    • Provide a personal statement and details of how the award will benefit them and their work;
    • Be a current financial member of AAAPC & have held membership for at least one year before applying; and
    • Not been awarded a AAAPC Equity Award in the previous four years.

    Call for applications

    Application will open on 1 February 2024

    Submission process

    Applications must be in minimum font size 11 point. A PDF version (in one document) should be submitted electronically to the AAAPC Secretariat (secretariat@aaapc.org.au) by 5pm (AEST) 19 April 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Your application must include:

    • Contact details, please include if you are of First Nations or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
    • A personal statement and details of how the award will benefit them (eg. opportunity to network at the conference) and their work (eg. opportunity to increase exposure of their research to a larger audience) (max 500 words)
    • Detailed budget including conference registration, transport, meals (including conference dinner) and accommodation (tabulated with justifications)
    • Brief curriculum vitae – max four pages
    • Letter of support from head of your institution/department confirming that the financial support sought is NOT available from your home institution/department
    • Any other relevant supporting documentation.

    Assessment process

    1. Eligibility check – the application will be reviewed for eligibility including the financial membership status of the applicant.

    2. Peer Review - applications will be reviewed by two members of AAAPC (without conflicts of interest) based on the aims of this award.

    CONTACT US:

    Email: secretariat@aaapc.org.au

    President: Tim Stokes


    Address: C/O PO Box 664, Toorak, VIC 3142

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