Prizes and Research Grants

The Society awards a number of Prizes and Research Grants each year.  In 2015 the following prizes are available:

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ASA PhD Support Grant

The Council approved the ASA PhD Support Grant Bylaw in 2005 in order to assist members of the Society to complete PhDs. Application is open to ASA members only.  Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that their research will advance the safety, delivery, or efficacy of anaesthesia whilst having a favourable impact on society as a whole. The grant may be used to purchase or lease equipment, facilities or material; fund administrative or scientific support; offset research and other expenses or fund travel and accommodation. The recipient must provide a written report to the Council within six months of completion of the funded activity. Successful applicants will receive a cash grant of up to $10,000 each. Up to two Grants may be awarded annually. 

The application form can be found here.  
For further information please contact Sue Donovan sdonovan@asa.org.au.  

Kevin McCaul Prize

This prize commemorates the late Dr Kevin McCaul who was, for many years, the Director of Obstetric Anaesthesia at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. He had a major and lasting influence on obstetric anaesthesia throughout Australia. The prize was instituted in 1978 on the  occasion of his retirement as Director. The prize is administered by the ASA and is offered to ASA members who are registrars in training or junior specialists within two years of obtaining a higher qualification in anaesthesia. The prize is awarded for a written paper, critical review or essay on any aspect of anaesthesia, pain relief, physiology or pharmacology, with particular reference to the female reproductive system. The prize comprises a certificate and monies of $10,000. 

The application form can be found here.  
    For further information please contact Sue Donovan sdonovan@asa.org.au. 

    Jackson Rees Research Grant

    The Jackson Rees Research Grant commemorates the visit to Australia in 1963 of the late Professor G. Jackson Rees. Following his visit as the Official Visitor of the ASA for that year, he donated a sum of money to the ASA, which was placed in a fund entitled the Jackson Rees Research Fund and used, with supplementation from ASA funds, to support a research grant. Application is open to ASA members only.

    The grant is awarded for research projects in anaesthesia or related disciplines such as resuscitation, intensive care, or pain medicine and is awarded every two years.

    The application form can be found here.  
      For further information please contact Sue Donovan sdonovan@asa.org.au.  

      Jeanne Collison Prize

        The Jeanne Collison Prize for Outstanding Research in the Fields of Anaesthesia and Pain Management was established in 2007 following the bequest of $50,000 by Dr. Neville York in memory of his wife Dr Jeanne Collison who was a member of the ASA for 52 years.  The short title of Jeanne Collison Prize for Outstanding Research in the Fields of Anaesthesia and Pain Management is the Jeanne Collison Prize. The Prize is awarded biennially to recognise excellence in original research within Australia in the fields of anaesthesia and pain management. Applicants will be ASA members either with an interest in or sub-specialising in pain management or intending to enter this sub-specialty.

        The application form can be found here.  
          For further information please contact Sue Donovan sdonovan@asa.org.au.  

          NSC Presentation Awards

          • ASA Poster Prize
          • GASACT Poster Prize
          • Gilbert Troup Prize
          For further information on these please visit www.csc2015.com
          For further information on these Awards please visit the NSC website asa2014.com.au
          For further information on these Awards please visit the NSC website asa2014.com.au