Research Fellowship 2018

Important dates

Application open : March 2018
Application close : May 2018
Review period : June and July 2018
Result available : August 2018

About the ADRF Research Fellowship

The ADRF Research Fellowship was established to attract outstanding recent university graduates to further their research in diabetes education and care. The program aims to develop capacity in research and evidence-based practice and is designed for ADEA members who want to work within universities and research institutes on a research project. It can be part of post-doctoral research or a master degree to build capacity in conducting research.

The program offers a grant of up to $60,000 for one year, or pro rata equivalent for up to two years, postgraduate fellowship, with the aim of developing capacity in research and evidence-based practice.

Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants require support from their academic institution for their application. The research project will not be planned or supervised by ADEA or ADRF.

Research priorities

In 2018, priority will be given to the best quality applications that reflect the following priorities:

  1. Seek to inform diabetes education and care in Australia
  2. Support the role of ADEA Members and other health professionals in contributing to excellence in diabetes support for all Australians
  3. Address one or more of the following goals and potential areas for action from the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-20:
    • Goal 3: Reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related complications and improve quality of life among people with diabetes
    • Goal 4: Reduce the impact of pre-existing and gestational diabetes in pregnancy
    • Goal 5: Reduce the impact of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    • Goal 6: Reduce the impact of diabetes among other priority groups
  4. The Foundation also encourages applications that:

Research 101

Interested in applying for this research grant program but not sure where to start?

Follow the ADEA’s Research 101 webinar series to improve your knowledge around research. By providing easy to understand and practical weekly sessions, this series will assist anyone who is interested in research but not knowing where (or how) to start.

To register, please create a free account with the ADEA Learning Management System if you haven’t had one, then register for this webinar series here.

All inquiries please contact research@adea.com.au.