Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG): R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund

The AAG seeks to support the work undertaken by emerging researchers in any field of ageing through the R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund.

The fund was set up to honour the memory of Dr Richard (Dick) Maxwell Gibson who played a foundation role in the development of gerontology within Australia. He made a significant contribution to the AAG, including serving as our National President and the inaugural Chairman of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia Oceania Region.

Grants from the R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund are awarded on a competitive basis and applications are assessed by the committee on scientific merit and in accordance with specified criteria. The overall objective is to encourage good research, particularly from newer researchers in the fields of ageing across all disciplines of gerontology.


The R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund will award three cutting edge research projects a grant of up to $5,000 each.


Postgraduate students (PhD or Masters by research or with a large research component) and new and early career researchers (up to 5 years of the award of the PhD).

Applicants must be members of the Australian Association of Gerontology at the time of applying for a grant.

The grant may contribute to a larger project on which the applicant is working as a member of a research team.

Awards can only be made to Australian permanent residents or citizens.

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

Applications must be submitted for internal review by 23 June 2015.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet.

Applications may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.


Further Information

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