SHPA offers a range of research and development grants with the aim of improving the techniques and practice of hospital pharmacy services in Australia through research, study and demonstration. 

The aims of the program are to encourage original research in hospital pharmacy practice and related areas and foster professional development amongst SHPA members.

Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee
SHPA Research and Development Grants
Previous Grants

Before applying for a grant, please read the following information:
Applying for a Grant
General Conditions for Grant Recipients
Mandatory Conditions for Grant Recipients
Grants and Awards Program FAQs

After receiving a grant, please read the following information:
Submission for Final Report


Unless otherwise stated in the grant conditions, grants are open to all members of SHPA, including student and technician members. However applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership to be eligible to receive a grant, except student members (including intern members) who must have at least 3 months current membership. The date of membership commencement is listed on each member's certificate.

SHPA members can apply for funding for scientific research, projects, courses of study, conference attendance, study tours or other development activities.

Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee

Members of the Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee include: a Federal Councillor, a nomination from Federal Council, a practising hospital pharmacist, an appropriate academic (e.g. a clinical pharmacologist), a Branch Committee member from the region hosting the Committee. The Committee has the power to co-opt to a maximum of eight members.

Current Committee Members

Michael Barras, Chair

Della Absalom, SHPA

Sasha Bennett, NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group
Neil Cottrell, University of Queensland
Peter Donovan, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Kelvin Robertson, The Townsville Hospital
Jo Sturtevant, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Sheryn Wang, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Andrew Hale, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital

SHPA Research and Development Grants

Listed below are the grants offered in 2016. More will be added as details become available. As grants open, SHPA members will be notified through the SHPA eNews.

Hospira Young Pharmacist Award 2016
A grant of $10,000 will be made available to a member of SHPA for a national or international preceptorship.
Closing date: 30 September 2016 | grant flyer | professional development application form

Novartis SHPA Pharmacoeconomics Grant 2016
Recognising the need to build on knowledge in pharmacoeconomics, Novartis is proud to be associated with SHPA in providing grants for suitably qualified pharmacists to undertake educational courses or research work that would further strengthen their roles as part of the multi-disciplinary team of hospital formulary decision-makers.

The Australian Health Economics Society website has examples of suitable courses.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available.
Closing date: 30 September 2016 | grant flyer | professional development application form

Sanofi Pamela Nieman Continuum of Care Research Grant 2016
Sanofi Australia is pleased to offer this research grant, valued at $10,000, to members of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia to enable specific research into processes and outcomes that optimise medication management across the health care continuum.    
Closing date: 31 August 2016 | grant flyer | research grant application form

Previous Grants

Celgene Cancer Care Research Grant 2015
Fresenius Kabi Cancer Services Grant 2015
Hospira Young Pharmacist Grant 2015
Novartis Pharmacoeconomics Grant 2015
Pfizer Pharmacy Grant 2015

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