MEDSAC awards annual grant funding to enable education that is relevant to our purpose and ambition. Recipients are expected to contribute to the advancement of MEDSAC by participating as a Director or as a member of a MEDSAC Committee.
Istar Limited, a charitable organisation formed to benefit women's health, makes an annual donation of $10,000 to MEDSAC for the purpose of supporting post graduate study.
MEDSAC has determined that this generous donation will be made available by way of study grants to support:
MEDSAC doctors enrolled in postgraduate Masters Degree in Forensic Medicine through Monash University, and
Appropriate postgraduate study for MEDSAC nurses in clinical forensic medicine.
This funding is also available for eligible individuals enrolling for a single unit or paper to further their education.
The Board of MEDSAC has resolved to provide annual grants of:
$10,000 towards Lead Clinicians
$5,000 towards Board Directors
for their ongoing professional development by enabling and supporting their attendance at education and training events, courses (including a single unit or paper) and conferences that are relevant to the achievement of MEDSAC's purpose and ambition.
MEDSAC will ensure that the annual award of grant monies is:
All applications for grants will be considered by the Governance Committee of the MEDSAC Board and all decisions of that Committee in awarding grants will be final and not subject to discussions with any applicants.
The Committee, at its discretion, may award the grant to a single applicant or multiple applicants in any one year.
Appropriate in that it reflects the intentions of the donors and enables education that is relevant to the advancement of MEDSAC or MEDSAC's objectives;
Accountable in that it provides, or has the potential to provide, mutual benefit to the grantee and MEDSAC;
Consistent in the way applications are processed and the awards are made; and
Equitable in terms of the access of MEDSAC doctors and nurses to the funding and the awarding of grant monies to successful applicants.
Applications for grant monies should observe the following guidelines:
Preference will be given to the funding of enrolment fees for postgraduate papers;
Travel cost for onsite study, including accommodation, may be funded if there are periods of onsite study; and
Priority may be given to those clinicians who do not have access to hospital-based education funds.
Submitting a grant funding application
The annual grant funding application closing date is 1 October. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 31 January.