RM Gibson Program

The aim of the RM Gibson Program is to support early researchers in the diverse fields related to ageing in Australia and the translation of the evidence base into policy and practice.

The 2022 funding round has now closed - the 2023 funding round will be announced on Thursday 8th December 2022.

Who should apply

The grants support researchers and practitioners, who are either post graduate students (Masters by research or PhD) or within five years of graduation from a PhD or Masters by Research, considering career interruption. There is no age limit. Undergraduates are not eligible.

The AAG Research Trust is seeking research applications that are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander led with older Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, and has separate guidelines to support this. This focus is supported and informed by the AAG Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous researchers working in this area.

On 11th February 2021 we held a free webinar providing hints and tips for applying to funding programs, along with an insight into the structure and workings of the AAG Research Trust and its Grant award processes. Our live Q&A panel were then able to answer questions from our audience of potential applicants.

Click here to watch the recording

Background on the RM Gibson Program
The RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Research Fund) is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust. The RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Research Development Program) was set up to honour the memory of Dr Richard (Dick) Maxwell Gibson (pictured above in collaboration with Ruth Inall, now OAM and AAG Life Member) who played a foundation role in the development of gerontology within Australia and beyond. Dick made a significant contribution to AAG, including serving as National President and the inaugural Chairman of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia/Oceania Region. To read a biography written by Margaret Henry please click here.

Please click on the links below for information on previous RM Gibson Program (formerly known as the RM Gibson Research Fund) awardees.

2022 Grant Awardees
2021 Grant Awardees 
2020 Grant Awardees
2019 Grant Awardees
2018 Grant Awardees
2017 Grant Awardees
2016 Grant Awardees
2015 Grant Awardees