Background and history
The Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Care (APEC) Research Grants were established in 2007 to
support and advance research in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology.
The program has been designed to promote excellence in medical research throughout Australasia.
It seeks to encourage and help develop the best of our junior clinical researchers to enter or continue in the
field of Paediatric Endocrinology and extend Pfizer Australia’s
commitment and contribution to medicine and the health of our community.
APEC Grants are designed to encourage junior researchers to enter or continue in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology.
The applicant must be currently registered to practice medicine in Australasia;
the majority of the research must be conducted in Australasia, and as of 01 January 2019,
applicants must be a current trainee in paediatric endocrinology in Australasia, or within
five years of being awarded FRACP, or within 5 years of having completed paediatric endocrinology
training as determined by the RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) Endocrinology SAC.
The applicant must not have held an APEC Grant within the past 5 years (ie, between 2013-2017).
Pfizer Australia has allocated AUD$100,000 to this initiative as part of our continued commitment to
Paediatric Endocrinology research. Individual grants will be available up to
AUD$50,000 (excluding GST). Each grant is for a period of 12 months.
All applications are reviewed initially by two independent expert referees.
The final decision is then made by the Australasian Physicians Independent Committee (APIC),
composed of six leading specialists.
Applications are welcome from medical graduates who are currently residing, working, and conducting research within Australasia.
Australian Physicians Independent Committee (APIC)
Dr Michele O’Connell
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Dr Jacqueline Curran
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Western Australia, Australia
Dr Mark Harris
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Dr Alexia Peña Vargas
The University of Adelaide
South Australia, Australia
Dr Shubha Srinivasan
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
New South Wales, Australia
Associate Professor Esko Wiltshire
University of Otago
Wellington, New Zealand