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ASA Research Grants

The 2022 Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA) Annual Research Grant of up to $25,000 to support original research is now available.

The following conditions apply:
  • Funding is limited to ASA financial members.
  • The Principal Investigator (PI) must have been an ASA member for at least twelve month
  • Preference will be given to stand-alone projects
  • Preference will be given to early career researchers
  • The successful applicant will present their work at an ASA annual scientific meeting
  • If applicable the PI will submit an article for the ASA newsletter and website
  • ASA will be acknowledged on all resulting publications and presentations
  • 12 and 24 month progress reports must be submitted to the ASA committee
The research funds are to be used for the project, as per the budget application only. ASA does not support an institution's  infrastructure or overhead costs.

The application must be performed on line via the ASA website Research Grant Application Form and must include:
  • A copy of the PI's CV.
  • Head of Department confirmation of the application and the Department has the resources required to undertake the project.
The grant application and CV will be assessed by a panel of at least six independent reviewers using a standardised scoring system. Applicants will be informed of the decision one week before the ASA annual scientific meeting "Antimicrobials 2022".

Applications will be accepted online up to 31 October 2021.

For further enquiries please contact the ASA secretary on

ASA Antimicrobials 2020 Research Grant Recipient

Dr Caitlin Keighley

ICPMR Westmead Hospital, NSW

Genomics of Antimicrobial resistance in Candida tropicalis

ASA Antimicrobials 2019 Research Grant Recipient

Kelly Wyres

Monash University, VIC

Understanding the Risks of Emergence of Last Line Drug Resistance in Distinct Strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae

ASA Antimicrobials 2018 Research Grant Recipient

Shakeel Mowlaboccus

University of Western Australia, WA

Molecular mechanism of reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone and penicillin in Neisseria meningitidis

ASA Antimicrobials 2017 Research Grant Recipient

Dr Christopher Blyth

University of Western Australia, WA

Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infections and Hospitalisations (ISAIAH) in Australian Children: A Two-year Prospective, Multi-Centre Cohort Examining Contemporary Paediatric Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of S. aureus