Grant Applications

Applications are invited each year in August-September from researchers currently working at a clinical or academic institution within the Sydney Metropolitan Area and throughout New South Wales to support research initiatives in bone and joint research with relevance to the field of hand surgery research.


Up to $100,000 of funds is available for the following funding types:

  • Research student scholarship of $25,000 for one year only

  • Seed (pilot) project funding up to $15,000 for one year

  • Research project funding up to $50,000 for one year



Applications are to be completed using the “The Lincoln Centre for research into Bone and Joint diseases: Application template for research funding”.


Scholarship funds must only be used as salary support for the scholarship recipient. Seed and research project funds may be used to support direct research costs, personnel costs or equipment relating to a specific project, but must not be used to support travel, administration or infrastructure costs.


Selection Process

Applications will be assigned scores for scientific quality of the research, investigator / team / student track record relevant to the project, and clinical relevance to the field of hand research (with equal weighting on each of these criteria). Applications will be ranked based on the sum of these scores and funding will be allocated to the highest ranking applications.

Conditions of This Award

Projects must be undertaken at an academic or clinical institution within the Sydney Metropolitan Area and throughout New South Wales. Recipients will be required to provide a 6 monthly progress report and final report at the end of the funding period. Funding from the Lincoln Centre must be acknowledged in any publications of the research  This funding scheme does not support projects or scholarship recipients that are concurrently funded by another scheme. Successful applicants must advise the Lincoln Foundation if external funding is obtained for the same project within the 12 month support timeframe.



For enquiries, please email


Please submit one PDF electronic copy of your full application as per the application template to

Call for funding application for 2022

Applications close Friday October 8th, 2021

Notification late November, 2021

Transfer of funding early January, 2022