GENCA Research Grant

The GENCA Research Grant provides financial assistance to members to enable them to undertake research in the area of gastroenterological nursing.

Criteria and Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Have been a member of GENCA for a minimum of one year.
  • Complete an application form available here or from the GENCA office at or 1300 788 155

Terms and conditions

The recipient must have the written support of his/her place of work to be eligible to apply for the research grant.

The recipient of the grant is expected to publish a report in J.GENCA detailing the research project findings and outcomes within six months of completing the project.  Failure to meet this obligation will make the recipient ineligible for further grants.

The successful applicant should acknowledge the support of the GENCA Research Grant if presenting the findings/outcomes elsewhere

The grant is not transferrable and must be used for the specified purpose.

Relevant Codes, Policies and Procedures

It is essential that researchers conduct their research in accordance with accepted codes of conduct and policies.   This includes following the appropriate local health network codes of ethical conduct for research.  Anyone undertaking research should also adhere to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007.

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007)

In addition, the following must be adhered to by ALL researchers when undertaking various types of research:

Evidence of ethics approval must be provided by the applicant. If the applicant believes that ethics approval is not required justification must be provided showing that the proposed study does not involve any animals, patients, patients’ families, patient tissue, patient/ staff information.  It is recommended that the project is discussed with the Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the applicant’s place of work to clarify this.  The applicant should then provide written confirmation from the Chair supporting this.

Award Value

Up to $10,000 will be awarded for this research grant.  The grant will be awarded annually. 


Applications can be submitted at any time during the year.  The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, 31 July each year.  The recipient of the Research Grant will be announced during the GENCA Awards presentations at AGW each year.