The Eye and Ear encourages its staff to conduct research and apply for research funding.

For assistance with applying for funding from Foundation and Trusts and philanthropic sources please contact the Philanthropy Manager.

For assistance with research funding from funding agencies, refer to the information below and contact the Research Manager.

The Eye and Ear supports research through various funding schemes including grants and fellowships.  

Early Research Career Support Grants

The purpose of the Eye & Ear Early Research Career Support Grants is to support the recruitment and retention of clinical researchers who are transitioning from training positions to early consultant or more senior clinician positions. The Grants will support individuals who are taking up clinical positions at the Eye and Ear Hospital who have a longer term career plan to undertake clinical or translational research.

Peter Howson Research Fellowship

The Peter Howson Research Fellowship aims to support important, innovative clinical and scientific research with the potential to directly benefit patients with deafness.

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Deafness Foundation jointly fund the Peter Howson Research Fellowship

A range of project areas and methodologies are considered, but work that aligns with the strategic aims of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Deafness Foundation will be given priority. These include:

  • disease-based research
  • population health studies
  • investigations relating to service delivery for hearing impaired and Deaf people.

The aim of the fellowship is to provide support for either a clinician interested in pursuing a research program or a relatively inexperienced researcher looking to generate a track record that will make them eligible for large-scale national and international competitive grant funding (NHMRC, ARC, NIH etc).

The Zoran Georgievski Memorial Research Scholarship

The University through the La Trobe University Foundation and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital have jointly established a memorial scholarship for the students of La Trobe University.

The Scholarship is called the Zoran Georgievski Memorial Research Scholarship. The recipient of the Scholarship must be enrolled at the University for an award of Masters or PhD by research and be researching in a field directly related to orthoptics or an area of public health of interest to the Eye and Ear.