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The College encourages and welcomes original and innovative research in infection prevention and control. The College’s Research, Grants and Scholarships Committee facilitates and promotes IPC research and opportunities for funding for members.

The chair is Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman and committee members are Nicola Isles, Associate Professor Thea van de Mortel, Matt Mason, Susan Jain, Professor Brett Mitchell, Ivy Gabatan and Associate Professor Phil Russo.

Please email with any questions for the committee.

Research proposals

If researchers wish to approach the College for other research purposes, for example partnerships, a letter outlining details of the proposal should be written to the research, grants and scholarships committee for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Research grants

A key strategic focus of the College is to enable members to identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge, evidence-based education and practice, and improved outcomes. In alignment with this strategy, the College provides opportunities for our members to undertake research with the assistance of research grants.

The Early Career Research Grant supports early career researchers (ECRs) undertake research relevant to infection prevention and control.

The Seed Grant supports members who wish to undertake high quality pilot, exploratory, or small-scale infection prevention and control research. This grant aims to address a gap between early concepts and large-scale funding provided by larger bodies.

Visit the Research Grants page for details.

Research access scheme

The Research Access Scheme assists researchers who wish to contact our members to recruit participants for research projects. The research, grants and scholarships committee will review the research proposal and accompanying ethics applications. Research proposals should be aligned with the College’s purpose and aims.

Visit the Research Access Scheme page for details.