Rob Pierce Grant in Aid

This Grant commemorates Professor Rob Pierce who was tragically killed whilst defending his home in St Andrews, Victoria during the Black Saturday bushfire in February 2009.

The purpose of this annual Grant in Aid, which was first awarded in 2009, is to facilitate a project in the field of sleep research for a new investigator who is a member of ASA or ASTA. Applicants should be training in sleep research or a clinical sleep discipline and be less than five years post doctorate (PhD or equivalent). The grant could be used as seed funding for a project, to collect pilot data or for equipment. It should not be used for travel. The work must be undertaken in Australia or New Zealand. The applicant’s eligibility should be verified by their Supervisor or Head of Department by completing the form available here.

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The maximum amount awarded for each project is $AUD10,000.

Applications are accepted up to 30th April.

Previous recipients of this award

2021 Marnie Graco
2019 Alexander Powell Wolkow
2018 Grace Vincent
2017 Amy Reynolds
2016 Yu Sun Bin
​2015 Bei Bei
2014 Jayne Carberry
2013 Michelle Short
2012 Sarah Biggs
2011 Danny Eckert
​2010 Mark Kohler
2009 Christian Nicholas

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