Below the Belt Research Fund

The Below the Belt Research Fund has been established to support our members in the development of investigator-initiated studies. Below the Belt Events and our supporters’ kind donations go directly towards clinical trial research via the Below the Belt Research Fund.

The Below the Belt Research Fund provides much needed seed funding to support ANZUP members to progress new trial ideas to the point of becoming full scale studies.

Grants of up to $50,000 are awarded to successful applications.


Eligible research projects may include:

  • Pilot studies (including generating data to support a larger research project)
  • Translational research that may lead to an ANZUP project or form part of an existing project
  • Innovative sub-studies e.g. psycho-oncology or nursing projects
  • Seed funding to start a high priority ANZUP study that has a high likelihood of receiving ongoing funding from another source.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Below the Belt Research Fund. 

Read more about the work being undertaken by successful applicants here.