ANU Indigenous Medical Scholarships
The Foundation provides two scholarships for an Indigenous medical student at the ANU Medical School. The scholarship was first awarded in 2012 and has seen a number of graduates return to Indigenous communities to provide improved health services in remote regions. The scholarships are valued at more than $100,000 over the course of the degree.
Tony Ayers Prize for Excellence in Research in Translational Medicine
Introduced in 2014, the $15,000 Tony Ayers Prize is awarded annually to a researcher at ANU’s College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. It recognises a scientist who has made a significant contribution to translational research, moving from ‘bench to bedside’ to transform science breakthroughs into clinical application. The award is named in honour of long serving John James Hospital and Foundation Board Member Mr Tony Ayers AC who died in April 2016. The winner is also invited to present a public lecture at the award ceremony.