ANZBMS Bone Health Foundation Grant


Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)

in conjunction with

Bone Health Foundation (BHF)



Established in 1991, The Bone Growth Foundation Inc. trading as the Bone Health Foundation (BHF/Foundation) is a not-for-profit organisation that raises money for research and education into bone health and musculoskeletal conditions that affect Australians of all ages.  The Foundation receives no government funding and relies solely on support from public and private individuals and organisations.

The Australian and New Zealand bone and mineral society (ANZBMS) represent a research community that has a proven track record of producing internationally competitive research outcomes which have a meaningful impact on individuals with poor bone health.

The bone and mineral research sector is currently experiencing unprecedented challenges and historic low funding rates in major and international funding schemes.

The ANZBMS and BHF have aligned purposes to enable rigorous research, advocacy and education focused on reducing the burden of bone disease. Together they are committed to ensuring this track record of excellence and impact, continues and thrives in the current climate of complex national funding conditions.

This Research Grant Application Guide serves to outline the overarching funding guidelines for the co-funded Grant-in-aid Grants. This document should be read before completing an application form.


Bone research is a core objective of both the ANZBMS and BHFs mission to help prevent bone diseases which impact the lives of young and old.

By supporting bone research, we can foster the current and next generation of researchers who will pave the way forward to the next innovation in bone disease prevention, treatment and care.

The aim of the Grant-in-aid is to support high quality unfunded bone and mineral-related research applications. The purpose is to enable mid-career researchers who have been unsuccessful in a major research grant application to continue to generate data to strengthen their application and enhance their competitiveness in subsequent major grant rounds.

The Awards:

ANZBMS and BHF will co-fund up to 2 x one-year Grants-in-Aid of up to AUD$25,000 (GST exclusive) in 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

These grants are open to Applicants who are Early to Mid-Career Researchers (3-18 years post graduation) who have been the Principal Investigator (CIA) on an unsuccessful national or international research grant application in 2022/23.

 Proposal eligibility – what may be funded

Proposal ineligibility - what is not funded?

 Application Procedure

 Submission Deadline

 Review Process

 The Research Grant Application Guide should be read before completing the application form: Download the Research Grant Application Guide

Applications must be submitted by email to: by the closing date and time (9am AEST Monday 17 July 2023). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Any enquiries regarding the administration of grants should be addressed to:
Linda Stanton, Bone Health Foundation: Email:


Ivone Johnson, ANZBMS  Email:

To find out more about The Bone Health Foundation visit, or contact us on

 To find out more about the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society visit


Past recipients

Jiao Jiao Li
Kathryn Stok

Sandra Iuliano
Nathan Pavlos

Michelle McDonald
Fran Milat