KJM Foundation Grants

Paramedics Australasia is a perpetual partner of the KJ McPherson Education and Research Foundation.

About the Foundation

A Trust was founded in 1987 as a memorial to Kenneth James (Jim) McPherson and now operates as a Foundation which commemorates all Queensland Ambulance officers who have given their lives in the call of duty.  The Foundation is a not for profit entity working to identify research opportunities for officers of the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote pre-hospital care research activities that contribute directly to improving patient care.  The Foundation achieves this by making a major grant and other grants available to Officers of the Queensland Ambulance Service.  The Foundation funds these grants and awards through sponsorships and donations.

The resulting research contributes to quality patient outcomes by improving clinical practice and response systems through research.

Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grants ($2,000)

Paramedics Australasia (Queensland Chapter) sponsors a number of grants offered by the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation to encourage paramedic students at participating universities to strive for excellence during their course.

The grants involve a series of awards for two categories (total prize pool $2,000):

  • best scientific posters; and
  • best scientific papers.

Second and third year Paramedic Science students from participating Universities (currently Queensland University of Technology, University of Sunshine Coast, Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, and University of Queensland) are encouraged to apply for these small grants through their course coordinators.

Posters and papers must both be completed as part of the course for participating students. Papers and posters must be submitted to the KJM Foundation Secretariat by the Course Coordinators of participating Universities with 3 entries in each category permitted for each university.

Contact your course co-ordinator for details of submission dates.

Winning posters will be displayed at the annual KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation Clinical Symposium. Presentations will be made on the same evening at the Patron’s Dinner and Grants Presentation.

For further information on eligibility, suitability, judging criteria and performance criteria please click on this link for the Grants Info Table at the Queensland Ambulance Service Website.

All information is current as of 17th September 2012 and is subject to change.  Please check the foundation website (http://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au/about/kjmf) for the latest information.