Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is a registered charity wholly owned and managed by Rotary in Australia.
It is Rotary’s largest nationwide community service activity and one of the largest non-Government bodies
funding health research in the country.

The role of AHR is to invest money raised through donations from Rotary Clubs, individual Rotarians and
funding partners for community health research not currently funded from government sources.

Chair:  Glenn Tippett

Committee:  Robert Leach, Jeff Gouldson, Ian Coleman, Patrick Hartley




Project Cost Number 2015

Research Project Grant –
Mental Health of Young Australians
Australian Rotary Health provides grants for research relating to the mental health of young Australians for up to three years per project.

up to $70,000 pa 20 $1,246,493

Ian Scott Scholarship
Named after the founder of Australian Rotary Health, Ian Scott. Scholarships provide financial support to PhD students conducting research into mental health.

up to $29,000 pa  20 $580,000
ANZAC PhD Scholarship
Australian Rotary Health financially support a PhD student undertaking research within mental health, with specific focus on the post–traumatic effects from war.
up to $35,000 pa 1 $35,000
Post Doctoral Fellowships
Australian Rotary Health offers three fellowships to early career researchers in the area of mental health. They are the Royce Abbey, Colin Dodds and Geoffrey Betts Post-doctoral Fellowships. Research relating to the prevention of mental health issues.
$75,000 pa 4 $300,000
Research Companion PhD Scholarships
PhD scholarships funded by Rotary family or individual for research into any health area.
up to $29,000 pa 4 $116,000
Funding Partners PhD Scholarships
Jointly funded by a Rotary Club or District, Australian Rotary Health and a University, PhD Scholarships provide funds for Research into any area of health or medicine.
up to $29,000 pa 33  $957,000
Rural Medical Scholarships
Rural Medical Scholarships give an incentive for students to complete at a least one year in a rural area.
$5,000 pa 3 $15,000
Rural Indigenous Nursing Scholarships
Rural nursing scholarships provide an incentive for nursing students to complete their third year major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural/remote area.
$12,500 pa  5  $62,500
Indigenous Health Scholarships
A partnership between a Rotary Club or District and the State or Commonwealth government to provide scholarships to indigenous Australians who can then use their education to benefit other indigenous people.
$5,000 pa 75 $375,000
Stay Connected


Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.


We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more.