CHARITABLE GRANTS PROGRAM

ACMAV's Grants Program offers assistance to those in the Australian and international community, while being attentive to the needs of the ethnic Chinese people in particular.

One of the ways to realise this vision is for ACMAV to promote the academic and humanitarian efforts of its members and offer monetary assistance. All members who perform such work are eligible to apply for a grant.

Grants will be prioritised if they are for projects, charitable works or charitable events that:

    1. Involve the Chinese community in the area of medicine and health;
    2. Involve the Chinese community;
    3. Involve other Asian communities in the area of medicine and health;
    4. Involve other Asian communities; or
    5. Involve other relevant communities, as decided by the ACMAV Inc Committee.

The amount made available for such funds will vary from year to year, and shall be determined by the Committee of the ACMAV.

The grants will be awarded based on review of the grant applications by the ACMAV Committee in November of each year.

Download the ACMAV Charitable Grants Application Form

TOM TSIANG MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Ching Tang (Tom) Tsiang Memorial Prize commemorates the late Dr Tsiang, the Foundation President of the ACMAV, who died in December 2008. An endowment fund was established by the ACMAV with the generous support of the family of the late Dr Tsiang, and the interest is used to fund this prize.

Dr Tsiang was a distinguished General Practitioner and Acupuncturist who, together with the then Victorian AMA President Dr George Santoro, formed the Chinese Medical Society in 1985, which later became the ACMAV. Dr Tsiang embraced a vision for this organisation which included the following aims:

  • To provide a forum for professional and social exchange amongst doctors with a common ethnic Chinese background
  • To support the continuing medical education of its members
  • To respond to community health issues affecting both the general and Chinese communities;
  • To promote the achievement of its members, including the practice of traditional methods of Chinese medicine.
  • The Prize is awarded to an ACMAV member who, through his or her service to the organisation or community, is deemed to have made a significant contribution which furthers the aims of the ACMAV.
  • The prize will be awarded by the ACMAV Committee and presented at the final educational dinner seminar of the year.
  • The exact sum of funds available and hence the value of the prize will vary from year to year, depending on the income derived from the endowment fund.

Download the Tom Tsiang Memorial Prize Nomination Form

Previous Grant Recipients

Date

Recipient

2018

Applications Closed. Deliberations in progress.

2017

Hepatitis Victoria: Support to build a Chinese Community Coalition to Reduce Hep B Health Disparity (Melbourne Hep B Free)
Elderly Chinese Home: Purchase of equipment to improve delivery of care to elderly residents.

2016

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne: Development of culturally appropriate Chronic Hepatitis B information for Chinese people on treatment

2015

International China Concern: Support of carer training, provision of nutrition in Hengyang, Changsha and Sanmenxia Welfare Centres, China
Elderly Chinese Home: Purchase of equipment to improve delivery of care to elderly residents.
Austin Health 3DMedLab: Research into 3D printed prototyping for perioperative planning of endovascular AAA repair
Medicins Sans Frontieres: Donation following Nepal earthquake

2014

Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria: Support of Cancer Awareness Day 2014
Hepatitis Victoria: Support of Hepatitis B community awareness campaign
International China Concern: Supporting abandoned babies to thrive at Sanmenxia Welfare Centre
Dr Adrian Mar: Equipment for establishment of Skin & Cancer Foundation Vitiligo Clinic
Mr Andrew Bui: Tabitha Foundation, Cambodian House Building and Well Project (2015-17)
Hepatitis Victoria: Support of Hepatitis B community awareness campaign
International China Concern: Supporting abandoned babies to thrive at Sanmenxia Welfare Centre
Dr Adrian Mar: Equipment for establishment of Skin & Cancer Foundation Vitiligo Clinic
Mr Andrew Bui: Tabitha Foundation, Cambodian House Building and Well Project (2015-17)

2013

Dr Benny Foo: granted funds for redevelopment, building of Children’s Ward, kitchen repairs,
Nyenga Hospital
Mr Andrew Bui: Tabitha Foundation Cambodian House Building and Well Project
Chun How Gan: Research Grant for Human Variome Project International
Kids off the Kerb: Kampuchea house Project, dental and medical care for orphanage

2012

Dr Siew Keng Chan: granted funds towards Project Starfish, China
Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria

2011

Dr Siew Keng Chan: granted funds towards Project Starfish, China

2010

No recipients

2009

Dr Benny Foo: granted $2000 for use towards the purchase of a replacement incinerator for Nyenga Hospital
Mr Andrew Bui: granted $2000 towards a housebuilding project in Cambodia (a collaboration between Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and Tabitha Foundation)
Dr Penny Wong: granted $2000 towards a medical mission in Cambodia (in collaboration with Citylife Church and New Life Foundation, Pnomh Penh)
Mr Andrew Bui: granted $2000 towards a housebuilding project in Cambodia (a collaboration between Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and Tabitha Foundation)
Dr Penny Wong: granted $2000 towards a medical mission in Cambodia (in collaboration with Citylife Church and New Life Foundation, Pnomh Penh)


Previous Memorial Prize Recipients

Date

Recipient

2019

Nominations Open.



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