ACPSEM Foundation Ltd

About the Foundation

The ACPSEM Foundation Ltd, formerly ACPSEM Medical Research Foundation, was established in 2006 for the purpose of promoting and funding research and development into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases; as well as to promote education and training in physical sciences in medicine.

Duncan Butler - Synchrotron Beam Pipe

In April 2007, the Foundation was registered as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, (a subsidiary company of the

ACPSEM) and in July 2007 was endorsed, by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient. Donations, gifts and bequests to the ACPSEM Foundation Ltd are tax deductible.

The Foundation funds awards and travel grants for ACPSEM members to attend conferences and to visit overseas departments to extend their research.

The regular awards funded by the Foundation include the

  • Boyce Worthley Young Achiever Award, enabling a young researcher to present their work at an EPSM conference
  • Richard Bates Travel Scholarship which assists in collaborative work overseas
  • David Robinson Innovation Award which assists a member to present innovative work of an engineering or diagnostic imaging nature.

The Foundation is also responsive to requests to assist in specific projects, in particular the assistance to medical endeavours in developing countries. The PNG radiotherapy project is one example of this.

Members are invited to propose research projects in which the Foundation may become involved. Also, the Foundation Board would be pleased to consider suggestions for raising funds. Enquiries regarding the Foundation should be initially addressed to the ACPSEM office – email:


Different Options are available:
There are different ways to donate and soon we will be able to arrange online donations. In the meantime you can download the ACPSEM Foundation Donation Form and submit it to the ACPSEM Office. Any amount over $2 receives a tax deductible receipt.

  • Donate to a specific ACPSEM Prize or award and enable a student or qualified professional to further their training by travelling to a conference or undergo other professional development.
  • Fund a specific research project in medical physics or biomedical engineering. Receive acknowledgement for your contribution on the ACPSEM Foundation annual report and website page (unless you choose to remain anonymous).
  • A bequest is a specific gift of assets or belongings to a particular person or organisation through your Will. Please refer to the ACPSEM Bequest Guide for suggested wording on various bequests.

**Photo Credit**

Duncan Butler "Synchrotron Beam pipe". Category: Professionals at work