Australian Respiratory Council


Harry Windsor Research Grants

These grants are named in honour of the late Dr Harry Windsor, a leading Australian heart surgeon who played a key role in ARC for many years.

Dr Windsor performed the first heart transplant operation in Australia and was a prominent cardiothoracic surgeon at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
Dr Windsor was actively involved with ARC and its Board from 1955 until his death in 1987.

These awards are being offered nationally to support research in:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Respiratory diseases related to other infections
  • Smoking-related respiratory diseases

Within these categories, research projects examining TB/HIV, Community issues of the health of disadvantaged groups  that relate to the work of ARC are particularly encouraged.

Several grants of approximately $20,000 are offered each year.

Grants are available for projects submitted to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) which are considered fundable but which do not reach the cut-off mark for funding in any one year.

An information sheet and grant conditions can be downloaded. Click here.

The ARC Harry Windsor Research Grants Scheme Shortlist Application Form can be downloaded. Click here.

Current Recipient(s)

The role of influenza infection in the development of phagocyte extracellular traps in the lungs
Dr Paul King
Monash University, Melbourne


Understanding the immunopathology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections
Professor Cynthia Whitchurch
University of Technology, Sydney


For a list of past recipients, click here.