Funding Research Into POTS

The Australian POTS Foundation has research into POTS as one of the key elements of its mission.

On this page you will find information about about research scholarship opportunities, findings, and links to the personnel facilitating this important part of our work.

Long Covid and POTS

The Australian POTS Foundation has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Long Covid. 

This submission has been published and can be viewed on the Parliament of Australia website here, as submission #167.

If you have had an experience with Long Covid and accessing healthcare in relation to this condition, we want to hear from you!

POTS Research Scholarships

2023 PhD Top-up Scholarship

The Australian POTS Foundation intends to provide a flexible scholarship program for those wishing to undertaking PhD studies into POTS.

APF is offering PhD top-up scholarships to Australian researchers whose primary research project, directly targets Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

To be eligible applicants must be:
  • Enrolled fulltime in a PhD program at an Australian University
  • Residing in Australia for the tenure of their PhD program
  • A recipient of an Australian Government RTP grant, NHMRC scholarship or similar
  • No more than 18 months into their PhD program at the time of application. (Pro-rata payments will apply accordingly)
2023 Application round to be announced

Summer Research Scholarship

The Australian POTS Foundation (APF) is committed to supporting research into the causes, progression, impacts, and treatment of POTS.

APF is offering Summer Research Scholarships to Australian research institutions to engage a student intern to work on a research project which directly targets Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

To be eligible applicants must be:
  • Be assisting with a research project based at an Australian institution and which specifically focuses on a POTS related topic
  • Be enrolled at an Australian University and have completed at least one year of a health or medical related science degree
  • Be 18 years or older
2023 Application round to be announced

POTS Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

Meet some previous recipients of POTS scholarships.

My name is Eric Ong and I am currently in my 3rd year of medicine at Flinders University. During my internship with the POTS foundation, the team supported me in furthering my own research abilities through tasks ranging from presenting critical appraisals at weekly meetings to writing my own abstract. I was also involved in current studies such as setting up the OZ-POTS registry and completing autonomic nervous system testing on patients, subsequent follow-ups, and data entry tasks. I am grateful to have been a recipient of the Australian POTS Foundation research scholarship, they have supported me in developing my own research abilities and extending my knowledge in the field of POTS.
Eric POTS Scholarship Testimonial
Eric Ong
My name is Amy Langdon and I am a 3rd year medical student at Flinders University. I am also currently completing a year of placement on Kangaroo Island. Throughout the 8 weeks of the internship, I truly became part of the research team. Initially, I completed data collection for the Oz-POTS registry. This allowed us to commence with data interpretation and begin writing an abstract, which was done in the latter half of the internship. I also completed two critical appraisals, which further developed my ability to recognise reliable and valid literature, as well as further expanding my knowledge of POTS. Copious skills were gained, and my understanding of POTS deepened over these past 8 weeks thanks to the Summer Internship. I would like to sincerely thank the Australian POTS Foundation for accepting me as one of the recipients of their Summer internship. Through this internship, I have significantly developed my research capabilities in an array of areas. I have also expanded my knowledge of the POTS and its consequential impact on people’s quality of life.
Amy POTS Scholarship Testimonial
Amy Langdon