Delivering a Healthy WA
Research Development

Funding Rounds Status

Clinician Research Fellowships (CRF)

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Application Details - 2014 (Round 3)

Further information related to this program and application documents can be found on the Raine Medical Research Foundation website (external site).

For further information please contact us.

Closing Date for Applications: The 2014 funding round is now closed.

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Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF)

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Application Details – 2014 (Round 18)

Round now open for applications

The Department of Health invites applications from Western Australian medical and health researchers for infrastructure support through the Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF).

Applicants must have received a minimum of $475,000 in medical or health research grant income from nationally and internationally competitive, peer-reviewed funding sources during the previous three consecutive calendar years (2011-2013).

Applications must be in accordance with the conditions described in the MHRIF 2014 (Round 18) Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 163KB). Applicants must use the MHRIF 2014 (Round 18) Application Form (Word 420KB).

Late applications will not be accepted.  Check with the research administration and finance office at relevant institution(s) for internal deadlines.

For further information please contact us.

Closing Date for Applications: 1.00pm Wednesday 15 October 2014.

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New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards

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Application Details – 2014

The NIRIS 2014 Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 179KB) and NIRIS 2014 Application Form (Word 369KB) may be accessed as reference documents.

For further information please contact us.

Closing date for Applications: The 2014 funding round is now closed.

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SHRAC Research Translation Projects (RTP)

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Application Details - 2014 (Round 8)

The SHRAC RTP (Round 8) 2014 Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 115KB) and the SHRAC RTP (Round 8) 2014 Application Form (Word 330KB) may be accessed as reference documents.

Closing date for Applications: The 2014 round is now closed.

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Telethon-Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF)

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Application Details – 2014 (Round 3) Round now open for applications

The Department of Health and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust jointly established the Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund in 2012 to fund short-term research projects that focus on the health of children and adolescents in WA.

Applications for research funding in the third round of the TPCHRF are now being accepted.

For the first time, the TPCHRF will accept applications to two distinct funding streams.

Stream 1: Short-term Research Project Grants

Research projects that may be funded under Stream 1 are anticipated to be wide-ranging, but must address areas of direct significance to child and adolescent health.

Research can include basic, clinical, health service, or population health research. Research activities may include areas such as: 

  • Public health issues of particular significance to children and adolescents in WA;
  • Patient-focused healthcare delivery along the continuum of care for children and adolescents; 
  • Health system organisation, financing and access that impact on child and adolescent health;
  • Emerging health risks for children and adolescents;
  • Rural, remote and Aboriginal child health;
  • Prenatal and Neonatal care.

Project selection will be based on competitive merit.  Projects can be awarded up to $250,000 and must be completed within 24 months. 

Stream 2: Strategic Research Initiative Grants

This stream is a new initiative and is being offered for the first time.

Funding is offered under Stream 2 for strategic innovative initiatives that aim to increase child and adolescent health research capacity in Western Australia and thereby lead to the improvement of research productivity and translational impact.

Applications under this stream may be for various activities as determined by the child and adolescent health research sector to be of high importance, but must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Nationally or internationally relevant research capability or potential in WA, and a strategic rationale for further enhancing this;
  • Potential to enhance WA researchers’ competitiveness in obtaining national or international research grants;
  • Capacity to establish or consolidate greater collaboration across specialties, health service providers, and/or research settings in WA;
  • Potential for the translation of outcomes into health policy and practice in WA, including the potential for commercialisation;
  • A funding strategy for up to 3 forward years for the project noting that this stream is not aimed at recurrent funding and where applicable, a sustainable funding strategy for the continuation of the research initiative after the funding period.

Researchers considering applying for this funding stream are encouraged to contact the Research Development Unit to outline the general aims and objectives of their proposal prior to submission.

Project selection will be based on competitive merit.  Projects can be awarded up to $500,000 and may be conducted over 3 years.

Applications are invited for research projects in accordance with the conditions described in the Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF) 2014 (Round 3) Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 904KB).

Application forms are available in MS Word format, provided here (Word 1.8MB) for Stream 1: Short-Term Research Projects Grants and here (Word 1.8MB) for Stream 2: Strategic Research Initiative Grants.

For advice on submitting applications contact the Research Development Unit by email CMOResearchDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au

Closing date for Applications: 1.00pm, Wednesday 8 April 2015

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WA Health Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR) Research Projects

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Application Details 2013

Call for research ideas in Maternal, Child and Youth health

The 2013 Guidelines for Applicants (MS Word 402KB) and 2013 Application Form (MS Word 75KB) may be accessed as reference documents.

For further information please contact us.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: The 2013 funding round is now closed.

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