WA Child Research Fund

The WACRF program was jointly established by the Department of Health and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust in 2012 to fund health and medical research that focuses on the health of children and adolescents in WA.

The key aims of the WACRF are to:

  • Fund research of direct significance to the health of WA children and adolescents.
  • Promote the translation of research findings into evidence-based health policy and practice which will ultimately provide better health outcomes.
  • Contribute to integrating research capability across universities, research institutes and health services by encouraging the development of research-policy-practice clusters.

Funded research activities may be wide-ranging but must address areas of direct significance to child and adolescent health. Research may include basic, clinical, health service, or population health.

Projects may be awarded up to $600,000 and must be conducted over a maximum of 36 months. Project selection will be based on competitive merit.

Program status: Closed for Applications  

For information the WACRF 2022/23 Guidelines and Conditions, Application Form and Minimum Data Form can be accessed below:


Any queries related to the program can be directed to the Office of Medical Research and Innovation.


Last reviewed: 08-04-2022
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Office of Medical Research and Innovation