Grant Program

Grant Program

The Foundation funds over $3 million each year in competitive and enabling research funding. This includes strategically directed funding into areas of key need, competitive grant rounds, infrastructure support, biostatisticians and research education.

Our competitive grant program is transforming to ensure our funding has maximum impact. This change is informed by best practice, the current health and well-being needs of and in alignment with the Western Australian Government Sustainable Health Review completed in 2019.

Career Advancement Fellowships

These Fellowships have been designed to nurture talented early to mid-career researchers, who are associated with the RPH Research Foundation, by enabling them to make vital progress along their chosen career paths. Successful applicants will be provided with salary support so they can undertake research that will enhance their competitiveness in both state and national fellowship schemes.

Providing evidence the applicant is on track with their current project/s, working in a supportive environment and receiving mentorship to achieve success in this extremely competitive sector are important assessment criteria. Accordingly, the medium-term (5 years) and longer-term (10 years) objectives of each applicant must be stated when making a compelling case to win a Fellowship.

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Innovation and Impact Grants

Applications for the Innovation and Impact Grants 2020 are closed. The research proposals are currently under peer review process.

The RPH Research Foundation will award two grants up to $200,000 per year for up to three years.

This inaugural grant program was created to support Mid-Career and Senior researchers who are translating novel ideas into healthcare innovations that could make a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.

The Innovation and Impact Grants will be awarded to new research projects that challenge existing paradigms and explore different paths that dare to veer from the current lines of investigation.

It is our hope that these grants will give researchers the freedom to follow leading observations and investigate innovative ideas that could be game changers for healthcare providers and their patients.

We would particularly like to receive applications in support of multi-disciplinary collaborations across different sectors and fields of expertise . Partnerships between not-for-profit and commercial organisations are also encouraged.


Springboard Grants

Recognising early career researchers are the future of research, this program aims to fund, nurture and develop young researchers to become chief investigators in their own right.

The MRF Springboard Grant Program is a seed-funding scheme providing preliminary funding for innovative research projects aligned with Foundation objectives to enable Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to establish a research track record. The available funding is $300,000 annually for up to 15 peer-reviewed grants. Seed-funding up to a maximum of $20K will be provided per research project.

Naked Scientist Internship Award

The Naked Scientist Internship Award provides funding for one researcher each calendar year to attend the innovative The Naked Scientists Program based at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) in Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, UK.

The Program is internationally recognized for offering a unique training environment for passionate researchers that are willing to develop skills as communicators. Its aim is to encourage Early and Mid-Career Researchers to use the media and other creative approaches to engage and inform the public about their research projects.

The Internship Award requires an 8-week commitment and is valued at approximately $15,000 AUD and is inclusive of return economy flights between Perth, Australia and London, UK and travel insurance. The inaugural winner of this award is Dr Nicola Bondonno of Edith Cowan University.
Dr Bondonno will travel to Cambridge to immerse herself in the program in March-April 2020.

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