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Research grants

The Stroke Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 research grants round. Stroke Foundation has provided more than $205,000 to eight Australian researchers as part of its annual grants program, underpinning new research projects and supporting future leaders in stroke.

The 2017 grant recipients have the potential to influence important change in stroke practice, policy and knowledge. Projects awarded this round focus on improving the delivery of high quality stroke care, transitioning patients from the acute setting into the community, and management of fatigue.

Projects funded included expanding the use of a smartphone app to improve communication between ambulance and hospital staff, and research into sexuality after stroke. Other funded projects include using telehealth to deliver memory rehabilitation for stroke survivors and a study into how much exercise is needed to improve fitness in stroke survivors – a full list of funded projects is below.

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients and to all researchers who submitted an application. For more information about the grants program contact research@strokefoundation.org.au

Each year the Stroke Foundation funds the following grants for research. 

1. Small Project Grant (SPG): grants for early career researchers. These one-year grants are up to a value of $20,000. Small project grants will be funded in the following Stroke Foundation priority areas:

  • Improve transition of patients from the acute setting (care plans, education, lifestyle, medication) and improving long term follow up and support (information, follow up etc)
  • Bladder and bowel management (particularly in the acute phase)
  • Recognition and management of fatigue
  • Improving delivery of high quality stroke care (especially aspects of care in the Quality Standards, access to stroke units and tPA)
  • Technology related rehabilitation activity
  • Carer support.  

2. Seed grants: grants of up to $50,000 for mid-career researchers. These grants are to conduct pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission (eg. NHMRC project grants). Seed grants are funded in the following Stroke Foundation priority areas:

  • Improve transition of patients from the acute setting (care plans, education, lifestyle, medication) and improving long term follow up and support (information, follow up etc)
  • Bladder and bowel management (particularly in the acute phase)
  • Recognition and management of fatigue
  • Improving delivery of high quality stroke care (especially aspects of care in the Quality Standards, access to stroke units and tPA)
  • Technology related rehabilitation activity
  • Carer support.

3. Fostering future leader grants:

one-off grants of up to $10,000 for early-to-mid career researchers to enable travel, leadership training and formal mentoring. 
 
Stroke Foundation Research Grant time frames are:
  • Grant applications open: 4 July 2016
  • Grant applications close: 5pm Melbourne time 26 August 2016
  • Grants awarded: December 2016

For further information, please contact Michelle Adamson (03) 9670 1000 or email research@strokefoundation.com.au