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Research grants

2017 Stroke Foundation grant applications have now closed. Grants will be awarded in December 2016

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