Research grants

The Stroke Foundation Research Grant round for 2018 grant applications is now open.

Key dates for 2018 Research Grants

Grant applications open: Monday 24 July 2017

Grant applications close: 5pm AEST, Monday 25 September 2017

Grants awarded: December 2017

In 2018 Stroke Foundation is offering one type of grant.

Seed Grants: Grants of up to $50,000 for early to mid-career researchers.

Grants are to conduct pilot or feasibility studies to inform larger nationally competitive grant submissions (eg. National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants).

Proposals will be funded to improve access to and delivery of:

  • Long term stroke recovery support (transition of care, follow-up interventions and long term support).
  • High quality acute stroke care (especially aspects of care in the Quality Standards, access to stroke unit care, time critical treatment), i.e. translation into practice.
  • Support for Carers.

Preference will be given to mid-career researchers.

For more information and to apply, download the Stroke Foundation Research Grant Application Guide and read in full before completing the Seed Grant Application Form.

When reviewing the applications, reviewers are asked to score against each of the criteria outlined in the Descriptor.

All Research Grants are offered in accordance with the conditions specified in the Stroke Foundation Conditions of Research Grant Award.

For any enquiries and to submit your application please contact:

Stroke Foundation Compliance Officer, Michelle Adamson
Telephone: 03 9918 7215

Why is the Stroke Foundation only offering Seed Grants in 2018?

As a national charity, the Stroke Foundation relies on the support of the Australian Community to continue its work. A downturn in some key fundraising areas has meant that the funding available to support research grants in 2018 has been reduced.

Will Small Project Grants and Future Leader Grants be available in future grant rounds?

The Research Grant funding pool is reviewed and agreed annually by the Stroke Foundation Board based on the organisation’s financial performance. The Research Advisory Committee will then determine the Grants to be provided. Given the importance of the Small Project Grants, it is likely that they will comprise at least part of the portfolio in the 2019 funding round.