2022 Research Grants

Grants offered

Stroke Foundation Seed Grants

The 2022 Grant Round offered 3 Seed grants ($70,000 each) as a platform for Early and Early-Mid Career Researchers to test their ideas, gain experience in leading a small project and tackle evidence and implementation gaps in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.

  1. Health services and pathways of stroke management shown to have efficacy, using a translational design (i.e. implementation studies to translate evidence into acute and subacute practice).
  2. Long-term community support beyond 6 months post-stroke (e.g. interventions to improve continuity of care, community health services, primary care, social isolation). One (1) Seed Grant is allocated to this priority area in this funding round.
  3. Long-term psychosocial recovery beyond 6 months post-stroke (i.e. interventions for recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional and social wellbeing).

Lady Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant

This inaugural grant of $100,000 was made possible by an incredible and generous donation by Stroke Foundation Patron, Lady Marigold Southey, as well as wonderful donations by Stroke Foundation supporters.

Stroke Foundation aims to continue investment towards specific Aphasia research (at a minimum biennially), through the generosity of our donors - we know that this will be warmly welcomed by the Australian stroke research community and those survivors of stroke for whom Aphasia is an ongoing challenge in their daily lives, their relationships and their ability to return to work.

Through further research investment into Aphasia, stroke researchers will have a better chance of finding the answers about which therapies enable people with Aphasia to recover; as well as explore more ways for their family members and loved ones to support them.

  1. Developing new behavioural and neurobiological methods for measuring, predicting and understanding aphasia recovery.
  2. Optimising dose of aphasia treatment across the recovery continuum.
  3. Use of technology and digital health to enable access to aphasia rehabilitation and community participation.
  4. The development of accessible interventions to optimise mental health and well-being for people with aphasia and their carers.