The priority areas, type and number of grants to be offered is determined each year. Historically offered grants include Future Leader Grants, Small Project Grants (for small scale studies or exploratory research in the key impact areas), and Seed Grants (for pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submissions).
Stroke Foundation continues to consider diversity of research grant funding and opportunities to support Australia’s leading and emerging champions of stroke research. Stroke Foundation has established Endowment Memorial Funds for targeted research and a Stroke Research and Innovation Future Fund to increase stroke research capacity, generate new knowledge and support translational research to improve real world practice.
The Stroke Foundation is excited to expand the research funding opportunities available through its 2021 Grant Round.
Two new targeted research grants are offered to researchers of any career stage, through the generous establishment of Stroke Foundation’s Endowment Memorial Funds:
- A call for further investment to advance knowledge in the field of young adult stroke through the second grant to be offered by the Tim Glendinning Memorial Fund for Young Adult Stroke. This grant is available to researchers of any career stage.
- Stroke Foundation’s recently established Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Memorial Fund offers a 2-year grant to further primary and/or secondary stroke prevention and target specifically on the areas of stroke education, research and public awareness, including consideration of evidence-based integrative health care. This grant is available to researchers of any career stage.
- Four (4) Early Career Researcher Seed Grants are offered to continue to build capacity and support Australia’s emerging researchers in the early stages of their career. These grants focus on feasibility and implementation studies.
Across all the grants offered Stroke Foundation welcomes applications focusing on telehealth models of care.
Stroke Foundation continues to consider diversity of research grant funding and opportunities to support Australia’s leading and emerging champions of stroke research. Stroke Foundation has established a Stroke Research and Innovation Future Fund to increase stroke research capacity, generate new knowledge and support translational research to improve real world practice.
Early Career Researcher Seed Grants
Four (4) Early Career Researcher Seed Grants are offered, up to $50,000 in total per grant, addressing (at least) one of the following 2021 Research Priority Areas:
- Feasibility or efficacy studies of long term community support (e.g. continuity of care, health services, and primary care) with outcome measures beyond 6 months.
- Feasibility or efficacy studies of interventions for long term psychosocial recovery (i.e. recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional and social wellbeing) with outcome measures beyond 6 months.
- Implementation studies of health services and pathways of stroke management that have already been shown to have efficacy (i.e. studies on how to translate these processes into acute and subacute practice).
- Implementation studies to improve the support of Carers.
Tim Glendinning Memorial Research Grant for Young Adult Stroke
One (1) Grant of up to $75,000 in total over 1.5 years available to researchers of any career stage to address research in Australia that:
"Identifies enablers and barriers to engagement with young adult stroke survivors and tests novel strategies to engage with young adult stroke survivors to achieve optimal outcomes (e.g. Peer support, continuity of care).
Proposals must demonstrate collaborative partnership with consumers, be transformative and solutions-based with national reach."
Prevention Grant - Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Memorial Fund
One (1) Grant of up to $100,000 in total over two (2) years available to researchers of any career stage to address research in Australia that:
"Furthers primary and/or secondary stroke prevention and targets specifically on the areas of stroke education, research and public awareness, including consideration of evidence-based integrative health care (e.g. meditation, yoga)."
Peer Review Process
When reviewing the applications, independent external peer reviewers are asked to score against each of the criteria outlined in the relevant Descriptor.
All Research Grants are offered in accordance with the Stroke Foundation Conditions of Research Grant Award.
About Stroke Foundation's Research Grants
Stroke research is a core part of our mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. By supporting research, we are fostering the current and next generation of leaders who will pave the way forward to the next innovation in stroke prevention, treatment and care.
Stroke Foundation’s Research Program funds annual research grants to promote stroke research capacity and generate new stroke knowledge. Since 2008, the Stroke Foundation has awarded almost $4.9 million in research grants to more than 200 researchers.
The Program is overseen by the Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee of the Board chaired by a special interest research member of the Stroke Foundation Board of Directors. The Committee includes experienced researchers from across Australia who volunteer their time to drive improvements in stroke understanding. All applications are reviewed, scored and ranked by independent and external reviewers. Funding recommendations are based on the highest ranking applications in accordance with the funding pool available.