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Research grants

Stroke Foundation’s Research Program funds annual research grants to promote stroke research capacity and generate new stroke knowledge.

Applications are closed for the 2020 Grant Round.

2020 Grants opened 1 Jul 2019, closed 30 Aug 2019, and awarded Dec 2019. Request grant round notifications via email

The priority areas, type and 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).



Current research priority areas

2020 Research Priority Areas

To improve access to and delivery of:

Long term community support (e.g. continuity of care, health services, and rehabilitation) with outcome measures beyond 6 months;

Interventions for long term psychosocial recovery (i.e. recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional and social wellbeing) with outcome measures beyond 6 months;

Health services and pathways of stroke management, including proposals addressing implementation and change in practice (i.e. translation into practice for acute stroke care studies);

Support for the diverse needs of Carers.



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 and scored by independent and external reviewers. Funding is awarded to the highest ranking applications in accordance with the funding pool available.

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