Stroke Foundation Research Grant Round for 2019
Applications are now open.
The 2019 Grant Round introduces two new targeted young adult research grants, generously offered by families who have established Memorial Funds for targeted research.
The 2019 Grant Round will fulfil the following three distinct purposes of the Stroke Foundation’s Research Grants program:
- Build capacity in the research community by offering Early Career Researcher Seed Grants.
- A targeted call for a young adult research grant as part of the Tim Glendinning Memorial Fund for Young Adult Stroke. This special grant is a Seed Grant available to researchers of any career stage.
- A three year grant to support research towards the early diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) induced stroke in younger people. The Gavin Paul Bennier Memorial Research Fund grant is available to researchers of any career stage.
Key dates for 2019 Research Grants
Grant applications open: Monday 9 July 2018
Grant applications close: 5pm AEST Friday 7 September 2018
Grants awarded: mid-December 2018
1. Early Career Researcher Seed Grants:
Four (4) Seed Grants of up to $50,000 available to early career researchers, addressing (at least) one of the following Stroke Foundation
2019 Research Priority Areas for Early Career Seed Grants:
- long term community support (e.g. continuity of care, and health services).
- interventions for long term (beyond 6 months) physical and psychosocial recovery (i.e. recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional, social and physical function).
- improved Quality Standards of acute stroke care, including access to stroke unit care and time critical treatment (i.e. translation into practice).
- support for Carers (training, ongoing support)
These grants are offered to conduct pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission (eg. NHMRC project grants).
2. The first Tim Glendinning Memorial Research Grant:
One (1) Seed Grant of up to $50,000 available to researchers of any career stage to address research focused on:
“Identifying the issues which are important to young adult stroke survivors (particularly those who experienced a stroke aged 18 - 35 years) and their families, from a consumer perspective.”
3. The first Gavin Paul Bennier Memorial Research Grant:
One (1) grant of up to $240,000 over three (3) years available to researchers of any career stage to address research in Australia focused on:
"The early diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) induced stroke in younger people."
For information on how to apply, download the Stroke Foundation 2019 Grant Round Application Guide and read in full before completing the appropriate application form/s.
The Application Guide includes important information including eligibility criteria, grant descriptions, application procedure and FAQs.
2019 Gavin Paul Bennier Memorial Grant 3 Year Grant Application Form*
*Note: this form has been updated to allow up to 8 pages in length for Section One: Research Plan, and more space for publications and track record.
All applications must be signed and submitted via email to email@example.com by the Submission Deadline - 5pm AEST Friday 7 September 2018.
We understand situations arise at the last minute that can delay applications. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit your application at least a day ahead of the deadline. Please be aware the Stroke Foundation will not allow extensions and will not allow any applications after the deadline. This ensures an equitable process for all applicants.
Peer Review Process
When reviewing the applications, 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.
For any enquiries and to submit your application please contact:
Stroke Foundation Compliance Officer, Michelle Adamson