2022 Research Grants

Grants offered

Stroke Foundation Seed Grants

Three (3) Seed Grants will be offered, up to $70,000 in total per 18-month grant, for early and early-mid career researchers for projects addressing Stroke Foundation’s 2022 research priority areas* (see Instructions for applicants).

Lady Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant

One (1) grant, up to $100,000 in total over 2 years, for researchers of any career stage.

An incredible and generous donation by Stroke Foundation Patron, Lady Marigold Southey, as well as wonderful donations by Stroke Foundation supporters, has helped establish the Stroke Foundation Lady Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant.

Stroke Foundation’s investment towards specific Aphasia research (annually or bi-annually), made possible by our generous donors, 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.

This ongoing and regular research investment into Aphasia will give stroke researchers 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.

The first Lady Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant opportunity will be made available to Australian researchers in Stroke Foundation’s 2022 Research Grant Round, which opens for applications from 1 July 2021.

Instructions for applicants

Our 2022 Research Grants Application Guide, including our 2022 research priority areas, eligibility criteria, peer review grant descriptors and how to apply will be updated to this page by the opening date. Application forms will be available from the opening of the round.


All applications must be signed and submitted via email to by the Submission Deadline – Tuesday 31 August 2021 5pm AEST.

About the submission deadline

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.