$300,000 in grants up for grabs

Research grants

The Research and Education Network (REN) of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has announced the 2018 round of its internal competitive research funding scheme.

The scheme is open to all researchers employed across WSLHD.

The goal of this scheme is to foster a culture of clinical and translational research by clinicians in all disciplines and at all levels; and to assist with the career development and future external funding opportunities for clinician-researchers.

$300,000 is available for grants up to $50,000. Each grant will have a six or 12 months duration.

The grants are offered in three categories:

  1. New investigator project – for staff new to research who have not obtained any previous research funding.
  2. Early-mid career investigator project – for staff who have experience in research and obtained limited previous research funding. ($5,000 – $100,000)
  3. Established investigator project – for established researchers with a research funding track record and a project for which pilot data or similar will support a future grant application (>$100,000)

For the 2018 round, a two-stage application process will apply.

The first stage is an Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOIs will be assessed by the WSLHD Research Management Committee and several full applications will then be invited, which will be reviewed by the WSLHD Scientific Advisory Committee.

For more information and to obtain the EOI form contact Mark Smith (E: MarkT.Smith@health.nsw.gov.au, M: 0408165911)

The closing date for EOIs is Monday November 13 at 5pm.

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