Research Grants / Funding Opportunities

There are hospital, state and national research funding opportunities. Many of the grants are offered annually and usually around the same time every year. The current research funding programs listing provided by WA Health (external site) is outlined below.

The Department of Health has made available the following funding programs to support health and medical research in Western Australia:

For further information please email RIO.DOH@health.wa.gov.au.

 

Find out more about other potential sources of research funding from the following websites:

 

If you wish to be added to the SCGHOPHCG email list to receive information about grant funding opportunities, please email SUBSCRIBE to scgh.research@health.wa.gov.au.

Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG) in collaboration with the Ray Florence Shaw Trust offer funding of up to $30,000 for short-term research projects in cardiovascular or ophthalmology research to be conducted within SCGOPHCG and completed within the financial year.

Funding is available to support projects that promote the advancement of knowledge and training within SCGOPHCG by means of study and research into the causes, prevention and treatment.

Each year, one grant for cardiovascular and one grant for ophthalmology research is available:

Cardiovascular research

To promote the advancement of knowledge and training within the hospital by means of study and research into the cause and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels and without limiting the generality of the foregoing the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias and valvular heart disease.

Ophthalmology research

To promote the advancement of knowledge and training within the hospital by means of study and research into the cause and prevention and treatment of diseases of the eyes and without limiting the generality of the foregoing the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the retinal disease, glaucoma, the pathology of scarring in the eye, studies in corneal tissue typing, keratorefractive surgery, laser treatment, tissue culture, therapeutic diagnostic and surgical modalities, clinical medical and surgical ophthalmology, optics, electrophysiology of the eye and the pharmacology of drugs used in eye treatment. 

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2020-21 successful projects:

Title CPI Department
Genetic causes of isolate inherited retinal disease in Western Australian patients Dr Tina Lame Medical Technology and Physics
The link between donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody and cardiac events in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant patients Clin Prof Wai Lim Renal Medicine

Charlies Foundation for Research Mid-Range Grant Program (previously known as SCGOPHCG RAC Grant Program).

Charlies Foundation for Research is offering funding of up to $30,000 for short-term research projects to be conducted in the SCGOPHCG and completed within the financial year.

 

Charlies Foundation for Research Major Grant Program

Charlies Foundation for Research is offering funding of up to $100,000 for short-term research projects to be conducted in the SCGOPHCG and completed within 12-24 months. Research projects require a multi-discplinary team and direct patient relevance. 

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2020-21 successful projects:

Title CPI Department
The relationship between adipose tissue and airway inflammation in asthma Mr John Elliot Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine
Quantifying airway smooth muscle thickness in asthma using polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography. Clinical Professor Alan L. Jame Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine
Safely Preventing Errors and Complications due to Inappropriate Allergy Labelling. Special – Qual (sub-study) Dr Renee Berry Immunology
The role of genetically determined thyroid hormone setpoints in autism spectrum disorder. Clin Prof John Walsh Endocrinology and Diabetes
The conjoint role of the quality-control lectin, OS-9, and the E3 ligase, dorfin, in the processing of the calcium-sensing receptor. Dr Bryan Ward Endocrinology and Diabetes
A pilot study evaluating the effects of deep brain stimulation on sleep and pulmonary function in Parkinson’s Disease. Associate Professor Rick Stell Neurology
Genome-wide association study for lean polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Professor Bronwyn G A Stuckey Endocrinology and Diabetes
Using genomics andTranscriptomics toEMPower ourUnderStanding of infection biology through the study ofPeritonealDialysis-associated peritonitis: TheTEMPUS-PDstudy. Dr Aron Chakera Renal Medicine
The effect of long-term Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy on sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Ivan Ling Sleep Medicine
A multicentre placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of systemic corticosteroid for adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia and associated pleural effusion. Professor Y C Gary Lee Respiratory
Extension of “Pushing the length of stay in stroke rehabilitation: what has lateropulsion got to do with it?”: A longitudinal cohort study. Jessica Nolan Physiotherapy OPH
Using molecular data to investigate the role of osteoclasts in osteoarthritis. A/Prof Kathy (Kun) Zhu Endocrinology and Diabetes
Efficacy and cost effectiveness of a chronic disease management model in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Mrs Vanessa Sheehan Hepatology
The power of virtual reality (VR) in the critically ill - a feasibility study. Natalie (Tu Ngan) Tran Intensive Care Unit
Investigations ofMalignantPleural disease and PhysicalACTivity (IMPACT): establishing the clinical usefulness of accelerometry. Dr Rajesh Thomas Respiratory Medicine

Last Updated: 28/09/2021