2nd fact

 

The rate of preterm birth in Western Australia is 8-9%, and is 15% in Aboriginal people.

Scholarships & Grants

A medical research organisation is only as good as its scientists and its future is only as good as its early career researchers. The Foundation champions future talent and has a multi-tiered support structure to foster the next generation of scientists in this field.

The WIRF grants program supports our purpose to conduct, enable and promote high quality research that will improve the health of women and babies, and foster new researchers through various grant funding and scholarship opportunities.

Starter Grant funding

Starter Grants are predominately for new investigators embarking on their research career. Grants are for a maximum of $20,000 and awarded for a period of 12 months.  THE FUNDING ROUND IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2015.

Capacity Building Grants

Capacity Building Grants provide flexible support to allow investigators to develop their capacity to assist them in attaining a level of productivity and capability sufficient to attract nationally competitive grant funding. Grants are a maximum of $35,000 per year for 3 years which is subject to satisfactory performance at yearly reviews. THE FUNDING ROUND IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2015.

Professor Gordon King Doctor of Philosophy Scholarships / Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarships

WIRF introduced the Professor Gordon King Scholarships in 2009 in honour of Professor Gordon King. Professor King was the inaugural Dean of the Medical School of The University of Western Australia and the first Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2014, WIRF will offer three Gordon King Doctor of Philosophy Scholarships, that will provide a supplementary stipend for PhD students who have been awarded either an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or a University Postgraduate Award (UPA) Scholarship. THE FUNDING ROUND IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2015.
 
The Professor Gordon King Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarships are still available to assist medical students who take a year out of their studies to pursue research, achieving a Bachelor of Medical Science Degree (B Med Sci). Scholarships are a maximum of $6,000 per year. Professor Gordon King Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarships are administered by The University of Western Australia - click here for more details. THE FUNDING ROUND IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2015.
 
Grants allocated in 2012 are listed in the WIRF Annual Report 2013.
 
Please contact WIRF’s Grant Coordinator Chris Spencer  with any questions relating to grants.