4th fact

 

Of about 32,000 births each year in WA, approximately 2,800 are preterm and this figure is rising.

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 OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2016.

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 2016, 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 Professor Gordon King Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarships are 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 OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2016.
 
Grants allocated in 2015 are listed in the WIRF ANNUAL REPORT
Please contact WIRF’s Grant Coordinator Chris Spencer  with any questions relating to grants.

2016 Grant Application Forms and Guidelines

Awarded Grants