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 mission to promote high quality research 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 $15,000 and awarded for a period of 12 months. FUNDING ROUND IS NOW OPEN UNTIL 10TH MAY 2013.
PhD Scholarships (Top up funded)
The PhD Scholarships are a component of a wider strategy designed to nurture and develop promising researchers. The applicant must meet the requirements for candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by The University of Western Australia, School of Post Graduate Studies. The maximum funding is $12,500 (matched by UWA) for three years with a possible extension of 12 months. FUNDING ROUND IS NOW OPEN UNTIL 10TH MAY 2013.
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. Capacity Building Grants are not available in 2013.
Bachelor of Medical Science Scholarships in honour of Professor Gordon King
WIRF introduced this new scholarship 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. The purpose of the Gordon King Scholarship is 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 Grants are adminstered by The University of Western Australia - Click here
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Grants allocated in 2012 are listed in the WIRF Annual Report 2012.
Please contact WIRF’s Grant Coordinator Chris Spencer with any questions relating to grants.