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

WIRF Grants are OPEN

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WIRF Grant Applications are open

The Women and Infants Research Foundation’s (WIRF) purpose is to conduct, enable and promote quality research that will improve the health of women and babies in Western Australia and beyond.

The Foundation achieves this purpose by promoting high quality research, fostering new researchers and offering research funding for Starter Grants.

The WIRF Starter Grant Program invites applications from new investigators embarking on their research careers.  Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded.

The purpose of offering Starter Grants is to support studies leading to successful applications for project grants from outside agencies such as NH&MRC.

Preference is given to Grant Applications where at least one member of the research team is integral to the King Edward Memorial Hospital Campus.

Scholarships of $6,000 are also available to students enrolled in a Degree of Batchelor of Medical Science. Further information and application forms are available on the WIRF's Grant webpage

Please send original and six copies of the application.  Please include email addresses for principal investigator and collaborators.

We are happy to assist if you have any questions. Please email chris@wirf.com.au or call 9340 1437.

Closing Date 2015

The closing date for applications is Friday, 16 May 2015.  Funding will be available as of 1 July 2015.