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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

Research Acceleration Awards

WIRF's Research Acceleration Awards have been designed to support perinatal research in Western Australia in the service of women’s, maternal and newborn health.

The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) has a proud history of supporting Western Australia's top emerging medical researchers. In 2024, WIRF will build upon its commitment to the next generation of WA researchers working in the service of women's, maternal and newborn health through the Research Acceleration Awards.

In addition to building on existing research in preterm birth prevention, gynaecology, neonatology and maternal mental health, the Foundation enthusiastically seeks to support a diverse body of research (i.e. nursing, midwifery, allied health, rare diseases, femtech and clinical audit) relevant to the enhancement of women’s, maternal and newborn health.   

The scheme provides funding for two streams: Quality Improvement Research and Discovery Research. Grants to a total value of either: $45,000, $30,000, or $15,000 for a 12 month project duration may be applied for.

Applications for both Quality Improvement and Discovery Research funding must be in an area aligned with the Foundation’s  research objectives, directly relevant to the enhancement of maternal and newborn health, and undertaken in WA.
EOI’s: open now
Applications open: Thursday, 4th April
Applications period closes: NOON (AWST), Monday, 15th April 2024.
Please download and complete the below Expression of Interests form and submit to grants@wirf.com.au

Following submission of the EOI, applicants will be connected with a WIRF team member to provide guidance and ensure your proposed project is well aligned with the foundations objectives. You will then receive a copy of the full application form.

Incomplete applications, or applications received after the application period closes will not be considered.

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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Telephone: 08 6458 1437
Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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