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Research grants

Each year the National Stroke Foundation (NSF) funds the following grants for research. 

1. Small Project Grant (SPG): grants for early career researchers. These one-year grants are up to a value of $20,000 and commencing January 2016. Small project grants will be funded in the following NSF priority areas:

  • Improve transition of patients from the acute setting (care plans, education, lifestyle, medication) and improving long term follow up and support (information, follow up etc)
  • Bladder and bowel management (particularly in the acute phase)
  • Recognition and management of fatigue
  • Improving delivery of high quality stroke care (especially aspects of care in the Quality Standards, access to stroke units and tPA)
  • Technology related rehabilitation activity
  • Carer support.  

2. Seed grants: grants of up to $50,000 for mid-career researchers. These grants are to conduct pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission (eg. NHMRC project grants). Seed grants are funded in the following NSF priority areas:

  • Improve transition of patients from the acute setting (care plans, education, lifestyle, medication) and improving long term follow up and support (information, follow up etc)
  • Bladder and bowel management (particularly in the acute phase)
  • Recognition and management of fatigue
  • Improving delivery of high quality stroke care (especially aspects of care in the Quality Standards, access to stroke units and tPA)
  • Technology related rehabilitation activity
  • Carer support.

3. Fostering future leader grants:

one-off grants of up to $10,000 for early-to midcareer researchers to enable travel, leadership training and formal mentoring. 

Typically, National Stroke Foundation Research Grant timeframes are:
  • August – Grant round opens
  • October – Grant applications close
  • December – Grants awarded.
 

Application forms

Small Project Research Grant Application Form

Seed Grant Application Form

Fostering Future Leaders Grant Application Form


Application documentation

Guidelines for Applicants

Assessment Criteria – Seed grants and Small Project grants

Assessment Criteria - Future Leader grants

National Stroke Foundation Research Priorities 2015 – 2017


Where to Send Your Application 

For further information, please contact Jess Buchanan (03) 9670 1000 or email research@strokefoundation.com.au