We are pleased to advise that we are able to return to our usual competitive grant program this year, awarding funding to Early Career Research and Seed Grants that will make a direct impact on the health of our community and patients in our hospitals.
In addition to the regular Early Career Research and Seed Grants we offer, we will be announcing some new grants that will provide additional opportunities for our research community.
Please take note of the following key dates for our 2022 grant round in preparation for the conditions and guidelines to be released.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Expressions of Interest Open
Sunday 18 July 2021
Expressions of Interest Close
Monday 16 August 2021
Shortlisted applicants are invited to submit a full application
Sunday 19 September 2021
Full application period closes
Wednesday 27 October 2021
All applicants notified of the outcome of their application
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Spinnaker Awards Ceremony for successful applicants
More information regarding new opportunities as well as the conditions and guidelines of each grant category will be available in due course, and we will notify our research community by email when this is available online.
Please sign up to our grant list here to receive notifications.
Please direct all grant related questions to email@example.com or phone 08 6152 6278.
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation Grant Summary
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation is committed to the support of research for the direct benefit of the community of south metropolitan Perth that can also demonstrate local, national and global leadership. Established in 1996 at Fremantle Hospital the Foundation has funded almost $4,000,000 in research at Fremantle Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and at universities and institutes with a direct link to our community.
Our grant-making strategy is focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in the hospitals we support and the prevention of disease for improved community health. At Spinnaker we strive to:
- Support research that responds to the identified needs of the south metropolitan community of Perth, Western Australia
- Support and inspire research with demonstrable translation to clinical practice
- Improve patient outcomes across all areas of disease and injury
- Support research for the prevention of chronic health conditions
- Provide opportunities for the translation of knowledge for the benefit of all members of the community
A commitment to capacity building, research collaboration and the translation of research to both knowledge and practice underpins the ethos of Spinnaker Health Research Foundation. Spinnaker grants aim to assist researchers in becoming more competitive for national and international funding and since 1996 the grants we have awarded have been leveraged to achieve a further $20,000,000 in project funding.
There were two grant pools offered in 2020, Early Career Research and Seed Grants, with multiple grants awarded in each category to a maximum of $15,000 each. In exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Board of Trustee Directors of Spinnaker Health Research Foundation, and upon advice of the Scientific Advisory Committee, projects of a higher value may be considered.
Early Career Research grants are offered to encourage people at the beginning of their career to undertake a research project for the benefit of prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of health conditions.
Seed Grants are our commitment to funding research that seeks to test a theory, explore a new idea or prepare a project for a larger funding application.
THE JANINE CHALWELL GIFT
This grant is for a maximum of $50,000 and can either be for the sum total of a project or be a percentage contribution to a larger project where the additional funds required are confirmed or will be confirmed within the application period.
This grant will support cutting edge research that has the potential to rapidly evolve clinical knowledge, translate to improvements in diagnosis and treatment and above all else, lead to a better outcome for patients with melanoma skin cancer.
THE JANINE CHALWELL INNOVATION GRANT
This inaugural grant will support one project annually that has the potential to translate a novel idea to innovation in the diagnosis, treatment or care of patients with melanoma.
The Janine Chalwell Innovation Grant will be awarded to a competitively selected project that seeks to challenge current practice and take a chance on an idea that has the potential to lead to significant physical and well-being impacts for people with melanoma.
This grant is intended as a ‘start-up’ fund to give researchers the opportunity to test an idea that may revolutionise the current understanding or treatment of melanoma and lay the foundations for further exploration and development through leveraged funding.
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY SPINNAKER EXPLORERS GRANT
This seed grant will support innovative medical research via a collaborative partnership between South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) campuses and Edith Cowan University (ECU).
Research should have the potential to translate to clinical practice for the improvement of the health and well-being of the community.
This grant initiative encourages development of preliminary data for a subsequent collaborative application by the investigators to a national or international competitive granting body.
Read about some of our previously funded research grants
Please direct all grant inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 6152 6278.