2022 Grant Update – April 2021

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 1 June 2021
Expressions of Interest Open

Sunday 4 July 2021
Expressions of Interest Close

Monday 9 August 2021
Shortlisted applicants are invited to submit a full application

Sunday 5 September 2021
Full application period closes

Monday 11 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 admin@spinnakerhealth.org.au 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



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.