Spinnaker Grants

Spinnaker Grants

We are currently in the process of reviewing our grant system to ensure that the grants we award can continue to facilitate and support medical research to its fullest extent.

In the interest of both our researchers and our community, we have chosen 2019-2020 to assess our current processes, and to satisfy that they remain an example of best possible practice in our industry.  For this reason, grant applications and information sessions will begin later than in previous years various dates to be advised as soon as possible.

Email your details to dani.ryder@health.wa.gov.au should you wish to receive updates about grant opportunities and information sessions.

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation awards seed funding for health and medical research projects conducted within the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS)  and Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG).

We offer various means of support in response to the health issues coming out of the South Metropolitan community of Perth including: Research Grants, PhD Scholarships, the Barry Marshall Travel Grant(s), Collaboration Awards and occasional equipment grants.

Spinnaker research grants aim to foster a culture of research where Early Career Researchers are encouraged and nurtured to excel. Capacity building and research collaborations, as well as research translation underpin the ethos of the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation. Spinnaker Grants are also known to assist researchers in becoming more competitive for national and international funding. To date, we have invested nearly $4 million in medical research that has subsequently attracted up to $20 million in additional research funding from other sources, such as NHMRC.


For reference only

Funding for 2019

  • Pool A: designated for Early Career Researchers (ECR) as defined by the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation
  • Pool B: designated for all other researchers

Please read the Conditions – 2019 Spinnaker Grants – final – revised August 2018 before lodging your full application.

Template for Pool A / ECR – full application Spinnaker Research Grant – Application form for 2019 – ECR pool

Template for Pool B – full application Spinnaker Research Grant – Application form for 2019 – Pool B

Revised scoring matrix as of 9 August 2018:

Item                                                                                          Score

Scientific merit, innovation and impact                              55%

Value and significance to clinical application/
translation into practice                                                         25%

Significance and relevance to SMHS / FSFHG                  15%

Consumer and Community Involvement                              5%

Click here for assistance with Consumer and Community Involvement.