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Potential funding sources relevant to stroke are listed below.


National Stroke Foundation Small Project Grants

The National Stroke Foundation is funding grants for research in the following areas:

  • Research into rehabilitation, or services that improve quality of life (this will generally not include acute interventions)
  • Basic science (basic biomedical research with relevance to stroke (e.g. experimental stroke modelling)

The grant is a one off opportunity for the year commencing January 2011. The value of the grant is up to $20,000.

Who may apply?
Preference will be given to new investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, to help them establish an ongoing research program.
The research must be carried out in Australia.

What may be funded?
Preference will be given to those applications including some, or all, of the following criteria:

  • Innovative projects
  • Pilot studies to enable a research project to be developed such that it could be supported by a recognised grant-giving agency in subsequent years
  • Studies investigating priority areas for research as identified in the National Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery (www.strokefoundation.com.au)

Each grant is to be used for equipment, support personnel such as research assistants or casual help, or other assistance necessary for a specific project. For more details on the application process click here.

Applications for this grant close on the 11th October 2010.


Cardiovascular and Lipid Research Grants

The Cardiovascular Lipid Research Grants were established in 1999 to support and advance clinical research in the fileds of cardiovascular disease including stroke, lipid disorders and associated areas. The program has been designed to promote excellence in medical research throughout Australia. It seeks to encourage young clinical researchers. The proposals should predominantly involve clinical research in humans.

Pfizer Australia will allocate up to AUD$500,000 per annum to this initiative as part of their continued commitment to cardiovascular research. The research grants program is open to medical graduates who are early in their research career, having commenced research (or have returned to research after an appropriate break) within the last 5 years (e.g. the applicant has initiated or has been awarded a PhD/MD within the last five years). Individual grants will be available up to AUD$55,000 (including GST). Each grant is for a period of 12 months.

The principal applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Grant recipients must conduct the majority of the research within Australia.
Research funding is awarded for clinical research across the fields of (but not necessarily confined to):

• Cardiovascular Disease
• Stroke
• Lipid Disorders

To find out how to apply visit: www.cvlgrants.com.au

Applications closed 15th May 2010





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