The 2020 PA Research Foundation Research Awards will open applications on Thursday 20 June 2019.
Our Research Awards are part of the wider Metro South Health Research Support Scheme's grant dissemination where over $3 million in health and research grants will be distributed to Metro South Health research in 2020.
An unspecified number of PA Research Foundation Research Awards will be distributed to the five key PARF funded areas of breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, other cancer and other health.
Our Research Awards will provide $100,000 to fund the first stage of clinically driven, significantly innovative, collaborative, translational projects that have a vision of up to 5-10 years. The intent of our grants is to initiate new projects and develop ideas that deviate from established lines of investigation. Funds will be provided to projects which have the potential for breaking new theoretical ground and/or challenge existing understandings, systems, paradigms or assumptions and/or opening up entirely new lines of investigation to help prevent, improve early diagnosis and treat health conditions in the community. Projects can be initiated through allied health, basic science or clinical settings as long as they address each of the key assessment criteria. The project may be used to develop new methods, technology, techniques, systems and applications as long as it has the potential to result in new knowledge of significant impact and ultimately improve the delivery of better health. Although this mechanism allows for an element of risk, all projects must have a sound rationale. Applications from multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional collaborations are encouraged and will be weighted more favourably. We also aim to support and foster young and upcoming researchers with the mandatory inclusion of a new researcher on collaborative project teams.
- Project teams must include representatives across clinical and allied health and a new researcher (less than 5 years) and basic science (where relevant).
- The PI must be a Metro South Health employee and the research must be conducted on the PAH Campus.