Each year, RBWH Foundation calls for research grant applications from clinicians and medical practitioners at the hospital. The funding applications received come from all areas of the hospital from mental health and neurology to infectious diseases and cancer care. They represent a commitment to excellence in patient care and a thirst for knowledge.
The sheer volume and calibre of applications demonstrate the level of funding that is required and the current limit of funds available to support such research. Each application is reviewed by RBWH Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee and grants are awarded based on their merit.
The RBWH Foundation's Research Grants are awarded in February each year during a special ceremony in the hospital's Education Centre.
Research Grants are awarded in the following categories:
Research Initiative Grants
These grants are intended to allow successful applicants to position themselves to apply successfully to external research funding bodies for larger grants to take their research forward. Read more...
Nursing and Allied Health Research Grants
Nursing Research Grants are awarded as scholarships, research initiatives and start-up grants. The purpose of these grants is to position the recipients to apply successfully for external funding in order to progress their research. Read more...
Patricia Dukes Fellowship Grants
RBWH Foundation offers funding each year as in-part support of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship ($50,000 per annum). This Fellowship holder will be expected to carry out research with the RBWH with the intention that they will enhance the hospital's overall capacity for medical research and its research performance. Read more...
For details on how to apply for RBWH Foundation Research Grant Awards, click here.
Click here to view the 2013 Research Grant Award recipients.