FutureHealth WA (FHWA) is a State government initiative which is providing an additional $30 million over four years, from 2013-14 to 2016-17 to develop and promote health and medical researchin Western Australia and through this, provide new opportunities to enhance the health of Western Australians.
Through FHWA the Department of Health WA is offering in-principle funding and in-kind support for applications made by WA researchers to major national and international health and medical research funding bodies.
Support from the Department of Health is expected to boost WA researchers’ competitiveness and to leverage significant additional funding for WA.
Applicants may be awarded up to $250,000, with funding being conditional upon the success of the external competitive grant application.
Funded research may run for up to 5 years, as determined by the partnership grant program’s funding rules, and may involve multiple partners.
Although this scheme is predominantly aimed at 2016 NHMRC Partnership Projects that are being submitted to the NHMRC Peer Review Cycle 1 or 2, other equivalent partnership-type grant applications, with a closing date prior to 30 June 2016 will also be considered.
The announcement can be found at: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2015/12/1-million-injection-for-health-research.aspx and the guidelines at: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/FutureHealth-WA-Major-Research-Grant-Support-2015-16.
Other Western Australian Government funding opportunities aimed at supporting health and medical research can be found at: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Health-for/Researchers-and-educators/Research-development.
Applications should be submitted via this office, two weeks prior to the external closing date, with a UWA Application Cover Sheet (http://www.research.uwa.edu.au/staff/forms/funding). The external closing date for this scheme is 10 February 2016.
The Application Pack and Application Form can be accessed online at the Research Development website.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Development Unit to discuss their planned project. The Research Development Unit can be contacted via email to CMOResearchDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au or telephone to (08) 9222 4053.