FutureHealth WA – Support for WA university mentoring activities

The Future Health WA university mentoring initiative seeks to support activities that guide and develop early career researchers and subsequently increase the quality of research grant applications submitted to national and international health and medical research funding programs.

Grants have been provided to each of the five WA universities to establish and/or build on its mentorship capacity.

In 2014, $100,000 was provided to each WA university through this initiative and a further $50,000 was provided to each in 2015.

Mentoring activities supported through this initiative include:

  • internal peer-review of applications
  • coaching in grant application skills
  • travel to build collaborations
  • bringing esteemed interstate researchers to WA to expose them to the many strengths of research in this State.

All WA universities have demonstrated a collegial commitment to the FutureHealth WA Mentoring program and will undertake three joint initiatives:

  • Discussion fora including Grant Review Panel members from the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Visiting eminent scholar program
  • Grant writing workshops.

The above joint initiatives are being coordinated by the WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN).

FutureHealth WA

The FutureHealth WA (FHWA) initiative is administered by the Department of Health’s Research and Innovation Office in the Division of Clinical Services and Research.

Further information about the FHWA program’s aims, current funding opportunities and past initiatives can be viewed on the main FutureHealth WA page.

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Research and Innovation Office