WA Child Research Fund (formerly the Telethon-Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund)


Overview

The Department of Health and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust jointly established the Telethon-Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF) to fund research projects that focus on the health of children and adolescents in WA. This fund is now known as the WA Child Research Fund (WACRF).

The key aims of this fund are to:

  • fund research that improves the health of children and adolescents
  • enhance the translation of research findings into more effective health policy and practice
  • contribute to integrating the research capability in universities, research institutes and health services by encouraging the development of research-policy-practice clusters.

Funding round status - Now Open

Closing Date: 1.00pm, Wednesday 20 February 2019

Applications for research funding for the seventh round of the WACRF (formerly the TPCHRF) are now being accepted.  Applications must be in accordance with the WA Child Research Fund 2018 (Round 7) Guidelines for Applicants and must be submitted using the WA Child Research Fund 2018 (Round 7) Application Form.

Research projects that may be funded are anticipated to be wide-ranging, but must address areas of direct significance to child and adolescent health and can include basic, clinical, health service, or population health research.

Funding priorities for Round 7 are:

  1. WA Health led research;
  2. Projects that utilise and collaborate with past TPCHRF Stream 2 Strategic Research initiatives; and
  3. Targeted research to address the research needs of the WA Youth Health Policy

Researchers considering applying for a priority area must contact the relevant person outlined in the WA Child Research Fund 2018 (Round 7) Guidelines for Applicants to ensure the project is suitable to the service and its capacity to undertake the work.

Project selection will be based on competitive merit.  Projects can be awarded up to $250,000 and must be completed within 24 months. 

For further information please email: ResearchDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au

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