Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Funding opportunity to set up health and medical researchers for success

    21/02/2022 7:00 AM
    • State Government funds available for local health and medical researchers
    • The WA Near-miss Awards set up researchers for success with the National Health and Medical Research Council 

    The McGowan Government is giving Western Australian health and medical researchers a second chance to secure a grant through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


    The WA Near-miss Awards (WANMA) program targets researchers who narrowly missed out on securing an NHMRC grant, which is considered a critical career milestone for researchers.


    The WANMA program is funded by the State Government's Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund, which provides a secure source of funding to drive health and medical research, innovation and commercialisation.


    The WANMA: Ideas Grants Program provides funding to early and mid-career researchers whose 2021 Ideas Grants application was deemed a near-miss by NHMRC, with funding to be used to enhance their application for resubmission.


    Successful applicants will be awarded $100,000 for a 12-month period of activity.


    For further information and to apply for the WA Near-miss Awards, visit Future Health Research and Innovation Fund - WA Near-miss Awards: Ideas Grants 2021 Program.


    Applications close 1pm, Wednesday March 2, 2022.


    Comments attributed to Medical Research Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The McGowan Government's Future Health Research and Innovation Fund is providing a strategic funding injection that will set local researchers on a stable, self-sustaining career pathway.


    "Support for health and medical research will ultimately contribute to finding new ways to keep people healthy and cure disease, benefitting the entire Western Australian community.


    "An investment in research is an investment in the future and the State Government is committed to supporting researchers to realise their full potential."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800