New Research and Innovation Fund supports future health of Canberrans

The ACT Government has opened a new $3 million grants program for research projects in priority health areas to improve the health and wellbeing of the ACT community.

The ACT Government has opened a new $3 million grants program for research projects in priority health areas to improve the health and wellbeing of the ACT community.

The $3 million Research and Innovation Fund will support the delivery of cutting-edge health care backed by clinical research to ensure Canberrans receive the best care.

The Research Innovation Fund will offer grants for individual projects of up to $300,000 to support the development of research capacity and capability in priority areas. Current priority research areas are cancer, dementia, palliative care, population health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, mental health, diabetes, cardiology, nursing, women and children’s health, and the health of vulnerable populations.

At least $600,000 of the fund will be allocated to research in support of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission, which has the goal of doubling survival rates and improving the quality of life of people living with brain cancer over the next decade.

Individual funded projects should demonstrate collaboration and lead to achievable and effective health outcomes beyond the life of the research project.

Applications will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Research Innovation Fund Guidelines 2020-21 and must be lodged online through:

https://acthealth.smartygrants.com.au/RIF_2020-21

Page last updated on: 10 Sep 2020