COVID-19 Research Grants Program

Karyn Clements

The Department of Health in conjunction with the Western Australian Health Translation Network is seeking applications from Administering Institutions for the COVID-19 Research Grants Program. This program will fund high-quality COVID-19 related research projects that have the potential to be translated into improved policy and/or practice across the WA public health system.

The Funding program aims to provide the following benefits:

  • Fund COVID-19 research of direct significance to the WA public health system and the WA community.
  • Support the attraction of COVID-19 related clinical trials into WA.
  • Provide an avenue to access or leverage national or international funding related to COVID-19, including via National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding.
  • Facilitate the knowledge creation and translation of research findings into evidence-based medical and health policy and practice related to COVID-19.

The scope of possible research includes prevention, surveillance, diagnostics, treatments, vaccines and mental health repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data analytics projects are eligible, and access to data will be available.

NOTE: Applications can only be made by an individual researcher or a team led by a Coordinating Principal Investigator (CPI), through an Administering Institution in WA. Companies are able to partner with these institutions to apply for the funding.

The closing date is 1.00pm, Wednesday 8 April, 2020.

Find out more, or apply here: