Grant applications open for neurotrauma research
13 March 2017
The Neurotrauma Research Program (NRP) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has opened applications for grants up to $100,000 to support patient-focused research projects.
As part of a partnership with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (Insurance Commission), the NRP will receive $600,000 in funding over three years to undertake innovative research aimed at improving rehabilitation for people with catastrophic injuries.
Neurotrauma researchers across WA are invited to apply for the first of three annual rounds of grants to fund one-year research projects focused on:
- Increasing the independence of individuals with acquired brain or spinal cord injuries;
- Improving functional recovery through rehabilitation;
- Repairing and regenerating damaged human central nervous system tissue;
- Utilising research discoveries to develop therapeutic interventions;
- Reducing the physical and psychosocial burden on caregivers and families; and
Lowering costs for insurers.
From 1 July 2016, the Insurance Commission expanded its motor injury insurance to include lifetime care and support for people catastrophically injured in crashes.
The Insurance Commission’s partnership with the NRP will fund neurotrauma research projects that aim to improve the rehabilitation outcomes of people with catastrophic injuries, which can result in less future care required and lower insurance claim costs.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm (AWST) on Tuesday 18 April, with research projects commencing from 1 July 2017.
For more information or to apply for a grant visit the NRP’s website here.