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Neurotrauma Research Program, closing 19 March 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Neurotrauma Research Program (NRP) supports exemplary research projects, identified by external scientific review, with the aim of reducing the human and economic impact of catastrophic nervous system injuries such as acquired brain trauma and spinal cord injury.

In 2017 the Insurance Commission of Western Australia committed funding to the NRP of $200,000 per year for three years for innovative, patient-focussed research projects aimed at improving the recovery and rehabilitation of people with catastrophic injuries to the central nervous system.

Applications are now invited for the second round of research grants directed towards:

  • 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.

Application Requirements:
  • Research must be carried out in WA or involve significant collaboration with WA neuroscientists, scientists and/or clinicians.
  • Each grant budget must not exceed $100,000.
  • Grants are for one year duration only (1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019).
  • All grant funds must go to research, none toward institutional infrastructure.
  • Applications must be submitted by 19th March 2018.


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