NEW FOCUS FOR MEDICAL GRANTS
In 2016, the Foundation will provide financial support for scientific research related to health and well being proposed by early-career individuals attached to host institutions.
Please note that the 2016 Medical Grants are now closed.
- Applications open 15 June , 2016
- Applications close 31 July, 2016
- Applicants may be invited for interview ( at the Foundation’s discretion ) on 24 August 2016
- Applicants informed of decision to fund or not on ( or shortly after ) 7 September, 2016
DETAILS OF NEW FUNDING FOCUS
To strengthen research capability in Victoria to conduct world-class research in health and well-being by helping establish the careers of talented young scientists.
For its grant round in 2016, the Jack Brockhoff Foundation will consider applications ONLY from research scientists with less than 3 research-active years after successfully completing their PhD examination. (Research-active means time engaged in full-time research).
The aim of the Foundation is to help support early-career researchers to demonstrate their scientific originality and their capacity to complete, relatively independently, a discrete study for publication in the scientific literature. The Foundation intends this to assist talented young researchers to build a CV that enables them later to compete successfully for research positions and research grants, and to establish the foundation of a career in research.
Applicants and their host institution will be required to show that:
- Formulation of the research problem addressed arises within a line of research pursued in their host institution,
- Specific hypotheses to be explored are original ideas of the applicant themselves,
- It is feasible to conduct the research from their host institution,
- It can be completed in the timeline proposed.
The host institution will be required to attest that:
- The project proposal based on original thinking of the applicant, with any conceptual or methodological input from host institute mentor(s) clearly differentiated,
- Salary support from the host institution for the applicant is guaranteed for the duration of the project,
- At least 50% of the applicant’s time will be available to work on their Jack Brockhoff Foundation project,
- Appropriate infrastructure support to undertake the applicant’s project will be provided (e.g., space, facilities).
Scope of research to be funded:
- Research relevant to understanding the causation, prevention, detection, treatment and palliation of conditions affecting the health and well-being of the population of Victoria.
- Research that is significant because it addresses a problem affecting a large number of people and/or one that severely affects a smaller number.
- Research that has the potential for timely application to benefit affected populations will be viewed favourably.
Size of grants:
One or two year grants of up to $70000 per annum will be considered, although cost-effective smaller applications will also be welcome.
Assessment of grants:
Originality and scientific excellence will be the basis for selecting applications for funding. However, the Foundation may also take into consideration capacity-building needs of certain areas of research.
Type of research:
Research conducted in any discipline relevant to disease, health and well-being outcomes will be considered. Multi-disciplinary and multi-institution applications will be considered. Research arising from these grants is expected to yield two or more peer-reviewed scientific articles in quality journals.
Electronic payment of grants
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation delivers grants by direct electronic payment into a nominated account with a financial institution. Successful applicants will be asked to provide banking and account details when they are advised of the success of their application.