Support for your research

Every year IHMRI assists health and medical research in the region by providing a range of grants to academics, clinicians and health professionals. Affiliated IHMRI researchers can access detailed information about funding opportunities on IHMRI’s Intranet (login required).

Dame Bridget Ogilvie Awards

These awards recognise, support and celebrate outstanding work by female researchers working in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven. Four awards are available annually with two worth $3,000 each and two worth $1,500 each. The awards are named in honour of our Patron, the renowned international scientist Dame Bridget Ogilvie. Applications for the 2021 Awards are now open. For more information, visit IHMRI’s Intranet (login required).

Citation Award

The Citation Award recognises research excellence of an early or mid-career female researcher with demonstrably high impact in their field.

Research/Clinical Excellence Award

The Research/Clinical Excellence Award recognises clinical research excellence by an early to mid-career female researcher through a demonstrably significant impact on health and medical care in the previous year.

Career Advancement Awards

The Career Advancement Awards provide funding to support female researchers at any stage of their career to assist financially with an opportunity to enhance their career profile.

IHMRI Grants Program

Applications are now open for 2020 IHMRI Internal Grants.  All IHMRI affiliated researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close 7 September 2020.

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) aims to encourage early career clinician, health professional or academic researchers (ECR) to develop their skills, expertise and research track records, which will ultimately generate research data to enable the ECR to apply for a future competitive grant as a Chief Investigator (CI). One YIA is available, worth up to $10,000. Read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply (Intranet login required).

Clinical Translation Grants

The new Clinical Translation Grants (CTG) aim to encourage academic and health professional/clinician researchers to co-lead a research project to address regional and medically relevant health issues. Up to five CTGs are available, worth up to $20,000 each. Read more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply (Intranet login required).

Publication of the Month Award

The Publication of the Month Award (POMA) aims to recognise and celebrate the quality and impact of research performed by IHMRI affiliated researchers. Applications for the award are due on the last day of the month. The winner(s) will be announced via email and in IHMRI’s Newsletter. Read more about the Publication of the Month Award (Intranet login required).

Publication of the Year Award

The Publication of the Year Award (POYA) recognises and celebrates the quality and impact of research performed by IHMRI affiliated researchers. The winner will receive a $500 travel grant to help cover the costs to attend a national  conference relevant to their research. All previous applications for the IHMRI Publication of the Month award will automatically be entered. New applications close 18 December 2020.  The winner will be announced on 22 December 2020. Read more about the Publication of the Year Award (Intranet login required).

Research Assistant Clare Watson, Associate Professor Justin Yerbury and PhD candidate Rachelle Balez

Magnified Justin Yerbury Travel Scholarships

The Justin Yerbury Travel Scholarships aim to support the next-generation of researchers who are working towards a better future for people living with motor neurone disease (MND). Three scholarships worth $2,000 each are available in 2019, and can be used to cover the costs of attending the 30th MND Association’s International Symposium on MND/ALS in Perth. Applications close 9 August  2019. Read more about the Travel Scholarships.

Miller Family Bridgetwater IHMRI Dementia Honours Scholarships

Kindly supported by local resident Mr Richard Miller, these scholarships provide students with an opportunity to develop skills and training in dementia research in the Illawarra. Read more about the Dementia Honours Scholarship

Near miss funding

Researchers who closely miss out on receiving grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) may apply for IHMRI near miss funding.

Theme funding

IHMRI’s Research Themes may request funding for infrastructure costs such as consumables, training, hosting events, and other specific purposes.


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