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).
IHMRI Grants Program
Young Investigator Awards
The new Young Investigator Awards (YIA), which replace Career Development Grants, aim 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). Four YIAs are available, worth up to $10,000 each.
Read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply (Intranet login required).
Clinical Translation Grants
The new Clinical Translation Grants (CTG), which replace Collaborative Project Grants, 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 four CTGs are available, worth up to $30,000 each.
Read more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply (Intranet login required).
Dame Bridget Ogilvie Awards
These awards recognise, support and celebrate outstanding work by female researchers working in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven. Two awards are available annually, worth $3,000 each.
The awards are named in honour of our Patron, the renowned international scientist Dame Bridget Ogilvie.
The Citation Award recognises research excellence of an early or mid-career female researcher with demonstrably high impact in their field.
Clinical Excellence Award
The Clinical Excellence Award recognises clinical research excellence by an early to mid-career female researcher through a demonstrably significant contribution in their respective field of health or health care.
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.
IHMRI’s Research Themes may request funding for infrastructure costs such as consumables, training, hosting events, and other specific purposes.