The Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund enabling legislation commenced on 24 June 2020. The legislation provides Western Australian health and medical researchers and innovators with a secure and ongoing source of funding.
The first program to be funded under the FHRI Fund scheme is now open and calling for proposals with a COVID-19 Focus. The FHRI Focus Grants: COVID-19 program will provide funding across the following three streams:
- Research Grants: high-quality COVID-19 related research projects that will generate knowledge which has the potential to be translated into improved policy and/or practice.
- Innovation Grants: high-quality COVID-19 related innovation projects that will develop new ideas, research and/or technology to create new processes, products and/or services.
- Infrastructure Grants: essential infrastructure that supports COVID-19 related research and innovation in WA.
Successful grants could include projects related to infection prevention and control, surveillance, diagnostics, therapeutics as well as direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 across a range of health conditions.
Grants will be awarded through a competitive merit-based selection process.
Applications close: 1pm, Friday 16 October 2020.
The FHRI Focus Grants: COVID-19 Application Forms and Guidelines and Conditions are available from the new FHRI Fund website.
Any queries related to the program can be directed to the Research and Innovation Office (formerly the Research Development Unit).