The Raine Research Committee awards Priming Grants for health/medical scientists and clinicians at an early stage in their research career, particularly those who are progressing towards an independent research career to assist them in becoming more competitive for national and international funding.
These grants provide funding for research into any area of medical science that investigates the nature, origin and cause of human disease, and the prevention, cure, alleviation and combating of such disease.
These grants are offered for a two-year period subject to annual review and may be used to provide funding, or part funding, for salaries of researchers and/or technical staff, minor equipment, and consumables.
Ranking of applications is based on scientific excellence. The applicant ranked highest in the annual cohort based on the outcome of independent assessments and the findings of the Research Committee will be named the Raine/Robson Fellow.
Support funding from the BrightSpark Foundation may be considered if there is a top successful applicant in the area of child health research (Raine/BrightSpark Fellow). Funding through the Cockell Bequest may also be considered for the top successful applicant in the area of mental health (Raine/Cockell Fellow).