Raine Priming Grants
The Raine Research Committee awards Priming Grants to support health and medical research for individuals 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.
Raine Priming 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.
The application process involves an Expression of Interest (EOI) stage, with shortlisted applicants being invited to then submit a full application. Please take note of the Key Dates for this program.
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.
Partnership funding will be considered in support of top successful applicants in the research areas of child health (BrightSpark Foundation) and mental health (Cockell Bequest/UWA).
The Conditions governing the Grants are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection. Applicants should refer to the Conditions to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing an application.
Raine Priming Grants are open to medical researchers and clinicians in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Conditions.
Raine Priming Grant applications for the 2023 round are now closed.
The application process involves the following stages:
Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
EOIs must be submitted online. You can access the relevant online EOI form via clicking on the apply now button above. Closing dates for EOI applications can be found under Key Dates. Please refer to the Raine Priming Grants Conditions to assist you with your application.
EOI submissions will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified by email as to whether their project has progressed to full application.
Please download the Expression of Interest Certification Form and upload to the online EOI application with all required signatures.
Raine Priming Grants Expression of Interest Certification Form
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation)
If you are invited to submit a full application, you will have approximately 4 weeks to complete and submit the application online. The closing date for full applications can be found under Key Dates.
Your application for a grant will be considered by the Raine Priming Grant Advisory Committee. Please refer to the Raine Priming Grants Conditions for an explanation of the evaluation process. Further information about the procedure for appointment of external reviewers can be found here:
2022 Procedure for appointment of reviewers
Please note that an invitation to submit a full application does not mean that your application will be funded.
Stage 1 – EOI
- Call for Expressions of Interest Open – 31 January 2023
- Call for Expressions of Interest Close – 28 February 2023, 1.00pm (AWST)
Stage 2 – Full Application
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application – 6 April 2023
- Full Application Due (for Shortlisted Applicants) – 4 May 2023, 1.00pm (AWST)
- November 2023
- January 2024