The Trish Foundation is working in association and very closely with MS Research Australia towards our common goal. MS Research Australia annually offers financial support to Australian scientists in the effort to accelerate and increase MS research activity.
MS Research Australia partners with likeminded organisations including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation to leverage our funding and increase the number of opportunities available to researchers.
All projects funded by the Foundation are recommended for funding by MS Research Australia’s Research Management Council following assessment, evaluation and ranking, including a peer-review process. The projects are then considered by the Trish Foundation’s honorary Scientific Research Committee and, having met our firm funding guidelines, are recommended to the Foundation’s Board for approval.
Applications for funding Research Projects commencing 2018
Applications for funding Research Projects commencing 2018 are now open.
Trish MS Research Foundation / Betty Cuthbert Postgraduate Scholarship
Aim: MS Research Australia will advise the Trish MS Research Foundation on the best candidates.
Funding Details: Scholarships will be up to $30,000 per year for up to three years.
Eligibility: Applicants will have completed or entered into an Australian Honours program at the time of application. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand and be a part of an Australian Postgraduate program.
Deadline: Applications close 29 July 2016
Important Note: All MS Research Australia Postgraduate Scholarship applicants will automatically be considered for a Trish MS Research Foundation Scholarship, MS Research Australia will liaise with the Trish MS Research Foundation if your application is successful.
MS Research Australia Project Grants
Aim: These projects require fully developed proposals for research in the MS field.
Eligibility: Successful applicants for this award will need to have strong experience in MS research.
Deadline: Applications have now closed.
Important Note: Please also consider applying to NHMRC and NMSS. You must submit separate applications to other funding bodies, there is no automatic routing of applications between funding bodies.
Incubator Grant application
Aim: Incubator grants provide seed funding for the early stages of innovative new research efforts, with the aim of generating preliminary data needed to support future grant applications.
Funding Details: The maximum value of an Incubator Grant is $25,000. The research is expected to be completed within a year from the date that the grant is awarded.There will be two rounds of Incubator applications in 2017. Assessment of incubator applications is an expedited process with a shorter turn around than major grant applications. Successful grants from Round 1 will commence funding in the second half of 2017.
Eligibility: Applicants must have research experience.
Deadline: Round 1 Applications close February 26, 2017
Deadline: Round 2 Applications close July 22, 2017
Further details, including the application process, are available at this link.