Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

 

Current Opportunties

Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience seed funding
The Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience sub-theme of the UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) has opened another round of seed funding for 2018.

In this round, funding of up to $20,000 is available to support the development of research projects in alignment with the sub-theme’s key areas of focus:

  • The interface of regulation and emotion
  • Executive function and decision-making
  • The mind – machine nexus
  • Neural coding
  • Neural therapeutics
  • Neural prosthetics
  • Neuromodulation and stimulation strategies

Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience is seeking to award four research proposals. Please click here for a PDF file and here for a Word doc version of the guidelines and application form.

Key dates:

  • Close of applications: 9 November 2018 (5 pm)
  • Review of applications: November 2018
  • Notification to applicants: End November 2018
  • Project funding dispersed: December 2018
  • Brief report due: 30 March 2020

For more information about the Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience sub-theme seed funding round, please contact:

Dr Lise Mellor
Acting Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
l.mellor@unsw.edu.au

 

Funding News

Congratulations successful applicants in the 2018 round of Collaborative Research Seed Funding
Congratulations to the seven successful applicants in the 2018 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research Seed Funding.
Project title Project leader Lead partner Sub-theme
Suicidal behaviour and self-harm in Emergency Department attenders Lin Perry University of Technology Sydney Children and Adolescent Wellbeing
Neurodevelopmental, physical and mental health consequences of early life adversity: a cross-sectoral population data linkage to inform health and social policy Kathleen Falster Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney Children and Adolescent Wellbeing
The role of the microbiome and metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia and related psychoses Maryanne O’Donnell South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Understanding brainstemsensory coding in pursuit of early detection of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy Jason R Potas UNSW Sydney Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience
Standing Tall-cardio. An engaging self-management program and scalable intervention using mobile technology to enhance healthy ageing and reduce fall risk in people with intermittent claudication: a randomised trial Kim Delbaere Neuroscience Research Australia Healthy Ageing
IMpact on Patient Recovery and Outcome of Very Early time to presentation: IMPROVE Stroke Awareness Study Dennis Cordato Liverpool Hospital Healthy Ageing
Addressing preventable disease burden to improve health outcomes for people with schizophrenia and related psychoses Julian Trollor UNSW Sydney Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases

In the 2018 funding round, it was essential criteria that projects involve four or more Clinical Academic Group (CAG) partners, including at least one local health district. The project team was also required to include at least one early or mid-career researcher. More information, including the Collaborative Research Seed Funding Guidelines, is available here.

In total, 21 highly collaborative applications were received and we are pleased to now have engagement across all CAG partners.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Lise Mellor
Acting Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
l.mellor@unsw.edu.au
 

Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 round of Collaborative Research Seed Funding.