Co-design features strongly in new stroke research grants

Stroke Foundation

Meeting the needs of young adults who feel isolated and marginalised after stroke will be the focus of a Stroke Foundation 2023 Research Grant.

The Tim Glendinning Memorial Fund will offer up to $75,000 to researchers of any career stage for a two year project.

It is one of six grants available in the 2023 grant round, with applications opening tomorrow.

Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee Chair Professor Amanda Thrift said the grants offer a range of opportunities for stroke research teams across Australia to test their ideas in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery.

“We are thrilled to be offering six grants to researchers to be a part of the future of stroke,” Professor Thrift said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for researchers to work with people with lived experience of stroke to co-design solutions.”

Stroke Foundation has awarded almost $5.6 million in research grants to more than 200 researchers since the inception of the grants program in 2008.

Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan said evidence-based research which could lead to the next breakthrough was needed now more than ever.

“The program fosters the next generation of leaders who will pave the way for the future and help influence changes in stroke practice, policy and knowledge,” Ms McGowan said.

“Effective research takes time, perseverance, and a great deal of funding. Which is why I strongly encourage people to apply for these grants and help the Stroke Foundation prevent stroke and save lives.”

Available grants:

• Tim Glendinning Memorial Young Adult Stroke Grant – One of up to $75,000 to any career stage for a two-year project that addresses the needs of young adults who may feel isolated and marginalised after stroke.

• Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Memorial Grant – One of up to $100,000 available to researchers of any career stage for a 2-year project that addresses primary prevention of stroke

including feasibility and implementation studies to manage stroke-specific risk factors.

• Early and Early-Mid Career Researcher Seed Grants – Four grants of up to $80,000 each for 18-month projects addressing Stroke Foundation 2023 research priority areas.

Applications close on Wednesday, August 31 (5pm AEST). Application outcomes will be advised in

December 2022.

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