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Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital Kickstarter Medical Research Grant - 2019


Western Sydney Local health District Research and Education Network (REN) and the School of Medicine of Western Sydney University (WSU) are pleased to announce this competitive research funding scheme to “kick-start” research projects conducted by clinicians at Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital. The research must be conducted at Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital (BMDH) or the Blacktown Clinical School. The goal is to foster a culture of clinical and translational research by clinicians and to assist with the career development and provide funding to produce pilot data for other external funding grant opportunities.

Grant details

In 2019, four grants will be offered for one-year projects up to the value of $10,000 each. The grants can support the employment of research staff or the direct research costs of the project. Funds will be accessible from a grant account held within REN.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The applicant must have an MBBS (or MD) and working within a medical field at BMDH.

This grant is aimed to enable research by junior doctors or new staff specialists (1-2 years)

Track record is not the focus of this grant scheme – we want to fund important ideas!

The integration or collaboration of the research with other research programs at BMDH will be an advantage.

Preference will be given to clinically-based research and translational research with clinical application. This includes basic laboratory research linked to clinical care.

Preference will also be given to projects that have been submitted for or have human ethic and site-specific approval.


Applications will be assessed by a review panel of senior clinicians &-researchers from BMDH and WSU. Those awarded these grants will be required to write a report and present the work orally at BMDH at the end of the 12 months.

Application form here.



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