National Blood Authority: Blood Sector Research & Development Grants (Grant Round 2)

This Research & Development grants program will be focused on research areas that have been identified by pre-existing strategic programs of the National Blood Authority (NBA) and governments in the blood sector:

  • Patient Blood Management (PBM) evidence gaps, as identified in each module of the PBM Guidelines; and
  • Efficient and effective use of immunoglobulin products, as highlighted through the Ig Governance Program

Grant Types & Funding Period

The funding period for Grand Round 2 is 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2020.

Project Grants

Project Grants are intended for entire, discrete research project proposal

Funding: Typically $30-150k per annum
Duration: Expended over a period of up to 3 years

Seed Grants

Seed grants are intended to fund the early stages of innovative new research efforts. The generation of preliminary data is needed to support future grant applications.

Funding: Typically under $50k
Duration: Expended over a period of up to 1 year

Postgraduate / Postdoctoral Scholarships

Scholarhsips are ntended to support a medical researcher in the attainment of a PhD or Master’s degree, or postdoctoral research fellow’s research.

Funding: Typically $25-30k per annum for post graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows
Duration: Expended over a period of up to 1 year


Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Australian Resident.

The research must be conducted primarily within Australia.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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