National Blood Sector Research and Development Program offers three types of grants:
- Project Grants (up to 3 years)
- Seed Grants (up to 1 year)
- Scholarship (up to 1 year) – Administered by the Graduate Centre
The Program’s overarching objectives are to identify and support strategic priority areas appropriate for targeted blood sector research funding that will:
- enhance the sustainability and affordability of the national supply of blood products, including through increased efficiency and reduced blood product usage and wastage
- identify appropriate use and reduce inappropriate use of blood products
- maintain or enhance clinical outcomes for patients
by providing evidence or new knowledge to:
- understand the biological action of blood products
- identify optimum treatment, dosing or indications for use for blood products, and
- compare the use of blood products with alternative strategies and treatments.
Funding & Duration
- Funding for an entire, discrete, research project proposal.
- Typically $30-150k per annum Expended over period up to 3 years
- Seed funding for early stages of an innovative new research effort, or the generation of preliminary data needed to support future grant application
- Typically under $50k Expended over period up to 1 year.
Applications must address evidence gaps in either:
- Patient Blood Management (as identified in the PBM Guidelines), or
- Immunoglobulin product use (as described in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines )
Submission Requirements & Due Date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 25 May 2018
- Please complete your RFR through ResearchMaster.
- When prompted to Select Fund Scheme use Fund Scheme code ORG7070
- See also: submitting an Application to Research Services for Review