Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation: Project Grants 2019

The Foundation invites applications from early career researchers for project grants designed to enable recipients of the award to take ownership of a discreet research project and to provide a stepping stone towards independence.

The proposed research must be carried out in Australia and aim to improve our understanding of a disease/condition in one the following areas of medical research:

  1. Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias)
  2. Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)
  3. Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)
  4. Lung Disease (other than Cancer)
  5. Rheumatology
  6. Vision Sciences

Dermatology (excluding skin cancer)
Please note that research projects on public health matters are not eligible for funding.

Funding & Duration

The award will provide $50,000 per year for two years, commencing in 2019. Funding cannot be used to fund salary, salary-related on-costs, or Institutional infrastructure.


Applicants must:

  • be a qualified MD or have a PhD in medicine related field of science (a MBBS or Masters degrees alone will not be recognised);
  • have received formal notification of passing your PhD/MD on or after 1 January 2008 and before or on 31 December 2012, unless career disruptions exist. (NB, the date of degree conferral is not to be

Please refer to the Guidelines [PDF] for further details.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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